baking cakes

Cardamom Pound Cake

Friday, December 1, 2017
Cardamom Pound Cake Recipe | The Vanilla Bean Blog

(This cardamom pound cake is another recipe lost in the archives I’m bringing back to life – it’s a great cake to make around the holidays. I’ve kept the original text.) Early Monday morning I found myself in the kitchen, baking this pound cake. It was almost as if I didn’t have a choice; my mind and heart had been there all night, anyway, stirring and sifting flour,…


Citrus Bundt Cake

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Citrus Bundt Cake | The Vanilla Bean Blog

‘What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.’ – TS Eliot, Four Quartets Somehow we’re back to blood oranges. A year ago I made doughnuts with them, and quick bread. I’m not quite sure where the time went – months have flown by, with so many changes, yet somehow it…