Neapolitan Cakelettes – The very delicious and fabulous triple flavor combo of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, A.K.A. Neapolitan, in the form of moist and sweet mini cakes! A.K.A. Cakelettes! AND A GIVEAWAY!
How wonderful are these cakelettes!! I had 2 while trying to take a photo. Self-control and I parted ways a long time ago.
Oh HEY, friends! I made dessert! I couldn’t decide on a flavor so I added all three in one. I like to have my cake and eat it, too, ya know what I mean?
Speaking of. Where did that saying come from? Like, who wants to just have a cake? Do you just stare at it? I mean, you have a cake TO eat it! Right? Right.
..and I ate it ALL.right… I ate 4 of the 12 cakelettes, and then, out loud, called myself a cow. I was a hot mess, but then I gave myself a standing ovation. It was *that* good and *that* worth it.
BUT this ain’t my recipe. THIS beauty belongs to my wonderful, super awesome, talented, gorgeous, sassy, smart as can be cookbook author AND friend, Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes!
Jocelyn is one of those people that welcomes you with open arms from the get-go. When we first met, she didn’t even know my name, yet, and we were like *thiiiiiiis*. She has an enormous passion and excitement for life, and after being around her for a minute or two, you start to feel the same. She’s also compassionate, respectful, and downright just lovable. I am so excited for her and her incredible success, that I just had to introduce her to the rest of you, as well as her new cookbook.
Grandbaby Cakes is not just a cookbook, but an homage to family and appreciation for the same. Filled with stories and pictures of herself as a little girl, of her grandparents, aunts, parents, the book allows you to really get to know the author, all while baking an incredible cake. To me, this book speaks volumes of the person that she is and the incredible character that is within her; respect, appreciation and love are the three words to describe her, as well as this wonderful book.
Jocelyn asked me to share a picture of family, my family, so to see where my passion comes from, where this person that you read every day is rooted, and why I share so much of myself with all of you.
This is my 3-year old self (obviously a big fan of the bowl haircut. or the Beatles?) and that is one of the many, many cakes that my Mom would make for our birthdays, and would later inspire me to BE like my Mom. In fact, it all started with licking the bowls and spatulas. I was then promoted to dish washer, followed up by the duty of cracking the eggs. Good times.
THIS lady is my maternal Grandmother, Baba Zorka. She is my rock, she is my inspiration, and I miss her immensely. She went to Heaven a few years back and I’m still heartbroken.
Her cooking was downright awesome and as authentic as it gets when it comes to Macedonian cooking. She made the best Skillet Stuffed Peppers, and her Cucumber Salad always tasted way better than any other. She is part of the reason I started this blog and I thank her, daily.
Want more? This is my Father’s side of the family. The young lady way at the top of the photo is my Father’s mom, Baba Angja. She was no homecook, but was the greatest storyteller of ever. Spending nights with her meant that I would learn something new about the World Wars and how that affected my homeland, Macedonia, or she would tell me stories about the lives of my ancestors.
This photo was taken back in the early 1900’s.
In this old picture, the man in the front is my paternal great-great grandfather, the 40th Orthodox Priest in the family. My Father is the 41st.
Cool stuff, right? Thanks to Jocelyn, now you know more about the lady behind the keyboard.
ABOUT JOCELYN! AND her delicious cookbook!
Filled with easy, straightforward recipes, offering helpful hints along the way, and notes for ease of prep, Jocelyn’s modern twist on Southern Classics will make you want to purchase that beautiful vintage cake stand and start baking your first 7-up pound cake ASAP. OR these decadent Neapolitan Cakelettes. Beautiful and charming, they are quickly to become your coffee’s new favorite BFF.
Along with that, Jocelyn has included a chapter where she discuss key ingredients, methods, tips and tricks. This is very helpful for those that try to avoid baking cakes.
Also, don’t forget to read the headnotes, please! This is where she shares her soul, and by the end of the book, you will feel like a part of her family.
And to that point, you can pick up a copy of this wonderful book on Amazon by clicking on the following image:
AND to celebrate the release of her book, we’re having one awesome giveaway! A KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a KitchenAid Heating Mixing Bowl, an Ancestry DNA Kit from ancestry.com, and 5 signed copies of Grandbaby Cakes Cookbook! With Christmas creeping up on us, what better gift to give to the baking enthusiast!
Now go enter and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway widget is located below the recipe. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE WIDGET TO LOAD.
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons strawberry jam , melted (about 30 seconds in the microwave)
- 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
- 4 drops red food coloring
- Powdered sugar , for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Grease 6 mini Bundt Cake pans (2-cup capacity) with non-stick spray and dust with flour; tap out any excess and set aside. You can also use a cupcake/muffin tin, or TWO 6-cup capacity Bundt pans.
- In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter on high for 1 minute.
- Add the sugar and continue to beat until creamy, about 5 minutes. Mixture should be pale yellow and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined.
- Set mixer on low and slowly add in the flour, about 1/2 cup at a time; add baking soda, and salt and continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add sour cream, oil, and vanilla and just mix until combined.
- Separate the batter in 3 medium bowls; set 1 bowl aside.
- Whisk cocoa powder into one of the bowls.
- Stir the melted strawberry jam to the other bowl; add strawberry extract and food coloring and continue to stir until well combined.
- Place alternating tablespoons of all 3 batters into each previously prepared pan; fill until each cake pan is 2/3 full. Do not overfill.
