Raspberries and Yogurt Summer Cake

Summer is just around the corner.  Here in South Texas it gets blistering hot!!!  The last thing I want to eat is a heavy cake with sticky sweet buttercream frosting.  It makes me so thirsty and feeling unsatisfied.

Also, here in South Texas in the summer it is so hot that your buttercream frosting will run off your cake in between the time you get it in your hot car to the time you get to that social event.  No good!

This Raspberries and Cream cake is light, refreshing, tangy, and sweet.

It's very easy to make.  If you have greek yogurt that is about to expire, this is a great way to use it!  I used plain Kirkland Greek yogurt.  You could use raspberry greek yogurt, it just may make your batter a bit on the pink side.

My recipe uses frozen raspberries that I strained while making the batter.  You can use fresh, too.


Pan Fried Panko Chicken Drum Sticks

Who can resist pan fried chicken?!

1.  Mix together equal amounts of Panko Crumbs and Parmesan Cheese.  Add Italian Spice Mix to your taste.  Mix in a shallow bowl.

 2.  Fill a Shallow bowl with 1 egg and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of whole milk, or half n half.  Dip your chicken drumsticks into the egg and milk.

 3.  Coat the dipped chicken drum stick into the panko mixture.  Set aside onto a seperate plate.


Delicious Cake Gallery

The past few weeks I have been down with some kind of cold, sinus infection, or fever.  On top of that, I drowned my phone this past Monday and am still waiting on my new Motorola Moto Z Force phone to drop on my doorstep.

So, I thought I would just entertain you with some photos of cakes I made while I had my cake business in Japan.  I lived there from 2007 to 2011.  I started my cake business in January of 2008.  

The first name of my business was Ellabaloo Cakes.  A take on the word hullabaloo.  The main request was birthday cakes, of course.  Birthday cakes in Japan are small and expensive!  A 4" round cake can start at the equivalent of $20!

So you can imagine my business boomed and I had plenty of American and Japanese customers.  In 2010 I renamed my business American Treats.  That went over well and described by business a little better and allowed me to start making large cookies, frosting shots, and cake pops.

I enjoyed my time baking cakes in Japan and all the wonderful people I met.  I would do it all over again.

Do I still bake and sell to customers?  

     Not too often.  I work 30 hours a week in a kitchen, so not much time to do so.