Chocolate Banana Olive Oil Cake

Baking, Desserts & Baking

Chocolate Chunk Olive Oil Banana Cake with Lisianthus Flowers, a vintage fork and a Gingham napkin on a white farmhouse table

Who doesn’t LOVE banana cake?  Our clan is obsessed, and the novelty of a freshly baked loaf of banana bread coming out of the oven never seems to wear out.  I’ve had the same recipe on repeat for over 25 years (there’s a reason, it’s SO GOOD… and yes, I’m that old if you are doing the math lol), and … View The Post

Plum Coffee Cake (Two-Ways)

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Plum Coffee Cake (Two-Ways)

I’m tired.  Of picking plums.  No really, I am. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super grateful to have a plum tree, and don’t want to sound like a whiner, but this tree HAS NOT STOPPED.  Seriously, this small, unassuming, and not-so-pretty plum tree in our yard has proven to be the Magic Porridge Pot of fruit trees (if you haven’t … View The Post

Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake

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Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake

It’s that time of year when I start craving lighter flavours, and citrus is at the top of that list! If you follow me regularly you will know that I have a bit of an obsession with bundt pans.  I mean, who wouldn’t, they are SO gorgeous!

Apple Greek Yogurt Cake

Appies & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Apple Greek Yogurt Cake

One of my fondest memories growing up in the Okanagan was the anticipation of fruit season. Cherries, plums, peaches, pears, and of course, delicious crunchy apples fresh off of the tree. I had no clue how lucky we were! I moved away from the Okanagan for about 10 years before returning, and have such a different level of appreciation for the … View The Post

Double Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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Double Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil and chocolate? Crazy as it sounds, it’s a match made in heaven. February is Heart Month and of course Valentine’s Day, not that anybody needs a reason to bake a chocolate cake!  I decided to celebrate it this year by raiding the baking aisle in Nature’s Fare, with a side trip to the olive oil section.

Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Desserts & Baking, Holiday Dishes, Recipes

Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

There are few things that define the holidays more than gingerbread. The smell and taste instantly take me back to my childhood and hours spent putting together (and eating) gingerbread houses. I’ve tried so many different versions of upside down cakes, but never one with gingerbread.  Of course pear and gingerbread seemed like a match made in heaven, and the … View The Post

Greek Yogurt Peach Upside Down Cake

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Greek yogurt peach upside down cake from Fraiche Nutrition

This upside down cake is a bit of a show off. It is ridiculously moist with a delicious lemony flavour and a pretty display of peaches. You may be tempted to skip the step with the egg whites: don’t. It truly makes the cake light and airy. You will need 3-4 peaches for this recipe, depending on the size of your … View The Post

Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake

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Lemon almond ricotta cake

I was walking through the grocery store, and out of nowhere I had this crazy impulse to buy ricotta.  Now, don’t ask me why.  At first I thought, am I pregnant?  Nope.  But there was no doubt I was leaving that store with the biggest container they sell.  Maybe it’s all of this research that I’m reading about the benefits … View The Post

Fresh Strawberries and Cream Cake

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Strawberries and cream cake

I love birthdays.  Ok, maybe not my own, but I love other people’s birthdays.  And it’s my job to make the cake – I don’t know if anyone ever asks me, it’s just a given.  We don’t eat cake very often, but when we do let me tell you, it doesn’t come out of a box.  The truth is that … View The Post

Beet, Carrot & Apple Cake

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Beet Carrot Apple Cake in pan

I got a little over-zealous with the grated beets when experimenting with a recipe lately, and quite frankly was over eating them in my salad for the time being. I make some sort of a healthy cake or muffin every week, so I figured why the heck not. The result? Delicious! I made beet, carrot and apple cake but you … View The Post