- Bake for 24 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cakelette comes out mostly clean, but still moist.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
- Carefully invert the cakelettes onto a cooling rack.
- Cool cakes before dusting with powdered sugar.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
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51 comments on “Neapolitan Cakelettes + KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway”
Grandma’s Chicken & Noodles.
Apple pie for sure!
Plain old chocolate chip cookies. Nobodies tastes nearly as good as mom’s!
My favorite family recipe is my grandmother’s hamburger soup 🙂
Looks good, but not sure I’d like it.
I love our homemade apple pie.
These cakelettes look great! It’s always so nice to learn more about people’s ancestry–I think it’s just fascinating.
One of my favorite family recipes is Chrusciki they are a light fried pastry cookie sprinkled with powdered sugar.
What a beautiful post! These cakelettes look amazing, as do all the recipes I’ve seen from Jocelyn’s book. (And I love the childhood photo of you – too cute!)
These cakelettes are so pretty! Definitely on my to-bake list 🙂
The world needs more cakelettes. This is such a great post, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Jocelyn’s book.
We love cheese ball!
grandma’s German krantz cake – a Christmas tradition!
I love that word: cakelette, and I am obsessed with Jocelyn’s book. These are the cutest little cake babies EVER! P.S. You are gorgeous! Love the photos!
I’m the type thats always in the kitchen inventing with what ever I have my sons be loving everything i invent after the ewww ma but after they come back for 2nds. I like to try new recipes.
I love Jocelyn’s and you are right… she’s just so lovable. We haven’t even met but just reading her blog makes me wanna jump with joy at all her success. She truly deserves it!
PS: Your kiddie pic is adorable! 😀
my grandmother’s cookies have always been a fav. I make her peanut butter cookies for christmas every year.
My favorite family recipe is our lokshen noodle kugel. Simple, subtle, incomporable.
My great grandmother used to make these pecan shortbread cookies. It’s a recipe I love to make every year.
Ok first of all I absolutely adore you! You are the bee’s knees. And this post is absolutely sensational. I cannot tell you how beautiful this post is and your photos are so heart warming. I seriously feel the love. And since we live so close, I need to stop by for some of these cakelettes!
Congratulations, sweetheart!! xoxo
My husband’s grandmother passed on her family’s fudge recipe to me, it’s absolutely great!
I would have a hard time picking just one recipe! My late father in law was a phenomenal cook and a lot of the recipes I make come from him. My mom in law is equally talented. For someone who specialized in spaghetti pie in college, I have learned a lot from them.
On another note, these neapolitan cakelettes look AMAZING!! Crossing my fingers on the giveaway!
Such fun old photos! You looked beautiful at your wedding!
My favorite family recipes are capirutada and also posole.
My grandmothers welsh cookies recipe it was her grandmother’s recipe
This is such a beautiful post!!!
Yay! I’ve been wanting to make these beauties since I saw them in the cookbook! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COOKBOOK! And your post and photos are so lovely! Love love love this!
My mom’s apple pie, made with the freshest apples and homemade crust. My dad was farm manager at a local apple orchard in New Hampshire, so we are all “apple snobs.” Grocery store apples just won’t do!
My dad’s spinach pie recipe is my favorite.
Oh look, we had the same hairdresser growing up. Those cake pans are amazing….but the interior is even better.
Random, but when I first saw the pictures, I thought it was Cassata aka my favorite ice cream dessert ever.
My favorite family recipe is my Mom’ sugar cookie recipe.
Leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite family recipe is.
probably meat loaf
My favorite family recipe is a casserole my grandmother always made for us to take up to our family vacation home in northern Michigan. It’s a very simple mixture of ground beef, onion, carrots, potatoes and tomato soup. I loved it and still do!
My husband’s lasagna..my meatballs and pumpkin cheesecake..couldn’t tell you just one
I can’t wait to try this!
My favorite family recipe is boiled custard. My granny taught my mother and my momma taught me. I have tried to teach my kids to make it uthheheeeyyyy hate the stirring. Hopefully my grandaughter will want to learn. My in-laws request it too since none of them ever learned how to make it And they remember it from holidays. So it is with love and memoeries that I make it.
These cakes look so Yummy!
This cake looks wonderful!!!
Our family recipe is one for sweet potato pie. My grandmother taught my mom, and both my grandmother and mom taught me to make it.
My favorite family recipe is my grandmas chicken n dumplings!
My aunt’s matzoh ball soup
Favorite family dinner recipe is my dad’s salmon burgers. Favorite dessert is angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream.
Love when recipes bring you back to your childhood! Sounds like the perfect family 🙂 My dad would love this. He would always buy neapolitan ice cream and eat just the strawberry ice cream… Us kids would have to stop him from buying more and explain it would just make sense to buy strawberry ice cream!
One of my grandmother’s best recipes is homemade French Dressing. But all of her recipes are great.
ooo girl these look SOOO good! I’ve never combined multiple flavors in the same cake and these are too cute not to try! 🙂
My favorite family recipe has GOT to be our Sicilian pesto. My grandma used to make it when she moved to the states and sell it to all kinds of restaurants! Luckily she has shared this recipe through our generations!
That would have to be my mothers lasagna. No one makes it quite like mom.
Mom’s alfredo is the best. Hands down.
Where do you get the small cake pans? I can’t find little sizes like that near me. I feel like I might need to order off amazon, that is what I had to do to get my silicone cupcake cups.
Hi Morgan! I got mine at TJ Maxx! 🙂 I always find cute kitchen/baking stuff there.