Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cakelets

Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cake / Patty's Food

Are you ever tempted to purchase a somewhat useful but mostly cute ‘novelty’ cake pan? If my lemon buttermilk rhubarb bundt cakelets aren’t tempting enough to get you thinking mini cakes, consider these excerpts from the Williams-Sonoma site describing the Nordic Ware Mini Bundt Pans they offer for sale- “Bake up six perfectly sculpted little […]

Blueberry Ricotta Custard Cake

Blueberry Ricotta Custard Cake / Patty's Food

  This pound cake made with creamy whole milk ricotta cheese not only tenderly embraces a basket of fresh blueberries in it’s rich flavored interior but also easily releases from the slightly cooled loaf pan.  A pound cake recipe made with whole milk ricotta that’s a keeper, for sure.  I will admit to being afraid […]

Saint Patty’s Day Vanilla Cupcakes with Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting


I like to think of Saint Patrick’s Day as my personal holiday here at Patty’s Food so I hope no one minds if I say Saint Patty instead of Saint Paddy, yes there is a method to my way of celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m sticking with it! Today I’m sharing vanilla cupcakes with […]

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cupcakes & Kara’s Cupcake Boot Camp

Valentines Day Red Velvet Cupcakes / Patty's Food

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!  I made cupcakes to share using the recipes and new cupcake making skills I learned at Kara’s Cupcake Boot camp at the San Francisco Cooking School.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to take a few cooking classes this year.  I’ve been wanting to make cupcakes that look more professional, […]

French Yogurt Cake with A Nutella Swirl

French Yogurt Cake with a Nutella Swirl / Patty's Food

  The week between Christmas and New Years is always a time for lists.  The top ten movies, greatest sporting events, biggest disasters, Hollywood divorces, things that made us feel good, things that made us feel bad etc.  So, inspired by my French Yogurt Cake, I would like to add my own top ten list- […]

Cardamom Honey Pear Upside-down Cake: A Guest Post for You Made That?

CardamomHoney Pear Upside-down Cake: A Guest Post for You Made That? / Patty's Food

Today I’m thrilled to share that I’m guest posting over at my friend Suzanne’s who shares her kitchen adventures at her very creative and welcoming site, You Made That?   I am a big fan of her lovely blog and always come away inspired when I pay her a visit.  Suzanne has a way of […]

Glazed Key Lime Cakelets {made in vintage jello molds}

Key Lime Cakelets / Patty Price / Patty's Food

  Lucky me, I found a set of 8 vintage jello molds in an antique shop in Petaluma – just right to bake and serve individual size cakes with a few berries thrown in to celebrate the last days of our Indian Summer.  We had a mini heat wave this week with the temperature  finally […]

Fresh Cocoa Apple Cake

Fresh Cocoa Apple Cake / Patty's Food

  I planted 2 apple trees in my garden about 10 years ago that are thankfully producing a fair amount of apples.  However, I could have made a few more fresh apple cakes this week if I didn’t have to share my apples with the birds, it’s kind of sad to reach for a beautiful […]

Nectarine-Blueberry Pantry Cake

Nectarine-Blueberry Pantry Cake / Patty's Foood

l’m not sure if I’m the only one who likes to bake cakes in the dog days of Summer,  but when I get up early to hit the farmers market and arrive home with a bag of perfectly ripe nectarines I have this thing where I just want to put them in a cake.  Of […]

Chili-Chocolate Beet Cake with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting

Chili Chocolate Beet Cake with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting / Patty's Food

I had been holding on to a couple of bars of Lindt Dark Chili Chocolate, a bag of beets from the farmers market and the following recipe for chocolate beet cake for a week too long.  Tonight’s sleep over with my grandchildren- ‘The Littles’ (an affectionate name given by my daughter Katie to her sister […]