Glazed Orange Poppyseed Cake

Glazed Orange Poppyseed Cake

Hello everyone!

It has been a while… Life, with exams and work, takes over sometimes. But now that the kids have safely moved on to the next year, without any major academic mishap, I’m relaxed and happy to be back here.

So I have today a lovely little  treat for you –  Glazed Orange Poppyseed Cake. Perfect for a light  dessert, for your afternoon tea or just some easy munching.

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Buckwheat Chocolate Layer Cake w/ Salted Dark Chocolate Frosting

 

Buckwheat Chocolate Layer Cake w/ Salted Dark Chocolate Frosting

Some cakes are just meant to be….like a classic chocolate cake. There are days when nothing else will do, only a  no-frill chocolate cake with gooey frosting. Decadent, yes, but simple and comforting.

Just the kind of cake I wanted to share with my amazing IG friends Natasha,Uma and Rekha when we met for a fun-filled, Sunday afternoon! Here’s the twist in the story ( there always is, right?) I wanted to make it gluten-free, and so this Buckwheat Chocolate Layer Cake w/ Salted Dark Chocolate Frosting happened!

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Wholewheat Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

Wholewheat Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

Long work days, one sick kid, one teenager dealing with school’s final exams, general domestic challenges…I just have one way to deal with all this mayhem.  I bake.  As  smell of a freshly baked cake pervades the house, all seems well with the world.  We all relax, gather around the table , wait impatiently for the cake to be turned out of the pan.  All at once, there are smiling faces , funny stories, laughter and we all escape  to this happy place…everyday simple pleasures!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Cake w/ orange cream cheese frosting

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While we are grappling with insane heat and humidity through the day, have you noticed there is actually a soft cool breeze early morning and that crunch of dried leaves under your feet?  Signs of change I say.  Time for fall recipes, peppered with warm spice and everything nice.  Time to bring out that adored pumpkin and turn it into a scrumptious cake… Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Cake w/ Orange Cream Cheese Frosting!

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