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    Sweets: Cakes, Tarts, Pies, and Tea-Breads

    Welcome to Becky's Bakery! Here is my ever expanding collection of sweet baked goods including cakes, tarts, pies, muffins, and tea breads. For cookies, please see my Cookie Book.
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    Use to fill Lord Baltimore Cake (golden square layers). Enough to fill two 8-inch layers. Frost top and sides with White Mountain Cream Frosting (recipe #117823). From Family Circle All-Time Baking Favorites.

    Recipe #117749

    Use to fill the Lady Baltimore Cake (silver cake- i.e. two round basic white layers). Enough to fill two 9-inch layers. Frost top and sides with Pink Mountain Cream Frosting (recipe #117823). From Family Circle All-Time Baking Favorites.

    Recipe #119074

    an old grandmother used to make this

    Recipe #128329

    1 Reviews |  By BecR

    I have an abundance of Lemon Verbena growing in my herb garden, and am constantly on the lookout for verbena recipes. If you are a lemon lover as I am, you will love growing this herb (Aloysia Triphylla/ A. Citrodora). Verbena's exquisite lemony fragrance can be enjoyed in a myriad of treats ranging from lemonade to sorbet to scones to potpourri. Add a little finely grated lemon zest for stronger lemon flavor. These scones are extra lemony-heavenly glazed with my recipe #411928, and served with my recipe #416273. Best eaten warm and on the day they are made. ENJOY! Recipe adapted from an on-line source.

    Recipe #430349

    It's basically a Christmas Cake. There's no candied fruit- it's chock full of nuts. And it's drizzled with brandy....a big plus for a Christmas Cake. The only resemblance to fruit cake is the dough before baking- loaded with nuts and not much batter. A Maida Hatter recipe, adapted from Moveable Feasts.

    Recipe #469293

    A rich, fudgy bundt cake baked with Jack Daniel's in the batter and studded with chocolate chips, chopped pecans, raisins, maraschino cherries and candied pineapple pieces. I simply couldn't resist--can you? Serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Adapted from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Cookbook.

    Recipe #466538

    What sets this lemon tart apart from the classic is its addition of olive oil, not an uncommon ingredient in a part of the world (Provence, Nice, and the French Riviera) with landscapes peppered with gnarled and regal olive trees. It has a pleasing, almost vegetal flavour as well as silky texture. A technique of whipping the filling as it cooks on the stovetop produces an ethereal, light lemon filling reminiscent of lemon mousse and of an old fashioned lemon chiffon pie. Recipe found on Lemon Tart blog (Lemon Tarts are her specialty, and this tart is one of her favorites!). The sweet tart crust is adapted from Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan). The filling is adapted from a recipe from Rosa Jackson.

    Recipe #461868

    This is a decadent and gorgeous cake that would be perfect for Mother's Day or a spring or summer soiree! The sweet-tart lemony lavender glaze lends a beautiful blush of pale lavender color to the finished cake. If you like, serve slices of this pound cake with a scoop of recipe #414812 on the side, finished with a sliver of candied ginger--heavenly! Slightly adapted from the beautiful cake found on; the original is Claudia Fleming's cake from her book 'The Last Course'.

    Recipe #455817

    Very special cupcakes. Start with a simple Martha Stewart recipe for cupcakes, add a rich creamy filling, and top with an even richer strawberry buttercream made with fresh strawberries and real butter! Lovely for a baby shower, a girls birthday, or a ladies tea. Adapted from "Confessions of a Tart".

    Recipe #454242

    1 Reviews |  By BecR

    The dough is a little like a sugar cookie dough and doesn't get soggy with the fruit. Fill with fresh strawberries or your favorite fruit (my personal favorite is an assortment of sliced peaches, cherries, kiwis, and fresh strawberries arranged over a thin layer of custard topped with a clear jelly glaze, served with a dollop of whipped cream). Mom's favorite was simply fresh sliced strawberries with strawberry glaze, and whipped cream on the side. Delicious!! A great seasonal dessert. You will need a 10 or 11 inch boden torte pan for this recipe. The boden recipe is adapted from "Mennonite Girls Can Cook", the filling is all mine.

    Recipe #454174

    2 Reviews |  By BecR

    Moist champagne cake with peach schnapps and bits of diced peaches baked in, topped with a peachy champagne buttercream frosting! Taken from Sing For Your Supper.

    Recipe #453695

    1 Reviews |  By BecR

    This is a beautiful cake to behold! And so easy with a prepared white cake. The frosting is absolutely divine. A wonderful spring or summertime dessert; make this cake at the peak of the season when strawberries are at their reddest and sweetest...enjoy! P.S. Great served with a scoop of strawberry ice cream.

    Recipe #452397

    I found this easy cassata recipe online, and it looks too good to resist! Here is what Leslie Sarna has to say about her recipe: So, I'm going to let you have a little slice of the secret family recipes! This is my Aunt Carol's recipe for Sicilian Cassata. It's served at every Christmas. If you love cannoli's then you are going to love this recipe! I wish I had a magic wand to erase calories so I could eat this everyday! Now this recipe is not the most traditional, but I think it's the best. Most of the time there is candied fruit inside and it's covered with marzipan, but who needs that stuff? We stick to the liquor, cannoli cream and cake!

    Recipe #447519

    This lemon muffin recipe results in light and airy muffins that are not overly sweet. The fresh sweet-tart lemon glaze compliments them perfectly. Mouthwatering! The secret to light and airy muffins is in not over mixing the dough; work quickly to incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing by hand with a wooden spoon just until lumps are gone.

    Recipe #445679

    A lovely and easy to make crustless cheesecake, from the Mediterranean island of Corsica. If you can't find faisselle cheese, ricotta will do just fine. Adapted from "Fromages Frais Maison" by Cathy Ytak. Serves 6-8.

    Recipe #441103

    This Easy Pastry Shop Apple Tart has a delectable vanilla cream filling and a delightful spiced cinnamon-apple topping. Lovely served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a cup of coffee, tea or hot spiced cider. Recipe is courtesy Laura Calder from 'French Food at Home'.

    Recipe #438175

    A delicious Old-Fashioned Blueberry Buckle with a touch of cardamom and lemon! Best eaten while still warm, with a cuppa (cup of coffee or tea) or glass of milk, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream, as desired. Good for breakfast or as dessert.

    Recipe #433550

    Deep-dish fruit pie, especially easy because the tender biscuit crust and warm fruit filling - rhubarb, peach and prune - are made separately, then put together. Topping: luscious whipped cream with brandy. From Good Housekeeping.

    Recipe #432883

    8 Reviews |  By BecR

    These tender scones, studded with fresh strawberries, sport an unusual glaze. Based on granulated sugar rather than confectioners', and tinted gold by a very high percentage of vanilla, the topping gives the scones a nicely crunchy finish. They're the perfect vehicle for a dollop of double Devon cream and a dab of jam (try strawberry-rhubarb or my strawberry jam recipe #388115). Strawberry and Cream Scones are great served warm, slathered in Honey Thyme Butter recipe #428651 or my Homemade Lemon Clotted Cream recipe #453683. From

    Recipe #428672

    This wonderful cake recipe is an adapted one from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. The penuche fudge frosting is an old Southern recipe. Makes a very attractive presentation, especially when the cake plate is adorned with beautiful autumn leaves. This cake freezes beautifully, just allow the cake to defrost completely before filling and frosting the layers. I recommend Canadian or Vermont maple syrup and Georgia or Texas pecans, but you can use any pure maple syrup and could use walnuts, although we prefer pecans in this recipe.

    Recipe #394915

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