Red Velvet Bundt Cake


Welcome to Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and more!  I am a big fan of her blog and I am so excited to have her here today as part of Bake Craft Sew.  It has been so fun having many of my favorite bloggers here on the blog!!  Be sure and visit Joan to enter to win a Blendtec Blender.and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hi all, I’m Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and more. You have to love me already, right? I am [Continue Reading…]

Valentine Desserts


Do you celebrate Valentine’s as a couple or a family?  Of course, now that we are empty nesters it is definitely a couple celebration but when we had kids at home I enjoyed creating  special Valentine  and dinner for the whole family. Today I am sharing some of my favorite Valentine Desserts.  They seem to have a common theme – chocolate, berries, pink or red!   What is your preference?  Do you prefer something nice and chocolatey or would you rather have something with berries or maybe a combination. Here are [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

White Chocolate and Raspberry Bundt Cake

I love bite size  food.  The main reason I like it is that it gives you the opportunity to try more than one thing.  You don’t have to choose just one piece of pie or cake,  you can taste a little bit of everything because each one is only a bite. For the bridal shower I recently hosted I decided to do a selection of mini bundt cakes.  We did three flavors.  Orange Poppyseed, Chocolate and today’s recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry which was definitely my favorite.  A selection of [Continue Reading…]

Orange Poppyseed Bundt Cake

Orange Poppyseed Bundt Cake

Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  I have to admit that when my children were younger it was not one of my favorite holidays.  The day usually seemed to end up a little less than I had hoped for and expected.  Dad would be grumpy in the kitchen trying to get the kids to help fix dinner for mom but the kids were grumpy too which would make mom grumpy.  I would sit in church and listen to the speakers extol the virtues of their mother and feel guilty for not [Continue Reading…]

7 Up Bundt Cake

7Up Bundt Cake

This 7 Up Bundt Cake is just about the one of the prettiest cakes you’ll ever see and it is also delicious!  Great flavor and texture. I walk several mornings a week with my friend Marsha.  Marsha is involved with the Young Women’s organization at church and she was telling me about a special event they were planning with a Princess theme – they wanted the evening to be fairy tale like for the girls.  Marsha was in charge of refreshments and we were brainstorming some ideas. I immediately thought [Continue Reading…]

Poppyseed Cake


Today’s recipe is from my neighbor Sheri.  We have been neighbors for about 16 years and we have shared a lot of meals together and some great recipes during those 16 years. This is one of my favorite recipes that Sheri has given me. I made this cake for Sunday dinner last week. You will need a lot of poppy seeds for this recipe – it calls for 1/2 cup.  I only had 1/3 cup and it still tasted great.  Oh by the way Sheri,  I went into your house [Continue Reading…]

Key Lime Bundt Cake

Key Lime Bundt Cake @yourhomebasedmom

This Key Lime Bundt Cake is to die for!  Moist and full of amazing lime flavor. You know that I love lemon and have shared lots of  Lovely Lemon recipes with you.  Well, it only stands to reason that if I love lemon that I would also love lime!  And I do! Calling all lime lovers.  Today’s recipe is a yummy, easy dessert for lime fans.  It is moist and tart. It is amazing!  If you are a lime fan or know anyone that is a lime fan this cake is a must!  I [Continue Reading…]