Archive for the 'cakes & cupcakes' Category




Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake (TWD)

I’ve been looking forward to making this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake for a couple of reasons:

- Cranberries!  I’m a cranberry sauce junkie (don’t tell anyone, but I love the jellied cranberry sauce that comes in a can), and I love baking with those tart, ruby red berries.

- Shortbread Cake?  The recipe had me a little puzzled – it is categorized as a cake, but the instructions read like a bar cookie. 

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Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake (FFwD)

October 29, 2010 – Comments (21)

Finally, my first post for French Fridays with Dorie!   Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you seen the 700+ people on the blogosphere cooking and baking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s gorgeous new cookbook Around My French Table.    I’m particularly excited about embarking with the new group, as I’ll have an opportunity to work on more savory dishes — after all, my hubs and I can’t survive on desserts alone!

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Double Apple Bundt Cake (TWD)

October 5, 2010 – Comments (18)

We’re finally experiencing a break in the sweltering heat in Los Angeles – in October!  We’re trading 100+ temperatures for some hot, humid days, and supposedly we’ll finally have autumn weather this coming week.   No matter what the weather is outside, I’m in a fall baking state of mind and this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Double Apple Bundt Cake is the perfect way kick off the season.  Our hostess for the week is Lynne of Honey Muffin, and you can head over to her blog for the complete recipe.

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Brooklyn Blackout Cake — and a Giveaway!

October 4, 2010 – Comments (24)

Welcome to the new home for A Tender Crumb!   After two and a half years,  my blog was need of a makeover and I was super excited to go with the flow and make the change.   Along with the blog facelift was a transition to WordPress and my own domain name.   I hope you like what you see — I especially love the Recipe Index and search functionality!   

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Cranberry Upside Downer (TWD)

September 14, 2010 – Comments (8)


Even with summery weather still going strong in my neck of the woods, I was looking forward to doing some holiday baking with this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Cranberry Upside Downer. Chosen by Sabrina of Superfluous, you can find the complete recipe at Dorie Greenspan’s website or Sabrina’s blog.

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Lots of Ways Banana Cake (TWD)

July 20, 2010 – Comments (21)

 I’ve made this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Lot’s Of Ways Banana Cake several times before, and I can tell you that this is a keeper!

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Swedish Visiting Cake (TWD)

April 20, 2010 – Comments (10)

I’m a week late in publishing last week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection, Swedish Visiting Cake. No excuses this time around – I just suffered from a case of chronic procrastination.

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Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake (TWD)

April 6, 2010 – Comments (23)


This week is a Tuesdays With Dorie two-fer! Along with a post for a delicious Coconut Lime Tea Cake, you can read all about a little incident at the Tender Crumb casa which derailed my plans for posting on time last week.

This week’s TWD selection is a Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake — sounds pretty delicious doesn’t it?

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Coconut Lime Tea Cake (TWD)

I totally dropped the ball and didn’t get my Tuesdays With Dorie post up on time last week (s0rry Carmen!).

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Coconut Cupcakes

March 17, 2010 – Comments (3)

 My friend T asked me to make cupcakes for a friend’s birthday. Her friend’s favorite cake flavors are coconut and chocolate, and I was more than happy to oblige.

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