All posts in "Cakes"

Sunday Cakes: Spice Layer Cake with Maple Meringue

By Chef Megan Joy / April 22, 2012

Tucked away on a shelf at my parents home are dozens of “vintage” Taste of Home magazines. They are little time capsules back to a period when people cooked and baked without the use of dry mixes or pre-made ingredients. Particularly because they didn’t even exist yet. Everything was made from scratch and lots of […]



By Chef Megan Joy / April 21, 2012

Move over Cliff bars! Yesterday brought on my first batch of oatcakes for the season. The grey weather had finally cleared, and I was meeting up with a buddy to go for a long hike in the mountains. The night before, I whipped up a batch of oatcakes to have on hand. Most of my […]


Carrot Cupcakes

By Chef Megan Joy / April 7, 2012

Easter snuck up on me again this year. I hadn’t even realized how quickly the end of March had flown by. Things are winding down in Vail and at the restaurant as we prepare to head into our ‘off season’. The temperatures are warming up, snow is melting, and less tourists are in town. This […]


Yellow Birthday Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / March 25, 2012

It’s a common story. Sometimes we forget we live at altitude. Then it’s our friend’s birthday, and we decide to bake him or her a cake. And…it fails. Oh yeah. Stuff doesn’t bake the same up here. And you never want to try baking again. Well it’s time to get birthdays back. In a world […]


Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake

By Chef Megan Joy / March 15, 2012

Yesterday I drove out to Wolcott with my friend Matt to practice shooting. It’s totally a boy thing, as evidenced by the remnants of television sets, propane tanks, and a lone a high heel. But besides shooting to learn proper gun handling, there is also a feeling of triumph you feel when you make a […]


Stacked Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

By Chef Megan Joy / March 5, 2012

There’s just something about chocolate and cheesecake. This recipe is the love child of two of my heaviest hitters. I combined fudgy chocolate truffle cake with smooth, creamy, and tangy cheesecake. And the best part? You don’t have to live at altitude to make this recipe, and you also can enjoy it as part of […]


Chocolate Stout Cake for a Blustery Day

By Chef Megan Joy / February 26, 2012

It’s almost March! Growing up in the midwest, March makes me think of blustery, grey days. It meant that Spring was coming, but first you had to endure this last Wintery tantrum. In the Rockies, March is a little different. We still get snowstorms, but the snow melts quicker, and the temperatures rise into the […]


Grapefruit Mini Cakes with Hibiscus Frosting

By Chef Megan Joy / February 17, 2012

  I have a grand baking idea for this mini cake recipe in the future. But we’ll touch on that later. Right now, the focus is on how adorable and fresh these grapefruit mini cakes are, adorned in a pastel hibiscus frosting. After working at a seasonal cuisine restaurant for almost two years, I am […]

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