Category Archives: Cake

Ice Cream Sundae Cake

Ice Cream Sundae Cake

  It is way too hot outside to bake these days.  Here is a recipe we had at a recent outdoor party that will certainly cool things off.  Bet you can’t have just one serving! 24 ice cream sandwiches 2 containers (8 oz. each) whipped topping 1 jar (12 oz.) hot fudge ice cream topping,…Continue Reading

Baby Reveal Cake

Baby Reveal Cake

Our number one Aussie fan, Skye, shared with us how she turned our coconut cake recipe into a baby “reveal” cake.  What a great idea, Skye!! Skye was throwing a baby shower for her sister who was having a boy, but no guests knew the baby’s sex except the two of them.  Here’s how they…Continue Reading

Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin “Doughnuts”

Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin “Doughnuts”

This is not The Simple Celebration’s recipe, but it is sooo good we had to share!  These pumpkin doughnuts are a little bite of moist, delicious goodness, a holiday treat everyone will love.   10 T (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 3 c all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 2 1/2 t baking powder…Continue Reading

Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

We absolutely love the cookie crust in this recipe – you could eat it all by itself!  This is one of those recipes that can be changed according to the flavors you like best.  Substitute the blueberry spread for raspberry or strawberry.  Vicki found this blueberry spread while recently traveling in Maine.  On vacations or…Continue Reading

Autumn Apple Cornmeal Cake

Autumn Apple Cornmeal Cake

The Simple Celebration prides itself on simple recipes, which this is, it just has many ingredients.  The original recipe came from The Tampa Bay Times CookClub and called for raspberries.  We changed things up and used apples instead which gives this cake a great “autumn” taste.  If you are an apple cake fan, give this…Continue Reading

Delectable Dark Chocolate Tarts with Coconut Shell

Delectable Dark Chocolate Tarts with Coconut Shell

This recipe is reminiscent of the classic chocolate and coconut flavors of Mounds and Almond Joy bars.  It can be made with or without almonds because as the saying goes, “Sometimes you feel like a nut … Sometimes you don’t.”  Which bar was your favorite?   Mounds bars were introduced in 1920 by Peter Paul in New Haven,…Continue Reading

First Day of Fall Apple Cake

First Day of Fall Apple Cake

Today is the first day of Fall!  For us Floridians who are still battling brutal heat and humidity, it is a day of hope.  Hope that the start of Fall will knock the temperatures out of the 80s and 90s and crisp, cool days are not too far away. The wonderfully warm flavors of apples,…Continue Reading

Greek Coconut Cake

Greek Coconut Cake

  The recipe for this non-pictured coconut cake comes courtesy of Vicki’s friend Paula from Australia who is Italian, married to a man named John, who is Greek, and this is his family’s recipe (connect the international dots and you’ll see how the cake got its name).  Vicki recently served it to her daughter and…Continue Reading

Tiramisú – Easy AND Impressive

Tiramisú – Easy AND Impressive

  My daughter and her husband come over for dinner most Sunday nights, now baby Claire does too! I always like to include dessert with the meal and decided to try out this Tiramisú recipe.  It came together in no time and was so delicious, I had to blog it!  Both my husband (who is not a big…Continue Reading

Devilishly Dense Flourless Dark Chocolate Mint Cake

Devilishly Dense Flourless Dark Chocolate Mint Cake

  More chocolate on Valentine’s Day?  Of course!  This cake comes together quickly and tastes delicious.  It is the perfect ending to what we hope will be your most romantic (and delicious) Valentine’s Day ever. 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate 1 stick unsalted butter 5 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup sugar 3 + 1 T white…Continue Reading

Light and Fluffy Angel Food Cake – Simply Heavenly

Light and Fluffy Angel Food Cake – Simply Heavenly

  Need a light, homemade dessert?  Whip together this delicious, fluffy angel food cake – it is truly heavenly!  You only need six ingredients, which you probably already have on hand. 1 cup Swans cake flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 12 large egg whites, brought to room temperature 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/4 cup…Continue Reading

Sticky Toffee Date Pudding

Sticky Toffee Date Pudding

Vicki’s son-in-law, George,  just celebrated his 30th birthday.  George is from the land down under and Vicki made him this special dessert to reminded him of home.   Happy birthday, George!  Hip, hip, hooray! The term “pudding” is used in Australia and the United Kingdom for very moist cake.  This dessert is simple to make.…Continue Reading

A Decadent Angel Dessert

A Decadent Angel Dessert

  Finish off your simple, yet elegant dinner with this decadent dessert recipe.  IMPORTANT:  Be sure to make this dessert the day before your dinner! 1/2 of a large angel food cake (find in your store’s bakery section) 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 eggs, separated 1 cup of whipping cream 1/2 t. vanilla…Continue Reading

Cupcakes for Any Simple Celebration

Cupcakes for Any Simple Celebration

This cupcake recipe is very versatile.  You can use food coloring to color the icing for any simple celebration – birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, or holiday gathering.  The cupcakes pictured were made for a good friend’s daughter’s baby shower. Ingredients: 2  13-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk Boil the coconut milk in a heavy…Continue Reading