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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Joe’s boss hit the big five – oh, and the occasion called for a cake. It had to be special (obviously), survive temperatures in the 90s, and persevere through a subway and trolley ride – meaning, no three layer cake … Continue reading

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Lemon Raspberry Cake

I made this cake for a dear friend’s birthday. A lemon raspberry cake topped with a cream cheese icing with lemon zest. This cake is light, refreshing, studded with raspberries – because everyone loves a cake with raspberry preserves! 

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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

My boy is a year older, and a shoe size bigger – and that calls for a special cake! Orange cake with an orange cream filling, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because it’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Whopper Cake

Last week was the boy’s birthday. I took a cue from his current favorite candy – Whoppers –  to make this cake. A rich chocolate cake, flavored with malted milk powder, mini-chocolate chips, with a whipped cream frosting. Topping the … Continue reading

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Buckeye Cake

A Buckeye cake is chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, and a chocolate glaze drizzled on top. If you thought I got a little heavy handed with the frosting in between the cake layers, that’s not frosting – it’s a … Continue reading

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The Pastry Bag Is Mightier Than The Sword

Our friend Dan is retiring at the end of this week, and I was asked to make a cake to celebrate this momentous occasion. The hostess asked that the cake read “good luck dan”. Now, if you’re familiar with the … Continue reading

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Coconut Cake

It’s not every day a girl gets to celebrate a prime number birthday – a coconut cake makes it that much sweeter! 

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Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake

Yesterday was my son’s birthday and we were having some friends over for dinner. He was very specific about the menu – pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, and chips – not regular old chips, wavy chips! And chocolate cake with chocolate … Continue reading

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Lemon Velvet Cake

This is a lemon cake I made for my neighbor Jeanette. She’s a huge Phillies fan, and has the best stories – she once saw Louis Prima perform on stage before a movie. Can you imagine? This cake is lemony … Continue reading

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