Apple Clafoutis

This recipe is adapted from Julia Child. So you know it has to be good. What it lacks in appearance, it makes up for in taste. Clafoutis is traditionally made with cherries, as I’ve done here: Cherry Clafoutis. It can however, be made with almost any fruit. My favorite is this apple version. It’s a French dessert…

Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

My Dad is the reason why I like to incorporate poppy seeds into bakes. I grew up eating “Daddy’s bread” which was packed full of them. My Dad baked bread every week with his two trusty sidekicks: the bread machine and me. One of my earliest memories as a kid was sitting on the kitchen…

Old Fashioned Raspberry Cobbler

One of the best aspects of having a blog and an Instagram account dedicated to it’s content, is the people you get to share it with. Desserts, and food in general, truly bring people together. Old friendships have resurfaced and new friendships have blossomed since creating A Bee Bakes. @dedric12 is a new, albeit virtual,…

Almond Cake, L’amandier (GF)

This cake is ridiculously good. When taking a taste, for the first time, I turned to Fabien and said, “I cannot believe I just made something THIS good.” And I’m not bragging, it’s the cake! You can make it too. It’s gluten free, made in the ease of just one bowl, and French in origin….

Polka Dot Bread

Who knew bread could be cute? And now that we know it can be, is this not the cutest bread ever?! I was delighted when I came across it, and relieved to see the dots within, once it it came time to slicing. The preparation felt reminiscent of yeasted cinnamon rolls such as Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls….

Low Fat Apple Cake

No butter, no oil, and quite low in calories, 116 per slice to be exact. And yet, this is such such a flavorful and moist cake. It’s still dessert. The apple is prominent, as it calls for six! The fruit is cooked just right, not mushy at all, and plays perfectly with the soft crumb…

Nectarine Upside-Down Cake

    Every month or so, I post a story on Instagram (@abeebakes) with my latest “baking fails.” All of my recipes are adapted or inspired by others, and sometimes the changes that I make (reducing sugar, changing fruit, adding spices, using healthier ingredients, etc.) don’t always work, or at the bare minimum, require quite…

Chocolate Topped Zucchini Bread

The other day, when I was pulling this loaf from the oven, my Mom followed her nose over. “Abby, this looks beautiful!! What is it?” “It’s a zucchini bread with a chocolate swirl. NO butter. NO oil.” Deeply disappointed, “…Oh.” Hahah, it turns out she didn’t have to be disappointed from the lack of butter…

Triple Ginger Snaps

  It’s really starting to feel like Fall in Northern California. The temperature has remained in the seventies these past few weeks, the breeze has picked up, and the tips of the leaves are beginning to change color. I know our society has a thing about marketing seasonal items a wee bit ahead of time,…

Minted Pea & Ricotta Tart

  Every once and a while, a savory recipe makes an appearance on A Bee Bakes. Mostly because every once and I while I worry about the amount of desserts I’m consuming. This flatbread was inspired by my best friend, Tania. In July we got together for a picnic and she brought a pea puree…