All posts in "Cakes"

Sparkling White Cupcakes

By Chef Megan Joy / December 30, 2012

I hope all of you had a joyous and happy holiday this past week. I was fortunate enough this year to make it home to Indiana to celebrate with my family. It had been three years since I’d been able to do that due to my previous jobs out here. When you work in a […]


Whole Wheat Apple Bundt Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / September 14, 2012

And suddenly, it was Autumn in the Rockies… I’ve been scrambling these last few weeks to fit in whatever “summer” activities I want to do before it gets too cold to play outside all day. And before the snow hits. Trust me, it’s coming. The shift in temperature and Aspen leaf color has also stirred […]


Homemade “Funfetti” Layer Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / July 19, 2012

One thing I have learned in my experiences as a pastry chef is that any time you create a dessert that brings up “food memory”, you’ve got yourself a winner. Warm peach pie. Sugar cookies with pink icing. Freshly baked cinnamon rolls. All the things you ate as a kid, or at your grandmother’s house. […]


Zucchini Cakes with Brown Sugar Icing

By Chef Megan Joy / July 17, 2012

It happened every summer growing up. At some point in July, behind all the leaves and growth in the garden, a zucchini squash or two would go unnoticed for awhile. With each passing day they would grow larger in size, turning into mammoth zucchinis the size of small baseball bats. And then one day, watering […]


Molten Chocolate Cakes

By Chef Megan Joy / July 1, 2012

A few years ago, molten chocolate cakes were all the rage on dessert menus across the country. They’re kind of a past ‘fad’ now, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to make an appearance now and then. Think about chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s spun into ice creams, topped on brownies, and eaten raw […]


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / June 14, 2012

Ahh, summer. They say you come for a winter out here, experience a summer, and then never leave. Hard to argue. This is my favorite time of year and I try to soak it up as much as I can. I feel particularly blessed going into this summer season with more creative freedom than I […]


Berry Creme Fraiche Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / June 5, 2012

I have to admit, I bake cakes a lot. But who can resist one like this? This tender poppy seed buttermilk cake is layered with sweet berries and a smooth, whipped creme fraiche cream. Any fruit could be substituted for the berries, and even jam would be delicious. This cake is kind of like a […]


Marble Bundt Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / May 30, 2012

Every once in awhile I get a hankering for some kind of dense, rich, buttery cake. The kind you cut into really thick slices. And even eat for breakfast. They are usually quite high in fat, these cakes, especially since their main lineup of ingredients reads like a list of high-fat dairy products. But life […]


Peanut Butter Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / May 28, 2012

Upon my return back to the mountains, I was shocked by a strong desire to be back in the kitchen. I did a lot of cooking and baking while I was visiting my family in the Midwest. But I think part of it was just the whole ‘settling in again’ process. Flipping through cookbooks awhile […]

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