Category: Cakes & Pastries

Oatmeal Banana Muffins Recipe

The first time I made these Oatmeal banana muffins, I was simply looking to bake a healthy sweet treat for a diabetic friend. 1 bite of  sweet, moist, flavor filled goodies and I knew I had a winner. When they tasted even better the next day I knew I needed to write a recipe.   […]

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Pineapple Upside- Down Cake Recipe

This Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe has been my default dessert for over 20 years now. If I was invited to a house party or any such gathering, I baked a Pineapple Upside-down Cake. I first happened upon the recipe in a magazine when I was a teenager.  I was charmed by the used of […]

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spice bun with avocado and cheese

Jamaican Spice Bun Recipe

Any self-respecting Jamaican will tell you that Easter is not complete without a Jamaican Spice Bun in the house. I’ve known more than a couple ital loving Rasta who made an exception for a bite of bun.  Not to be confused with the other bun (a Jamaican synonym for cheating on your mate) this tasty addictive bun is a sweet dense spice cake flavored with baking spices, candied fruits and brown sugar. The Spice Bun recipe below calls for using Dragon Stout. If you cannot locate Dragon Stout where you live an original Guinness stout makes a good substitute.
Jamaican spiced bun with cheese
At Eastertime Jamaican spice bun with slices of cheese is a must have for most if not all Jamaicans. The combination of candied fruits flavored with dessert spices baked into a dense slightly chewy cakelike  confection is irresistible by itself. Throw in the saltiness of cheese and you have perfect palate pleasing harmony.

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Caribbean ‘Jamaican’ Black Cake Recipe

If you know anything at all about English Caribbean cultural cuisine you already know that Black Cake is our official Christmas Cake.  If you didn’t know before know now that a Caribbean Christmas dinner invite will almost certainly net you a slice of the most alcoholic cake you will ever eat.  Even though this rich treat can […]

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toto - Jamaican coconut cake

Toto – Coconut Spice Cake Recipe

Toto is a coconut spice cake that is popular throughout the Caribbean. On some islands it is simply called Coconut Cake. Toto is a dense cake that is rather plain and not much to look at but the combination of coconut and spices makes for a delicious confection that is sure to delight any coconut […]

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