Classic birthday cake

buttermilk layer cake with chocolate frosting

I'd love to have a yellow layer cake recipe in┬ámy list of go-to recipes -- those recipes that I know work, taste great, and don't demand great feats (or fancy ingredients) to make. I've made a couple of attempts at this classic (once as a small layer cake and cupcakes, and as mini vanilla cupcakes).… Continue reading Classic birthday cake

Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel (Orangettes)

homemade orangettes

Awhile back, I made candied orange peel for the first time, with the intention of putting it in Stollen. Happily, there was enough for the Stollen as well as some Orangettes. I'm not bit on chocolate and fruit (chocolate-covered strawberries being the exception) and orange + chocolate has never sounded appetizing to me, so I… Continue reading Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel (Orangettes)