Vanilla

All my favorite things in one pretty dessert, pound cake, whipped cream, pudding, and fresh berries.  This dessert makes quite an impressive presentation.

Berry Trifle with Sour Cream Pound Cake & Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Peaches have a special place in my heart.  Daddy owned a farm in Sylvania, GA for many years.  Mama referred to it as a “gentlemen’s farm” because they never intended to make a living from the farm, it was just something Daddy loved doing and Mama humored him.  One of my favorite memories of the […]

Georgia Peach Crisp Recipe with Filling & Topping

Cannoli is a traditional Italian pastry, fried and filled with a sweet cheese filling that has undertones of orange and vanilla. Add chocolate chips to the filling and around the cake and voila! Cannoli cake perfection for a delicious summer dessert. The first time I bit into a cannoli, I knew the lightly sweet flavor […]

Cannoli Cake Recipe

I am celebrating the Fourth of July with stars and stripes vanilla cupcakes. These vanilla cupcakes are the perfect sweet treat to whatever you have grilling this weekend. Pair this classic vanilla cake with any frosting but I gotta admit, my faux swiss meringue buttercream is the perfect backdrop to my sprinkles. Oh…sprinkles! As much […]

Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe – Perfect For the 4th of July

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Summer is my favorite season, crazy I know!  I love the long, hot days, the unexpected afternoon rain showers, and the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit from the local farms. My favorite Savannah produce stand is Davis Produce. Their peaches…OMG! But for this cake, berries , I couldn’t resist the berries. This cake combines […]

Chantilly Cake & Mascarpone Mousse Filling with Berries Recipe

I LOVE vanilla extract. I use it in pretty much everything I bake. EVERYTHING! People often ask why I make my own real extract. Using the finest ingredients is a core value in my baking. I discovered that by making my own extract instead of using imitation, I saved money and controlled the flavor profile. […]

How To Make Easy Homemade Vanilla Extract

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The simplest things are often the very best. Isn’t that lesson coming through loud and clear these days? That is what this classic vanilla buttermilk cake is all about. The perfection of the most delicious vanilla cake and the smoothest faux swiss meringue buttercream. Stacked evenly and smoothly frosted to perfection. Mastering this basic cake […]

The Best Vanilla Cake Ever Recipe

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Just because we are spending Easter at home without our family or congregational gatherings, doesn’t mean we should not enjoy some sweetness in our celebrations. This recipe has been in our family, passed from generation to generation, so long that I don’t even know where is started. What I do know is that this cake […]

Coconut Cake & Coconut Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

My goal with this series wasn’t just to get you in the kitchen baking to take your mind off things. I wanted you to use these baked luxuries to spread some love in these unruly times. All of our celebrations are canceled. No weddings, graduations or birthdays, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t share […]

Stress Baking Series: Easy White Vanilla Almond Cake Recipe Using Box Mix

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