Dede Wilson

co-founder of



Welcome to the Recipes!

I hope you enjoy baking and eating these desserts and I would love to hear about your kitchen adventures. Please bear with me as I work on the website. Some of the recipes were developed for the site, while others were taken from various books I have written over the years or other projects that I have worked on.

Consequently, there is no one consistent format at this time. For instance, some recipes have numbered steps, so I have presented those as is. The recipes from my Baker’s Field Guide series feature Field Notes, Habitat and Lifespan information and I have left those in. Also, I use my stand mixer all the time and many of the recipes are written for that appliance. You can, of course, use a hand-held electric mixer – just know that your mixing times will be longer. The one thing that IS consistent is my desire to bring you delicious, fun recipes that work. Also, slowly but surely, the recipes will be re-formatted with metric equivalents and more images will be added as I go along.

Basic Recipes

Cakes: Plain & Fancy


Cake Balls and Cake Ball-esque Treats


  White Cake for Cake Balls

  Cream Cheese Frosting for Cake Balls

  Confectioners’ Sugar Frosting for Cake Balls

  Cassata Cake Balls

  Cranberry Toffee Walnut Cake Balls

  Five Chocolates Cake Balls 

  Peppermint White Chocolate Cake Balls

  Vegan Chocolate Cake Balls

  Milk Chocolate Bacon Bourbon Cake Balls

  Dulce de Leche Cake Balls

  Chocolate Truffle Cake Balls Using Boxed Cake Mix

  Yellow Buttermilk Cake for Cake Balls

  Lemon Blueberry White Chocolate Cake Balls

  Dark Chocolate Ganache for Cake Balls

  Milk Chocolate Ganache for Cake Balls

  Milk Chocolate Brownies for Cake Balls

  Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Cake Balls

  Carrot Cake Balls





   Basic Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

   Chocolate Cake-Style Doughnuts

   Caramel Bourbon-Pecan Doughnuts

   Cereal Killer Doughnuts


   Sour Cream Doughnuts

   Sour Cream Drop Doughnuts – aka Doughnut Holes

   Cinnamon Sugar Topping




   Chocolate Mint Cookies    

   Chocolate Walnut Meringues


Brownies & Bars

Pies & Tarts

Breakfast Treats

Desserts & Pastries

Breads & Quick Breads

Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts



Miscellaneous Recipes


Cranberry Liqueur