I realize that my “Quick & Easy” chocolate cake is the most popular and I often make it when I need cake fast. Some days, we just need cake fast! But sweet potato chocolate cake is still my favorite. It starts with a whole sweet potato, which I cook and mash with a fork. I used to boil it but now I chop and steam the sweet potato. This way it retains more vitamins and I like that this is a dessert with some nutrition. And because sweet potatoes are so sweet, this recipe uses less sugar.
This chocolate cake always turns out moist and delicious. I frost most of my cakes right in the pan, only on the top. If you want to try my favorite recipe for sweet potato chocolate cake and get a little vitamin A in each slice, click here.
It seems like everyone in the world is making no knead bread and it’s no wonder. I make it all the time myself. I have my favorites like multi-grain and 10-grain but today I made a whole wheat loaf and it’s just so good and so easy. I often use the overnight method because it’s ready for baking first thing in the morning.
Whole wheat Dutch oven bread doesn’t bake as tall as the white version but it’s still delicious and hearty, like the farm breads I grew up on. If you haven’t tried it yet, I urge everyone to try some of my high fiber no knead breads, like this no knead whole wheat loaf. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones
Cooking disasters happen to me too. They keep me humble. 🙂 For everyone who stresses when something doesn’t turn out, I decided to start sharing some of my own cooking failures so you know you’re not alone. I’ve been cooking for over 50 years and things still go wrong but I never give up.
When my first pork chop turned into a doorstop, I never gave up. When my first granola bars were so crumbly they got repurposed into granola cereal, I didn’t quit. I hope seeing my failure photos help you to stay in the game. I did and I now have my own food blog!👍 And feel free to send your own cooking disasters (even if they’re my recipes – yikes 😮) and tell the story that goes with them so I can share them here. Send them to YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – by Jenny Can Cook
“Aren’t you putting too many on the sheet?” he said. “No, they won’t spread that much,” I said, “and I want to get to the mall before the stores close.” The good news was they still tasted great!
Apple Turnovers with Phyllo Pastry – by Jenny Can Cook
“You’re not throwing those away, are you?” he said. “Well…. yeah. Look at them,” I said. “Wait,” he said. “Let me try one before they go.” We wound up eating them all – they were really good but I still can’t stop them from splitting.
These are just some of the recipes that I have either improved or simplified since they were originally posted. I’m always learning and improving my skills so if anyone is using a recipe that was posted a while ago or if you printed it some time ago, please check the “Recipe Changes/Fixes” category in my blog.
So far I have made changes to about 100 recipes but many of the changes are minor, like increasing salt or reducing sugar but others, like my 15-Minute Veggie Pasta, now use an easier, faster, all-in-one-pan method. I’m always looking for ways to make something healthier or faster or to simplify the process so every time I cook, if I try a better way and it works, I adjust the recipe and share the exact changes I made in the blog.
I encourage all of my regular cooks to occasionally check the “Recipe Changes” category here in my blog to make sure you are using the newest and best version of each recipe. As I evolve as a better (& simpler) cook, I will continue to occasionally update my recipes. To see if any changes were made to your favorite recipes, click here.
It’s always a thrill to see my recipes being made in other kitchens. Please let me know where you are from. Use this link to send your photo: YourPhotos@JennyCanCook.com
KLAUS MADE MY 2-HOUR FASTEST NO KNEAD BREAD
“Jenny, Passing along a few photos from the bread I made this afternoon! Simply fantastic! ….and my ovens didn’t discolor, nor did the parchment burn…lol. Thank you for sharing your recipe! My son and I had a great time making our bread!”
~ Thanks for the great photos and for your support. ❤️ ~ jenny
ALLYN (from Florida) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny: I made your no knead bread last weekend for my boyfriend! It was AMAZING! I’ve never made bread like this before! Not only was it Delicious it looked beautiful! His mom IS a baker , it was a proud moment! Thank you for your recipes! On to the pizza dough! Allyn Curry/Palm Harbor Fl 🌸.”
~ Thank you so much! I share your excitement every time I make one too. ~ jenny
SCARLET (from New Zealand) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Jenny- I did it!! And on my first try ! I was so happy when it came out I was dancing with it! I thank you thank you! I am a baker now!!!! Bless you, Scarlet.”
~ Wow! This makes me so happy! To see all this joy from my simple recipe, and all the way from New Zealand. I thank you right back! ❤️~ jenny
KARYN (from Arizona) MADE MY COCONUT CAKE
“Hi Jenny, I have to say that I am so very, very happy with every single one of your recipes that I have tried… I am working my way through them. Hubby loves coconut, so I decided to make him your coconut cake today, for Valentine’s Day. I started getting the ingredients out and realized that my neighbor had all of my 8 inch cake pans. Then I discovered that I had only olive oil or grapeseed oil.. So I went with a glass pan and grapeseed oil and assumed it was doomed.
The cake turned out perfect. Took a little bit longer to bake, but I am high elevation in the mountains of Arizona and that happens. (and my oven is old and crabby) I was going to show you a picture of the inside, but hubby and 2 of his friends ate the whole thing. Your recipe was a total success, even surviving my lack of planning. I got a few bites and it was moist and coconutty and so delicious. A definite keeper. I hope you are having a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes with us. Warmly, Karyn.”
~ I, too, am very familiar with getting only a few bites of something I made. Make another one and hide it! 🙂~ jenny
BEATA (from Slovakia) MADE MY CRUSTY ROLLS & FLATBREAD
“Hi Jenny, I love your recipes. Our favourites are no knead crusty rolls and quick and easy flatbread, which I love to serve with good thick tomato soup. Thank you, Beata.”
~ Slovakia! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your photos. ~ jenny
ANNETTE (from Montana) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Jenny, my last effort to make bread decades ago, resulted in two doorstops! Never tried again until I found your site two days ago. I can’t BELIEVE I made this beautiful, delicious bread, which was very easy. I was so pleased with myself that I sent this photo and your link to all of my friends 🙂 I also bookmarked that recipe so that when I need a laugh I can hear your story about the baseball again, then ROFL…… I look forward to trying many more of your recipes. Thank you! I’m originally from Edinburgh, Scotland but live in Montana.”
~ I’m so glad to hear about your success. Thanks for your great photo. ~ jenny
EDNA (from Canada) MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Hi Jenny. Made your no knead recipe. So quick and easy and so tasty. Loved it. Thanks for the recipe. Looking for lots of heart healthy recipes. Cheers, Edna – from Vancouver Island Chemainus, BC.”
~ Your crust looks great. Thank you for taking time to share your photo. ~ jenny
ANNE MADE MY NO KNEAD BREAD
“Brava! Recipe was great! Thanks!”
~ Thank you for sending your photo. Others will surely be inspired. ~ jenny