arsenal of cakes

Here I am, dreaming about cake all week, baking up a storm, and I slip on by Molly's page only to find she, too, has been thinking about cake! It must be in the air.
Here are the cakes of my week - number one, a classic, easy chocolate cake, just one layer. It has coffee in it so it went perfectly with coffee ice cream. Best eaten in the afternoon, with a friend.
Number two - a heavenly fragrant, moist Fig Cake, made with homemade jam from dried figs. This one takes an extra hour to make the jam, but my friends who tried it all said it was one of the best cakes I have ever made. Naturally, this cake is going in my repertoire, rather, my arsenal of cakes.

Number three (shown above) - Molly's French Yogurt Cake, made with tangelo instead of lemon. I soaked the cake with both the syrup and the glaze, as suggested by Molly. I wanted to use lemon, believe me, but all I had was one lonely beautiful tangelo. Yesterday it was raining and Finn was napping and I had just enough time, maybe 10 minutes, and all the right ingredients to throw together this lovely cake.

Allergies have been terrible, but it hasn't stopped the loveliness of life from proceeding. The bearded irises are blooming.

The sun tea is steeping.

And the cakes are cooling.

I wonder what cakes this coming week will bring!
What is your favorite cake?


natalie said...

Jess, I dig all of these photos. sun-steeped tea? delicious! & the two cakes that I tried were so delicious!

& thank you for your sweet comment. you're awesome!

natalie said...

ps. I'm obsessed with any kind of chocolate cake!

Lainey Seyler said...

yum! that french yogurt cake looks AMAZING! i love the pooled icing dripping below.

outdoor.mom said...

nice new blog :-) your cakes look fab.

Molly said...

Hello There. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love mking new bloggy friends. And you like sewing. Sweet! Look forward to checking out your projects.
Great blog name :)

Jamie Lee said...

cakes and pies, cakes and pies!! yummy. I think the fig one would have been a must for me too... mmm! I have recently been inlove with lemon poppyseed cakes.

Your Iris's are to die for... that's got me thinking now about other flowers I want to add to my own garden. hmmm... =)

sketchedblue said...

Jes. You're so adorably domestic!! These pictures made me incredibly happy.

My favorite cake: angelfood rolled into a jelly roll with chocolate inside and topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Noob Mommy said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! :) Your blog is so sweet and tempting! The pictures of cake and sun tea make me sooo ready for summer. Time to go plant some new tomatoes, as the others didn't quite make it through my post-prego period. Haha.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could go a whole week without baking a cake. Yours are very beautiful and inspiring!