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Champagne Cake with Champagne Glaze

Champagne cake is a soft and tender pound cake with the essence of champagne. It’s perfect for a simple brunch or a special occasion. This post has been updated from 2015 to improve reader experience. Champagne cake is a great way to celebrate any event. This Champagne Pound Cake recipe is delicious and exactly what’s …

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White Chocolate Irish Cream Cupcakes Recipe

White Chocolate Irish Cream Cupcakes are moist, tender, and delicious. They are the perfect recipe for a special occasion, or anytime. These delicious cupcakes were first published on 3/10/16 and have been updated to improve the reader experience. Ahhh we are finally getting close to St. Patrick’s Day. As I’ve said before, Americans are always …

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Spice Cake Recipe With Peanut Butter Frosting

Our Spice Cake recipe with Peanut Butter Frosting has a tender center with a delicious contrast in the sweet frosting. This combination may sound unusual but trust me, this cake is absolutely delicious. It’s an easy spice cake to make and one of my all-time favorites! My birthday should be a National holiday. Well, not …

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Reader Favorites – Countdown to 2017

Countdown to 2017 is on! Today’s recipes are for Reader Favorites featured on Hostess At Heart during 2016. Countdown to 2017 continues. It’s so much fun seeing the best of an entire years’ recipes. Today’s recipes are all Reader Favorites. That makes them my favorite too. It means so much to me that you take …

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Cranberry Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake is soft and tender. The cake tastes like sweet cream which is a great contrast to the tartness of the cranberries. It’s a great way to launch #CranberryWeek! Cranberries are such an underutilized fruit. It used to be that most households would buy a bag of cranberries (or can) for Thanksgiving. They …

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Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

Tender Lemon Cupcakes filled with a delicious creamy blackberry filling and topped with cream cheese frosting. The whole thing is decorated with a candy heart. They make an impressive display for any occasion. You know how people say they are dog people or cat people, and you rarely have bipartisan pet people? Well, I think …

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Chocolate Charlotte Royal

Chocolate Charlotte Royal is a show-stopper dessert that is a soft cake and chocolate buttercream roll, filled with a smooth bavarian filling. For the June daring bakers challenge, Rebecca from BakeNQuilt.com, challenged us to make Charlotte Royale and Charlotte Russe from scratch. Savory or sweet Charlottes were definitely tasty showstoppers. I am really enjoying this group. So …

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Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup Cake

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup Cake is a beautifully simple and delicious cake that is perfect for any celebration. There are no fancy techniques, this cake bakes with a surprise center. When my in-laws moved to an independent living facility, I was the benefactor of my mother-in-law’s recipe box. This box is a piece of art. It was …

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Triple Chocolate Lamingtons

Triple Chocolate Lamingtons is a delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant. Using chocolate three different ways satisfies even the toughest chocoholic. It is that time of month when I participate in a baking challenge on a website called The Daring Kitchen, that issues monthly challenges to it’s members. Members are from all over …

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Snowflake Chocolate Bundtlettes

Snowflake Chocolate Bundtlettes are just a little more special than a cupcake and small enough that each person can enjoy one all to themselves. We recently got together with several of our good friends for a great evening. Everyone brings something to eat so when I received the invitation, I immediately started to think about what …

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Chocolate Pudding Trifle Dessert Recipe

Delicious and EASY Chocolate Trifle Recipe combine tender chocolate cake with creamy chocolate pudding, sweet whipped cream, and a sprinkle of Oreos. We’ve been making this Chocolate Cake Trifle for our family for over 20 years. Chocolate Trifle is an easy and delicious chocolate pudding dessert that is a great make-ahead recipe that chocolate lovers …

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