All posts in "Cakes"

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

By Chef Megan Joy / December 1, 2013

Well, it’s Thanksgiving round 2 today. This evening we are heading to a friend’s house to celebrate the holiday all over again, and I just finished up this praline pumpkin cheesecake.  I’ve made it once before, and it’s a great make-ahead holiday dessert- you get cheesecake, pumpkin, caramel, pecans, and gingersnaps all in one. For […]


Apple Olive Oil Cake with Maple Icing

By Chef Megan Joy / November 2, 2013

I too, find this hard to believe, but I think I may have spent the whole month of October eating entirely too much pumpkin. It’s lost its appeal to me, at least for now. Talk to me in a week. This recipe comes from the brilliant Yotam Ottolenghi. If you’ve never flipped through any of […]


Walnut Pear Coffeecake

By Chef Megan Joy / October 19, 2013

I think I have finally accepted that winter is upon us. Two nights ago I was standing in my kitchen, washing dishes, and I noticed that the sidewalk outside looked wet. “It must be raining…”, I had thought. Twenty minutes later, another glance revealed a few inches of powdery white snow. I turned off the […]


Homemade Ding Dongs

By Chef Megan Joy / June 23, 2013

Some of you may remember my posts/photos from last summer detailing a few of the pastries I would make for our local coffeehouse, Yeti’s Grind.  The most popular pastries were usually homemade versions of nostalgic Hostess treats. But can you really act surprised? A from-scratch version of anything will always taste better than the pre-packaged […]


Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling

By Chef Megan Joy / May 30, 2013

Now that I am back in the mountains after visiting family in Indiana for a few weeks, I’ve finally had some high altitude kitchen time. Being at sea level because I had to remind myself not to ‘altitude adjust’ whenever I baked anything! In Indiana, all of the trees and shrubs were blossoming when I […]


Daffodil Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / May 6, 2013

Now into our second week of May, the grass keeps getting greener and the snow continues to melt. I like the direction things are heading. And today, it rained! No snow this time. I have been very busy working on my upcoming downloadable High Altitude Bakes Breads Cookbook. A lot of progress was made this […]


Boston Cream Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / April 21, 2013

In light of all the events that happened this past week in Boston, I turned to my kitchen to process the sadness. This may be a high altitude baking blog, but I felt compelled to make something,  just to let Boston know we are thinking of them- whether it’s in Colorado or elsewhere. I was […]


German Chocolate Whoopie Pies

By Chef Megan Joy / April 18, 2013

I could use a boost. Closing day was on Sunday, and since Saturday night we have gotten pounded with snow-almost (if not already) 3 feet. That’s a lot of snow. I’m tired of clearing it off of my car, I’m tired of strapping on boots, I’m tired of adding extra layers to go outside. I […]


Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / February 24, 2013

Greetings, everyone! It’s another snowy day in the Rockies. The sun hasn’t come out yet so the snow is still clinging to many of the tree branches and it’s lovely. Late yesterday, we took the beast out for a snowy romp. He seemed to enjoy himself and even dug up a frozen elk leg. Quite […]


Red Velvet Stack

By Chef Megan Joy / February 2, 2013

Hello February! I feel like the dreary, gloomy part of winter is over. When I think of my past seasons here, February brings up memories of warmer temperatures, lots of sunshine, and longer days. Let’s hope this month proves the same. We did get a decent amount of snow a few days ago from a […]

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