Gluten-free and Dairy-free Maple Pumpkin Cake – Autumn on a plate

Gluten-free and Dairy-free layers of pumpkin cake, filled with maple cinnamon frosting and studded with candied pecans: autumn on a plate

Linzer torte, and the lost baking competition…

When my brother was about eight years old, and I was fifteen,  there was a bake sale at our local swimming pool, along with a friendly competition for the best cake. My mother and I decided we would both participate. My mom made her famous strudel. She used a pre-packaged puff pastry from the supermarket and filled…