Category Archives: Cakes, Pies, and Icing

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Pie

“As planned, Olly and another employee started strolling through the café giving out small samples of the Chocolate Banana Nut-Butter frozen pie Ruthie had created. Customers oohed and aahed, commented on the pie’s creaminess, marveled that it was low in sugar, and asked for the recipe.” Smothered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery, DX Varos 2021

Cocoa-Bear Cake (AKA Dragon’s Milk Cake)

I was out of oil when I made this on Friday so I blended a seeded Gala apple with the beer until it was beer-applesauce, then mixed it together with the dry ingredients. The cake still turned out great!

Chocolate Zucchini – Apple Cake

1 ½ cups grated zucchini 1 small tart apple (like Gala or Honey-crisp), seeded and grated3 eggs1 cup packed dark brown sugar1 ½ tsp vanilla2 cups unbleached or gluten free flour4 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder1 TBSP apple cider vinegar1 tsp baking soda½ tsp salt1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease […]

Apple Crisp (the one I made nearly every Friday while my kids were growing up – )

7-8 tart apples (like Gala, Granny Smith or Fuji) – peeled and sliced thin) Juice of about half a lemon 1 tsp lemon zest 1 TBSP pure maple syrup ¼ cup fruity or berry liqueur or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup chopped toasted almonds or pecans (or mix them together) 2 cups quick […]