Vanilla Cake – Gluten and Dairy Free

This cake is tender, moist, sweet and deliciously vanilla.  Just what any cake should be.  But what makes it special is that it is completely gluten and dairy free. For folks with celiac and dairy allergies, there really aren’t too many homemade cake options that taste like a traditional layer cake — but I think…

Voting Day Vanilla Frosting Cupcake

This was one of my earlier posts, and I’ve had a few recent requests for it.  Happy Voting Day! A frosted cupcake is a classic American dessert. Here is my go-to recipe for an easy buttercream frosting, made with powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.  It’s sweeter and less silky than a classic European buttercream,…

Vanilla Gold Granola

Hey vanilla fans!  Here’s a flavor tweak on my basic Granola recipe.   Still crunchy and sweet, but with a warm vanilla note, gently accented with cinnamon.  Enjoy! 8 cups (28 oz) rolled whole oats 3 cups (11oz) sliced raw almonds 1 tsp  ground cinnamon 3/4 tsp. sea salt 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) good quality…