Slow Cooked Vanilla Swirl Pound Cake

Cake in a slow cooker?  Sounds a bit strange right?  I mean, my adventures with my slow cooker have only featured stews and soups and chillis.  It's hard to imagine "slow cooking" a cake.  Now, imagine slow cooking a pound cake!  I can count on one hand the number of times I've eaten pound cake in my lifetime (I mean, we call it Pound Cake for a reason). And, I'm certain most of those cakes were of the pre-packaged variety: But, when I came across this recipe over at The Naptime Chef, I just had to try it! … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Coffee Cake

  For 10 summers at camp, I’d wake up every Sunday morning and head to the dining hall where I’d indulge in a vast buffet boasting the most amazing coffee cake. It was served warm, super moist, with a sinfully sweet crumbly cake topping. It was so good, you simply could not eat just one piece. At that point, I’d break the rules. I’d pack more coffee cake pieces in dozens of napkins, slip them under my bathrobe, and shuffle back to my cabin – where there was a strict no food allowed rule. Ever since then, I have been on a quest for a … [Read more...]