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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

rhubarb upside-down cake

Tropical flavors like mango, pineapple and passionfruit remind me of home. But, there are certain flavors of the Pacific Northwest that I’ve come to know and love as well. One of my go-tos is rhubarb. And just like I look forward to pumpkin-recipes in the fall, I always look forward to rhubarb-recipes in the spring. Some of my favorite rhubarb recipes include Rhubarb Custard Pie and Homemade Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt. But this year I’m adding a new favorite to the mix: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake.  Continue reading


Decadent Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Let me tell you about what a great wife I am.

I found a delicious-looking Coconut Cake recipe in Bon Appetit, just in time for Sam’s birthday. I purchased all the ingredients (which required going to THREE groceries stores due to poor planning on my end). I made the cake. I frosted the sucker. And then? I remembered that my husband, who is not allowed to eat dairy or gluten, wouldn’t be able to eat this dairy-covered-gluten-filled cake. Epic fail.

With hours left until his birthday party, I whipped together some vegan and gluten-free cupcakes from a box of cake mix, frosted with whipped coconut milk. I was pleased with my quick fix, but felt horrible about the beautiful cake that sat on our counter, taunting him.

All I can say is – at least one of us was able to enjoy this decadent treat! The cake recipe is great, but the frosting is killer. The combination of cream cheese, lime and rum blend together really well. Let’s just say that I ate about half of it out of the bowl while the cake was cooling. And will probably be making it again soon… this time, not for Sam.

{Happy birthday, sweetie!}

Coconut Cake

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