Mosaiko (Greek Chocolate Refrigerator Cake)

I honestly believe that chocolate as we know it in its modern form is proof that God exists and loves us very, very, very, very much. Please don’t try to change my mind, I prefer to live in this version of reality.

Continue reading Mosaiko (Greek Chocolate Refrigerator Cake)

Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake

20200610164931_IMG_4179Each summer my exercise routine consists of repeatedly running frantically out of my kitchen to the backyard, flapping my arms and yelling “ch ch ch ch” to scare away the scrub jays from my nectarine tree.  When I’m tired, I make the boys do it.

Continue reading Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

20200106_134348aswetYou know those cartoons that show a person debating what to do with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other giving conflicting advice?  This cake is like the two of them got together and struck a deal.

Continue reading Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)

IMG_2015You’ve likely heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  This cake is a true treasure traditionally made with “trash”.  Well, kind of.

Continue reading Karithopita (Greek Walnut & Citrus Cake)

Portokalopita (Greek Orange & Phyllo Cake)

20190619_224457If you’ve ever worked with phyllo dough, you know that you’ve got limited time to use it before it turns into a flaky, dried out mess.  All is not lost.

Continue reading Portokalopita (Greek Orange & Phyllo Cake)

Milopita (Apple Cake)

20200831070859_IMG_5425I think the best thing about milopita is the fact that Greeks eat this for breakfast.  Seriously, why wait till the end of the day for something this good?!  I think they might be on to something, here.

Continue reading Milopita (Apple Cake)