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Hummingbird Cake

Despite its name, no hummingbirds were harmed in the making of this cake! A Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern cake recipe with bananas and crushed pineapple, topped with a cream cheese frosting. It got rave reviews at our house … Continue reading

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It’s Not Such A Bad Cake After All

This is the ugly cake that you dismiss while scoping out the dessert table of the potluck as you’re loading up your Chinete plate with mac and cheese, fried chicken, and coleslaw. By the time you’re done eating, there are … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Frosting

I celebrated a birthday over the weekend with this killer chocolate cake and fudge frosting. This cake definitely helps to ease you into being another year older! 

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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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