Latest Blog Posts

Latest Blog Posts

Azuki Red Bean Ice Cream, #SundaySupper Birthday Party

Why am I writing about red azuki bean ice cream in the dead of winter? I’ve been invited (and so are you!) to a Sunday Supper birthday party. Plenty of cake is sure to be served. But birthday cake just isn’t the same without ice cream. And red azuki bean paste is what fills an-pan bread – a popular Japanese winter warming bun. (Anko - red azuki bean paste - is made from boiled beans and lots of sugar.) So, I thought it... Read More

Old-Fashioned Pound Cake, #The Cake Slice Bakers

The Cake Slice Bakers are a group of bakers from around the world. We vote on a recipe and then bake the sweet from the same cookbook every month. Our current book is Carole Walter's Great Cakes. This month's sweet assignment? Old-Fashioned Pound Cake!   Mona Lisa is better looking when embraced by her golden frame in the Louvre. Ginger Rogers shines brightest when dancing with Fred Astaire. Similarly in the... Read More

Chinese Chicken, Slow Cooker #SundaySupper

All the hope and promise of a new year awaits…May blessings beyond your imagination greet you, dear reader, with the dawning of 2014. It is definitely a Happy New Year in the Ninja Baker’s kitchen.  2014 has delivered a slow cooker to my doorstep. Just in time for this week’s slow cooker themed #SundaySupper! (For more details about this weekly gathering around the virtual dinner table at Twitter, please scroll... Read More

10 Cupcake Treasures of 2013

As a curtain is drawn on the final days of 2013, I find myself contemplating…the discovery of ten cupcake treasures in 2013! From the World Wide Web constellation of sites touting spectacular sweets, eight cupcake recipes were destined to slip into my must-make file. Every single recipe meets the Ninja Baker cupcake standard: appealing and attractive, do-able and delicious!   ? Serendipitously, eight is the number... Read More

M & M Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

I am so honored to guest post today for Tara of Noshing with the Nolands. She is one of the brightest bakers in the food blogosphere. Gazing at photos of Tara’s chocolate swirled zebra bundt cake or cinnamon cranberry adorned acorn squash are like reveling in the gorgeous pages of a gourmet magazine. I’m guessing you'll feel the same way about the lovely vacationing Tara’s talents. Christmas is a tropical... Read More

South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake, Movie Inspired #SundaySupper

You are invited to a virtual Sunday Supper at Twitter. (Please scroll down to see the details.)  Foodies from around the globe gather to exchange recipes and engage in conversations pertaining to a theme. This week’s conversations revolve around recipes inspired by holiday themed movies, music and TV shows. The lovely Tammi of Momma's Meals hosts.   Electric reindeer leap into the Christmas sky. (For... Read More

Streusel Squares, #The Cake Slice Bakers

The Cake Slice Bakers are a group of bakers from around the world. We vote on a recipe and then bake the sweet from the same cookbook every month. Our current book is Carole Walter's Great Cakes. This month's sweet assignment?  Streusel Squares!     Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels… Wild geese that fly with the moon on... Read More

Japanese Blondies, #ChristmasWeek, #CakeBossBaking

Welcome to Day #6 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th. Chocolate is swirled into American... Read More

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, #Creative Cookie Exchange

Do you think Santa worries about his breath on Christmas Eve? After all, it's a special night and Mrs. Santa will expect a kiss under the mistletoe. Help Santa out,  bake him a pepperminty cookie!   Scroll down and you'll see many scrumptious recipes from members of the Creative Cookie Exchange. The mighty peppermint was proclaimed as the star flavor by creators of the monthly Creative Cookie... Read More