Tag: Cakes

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A Really Good Coffee Cake

I just made this coffee cake again, it’s my go to recipe. The sour cream gives the cake a nice crumb. Can hardly wait to make a cup of coffee and have a slice. It freezes very well too! Cinnamon-Nut Topping (recipe below) 2 ¼ cups sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. each […]

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Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This cake just screams Christmas season; chocolate, cranberries and orange. Perfect with a cup of coffee! And…you can make it ahead and tuck into the freezer. Makes a 9” Tube or Bundt Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 Tbsp. orange juice 1 Tbsp. grated […]

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Orange Chiffon Cake

I baked this cake for my parents a few years ago, dropping if off along with a bunch of other baking. The very next day my dad phoned to tell me that it was “almost all gone and it was so good he could not stop eating it!” Oh…and could I bake them another one […]

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“Not a Christmas Cake”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or feel like making a traditional Christmas cake and although they are a wonderful addition to Christmas, sometimes you want something different, which is what this cake filled with lots of fall fruit, is all about…it’s perfect with […]

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Applesauce Bars

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. These cake like bars come together in a very short time and are very tasty. The addition of wholewheat flour adds a little nuttiness. I have provided two options for icing the bars and if you just aren’t up for either, then a dusting of […]

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Bacardi Birthday’s

It’s getting to be that time of the year again! My husband will be celebrating his birthday very soon and when I asked him if he would like a special dessert he said “not really”. Then I said I’m thinking about making that Barardi Rum Cake for your birthday cake. “Oh well…that’s different and yes, […]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I love baking with buttermilk; everything seems to bake up so beautifully! As a special treat, I like to serve the cake with Lavender Cream.** You can change up the berries for any sweet, juicy berries you pick up at the Farmer’s Market. 1 cup […]

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Mom’s Sponge Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This sponge cake can be used for many things, including Strawberry Shortcake, a big hit in our house when I was a kid! During the strawberry season it was always welcomed with open arms! A note of caution: make sure you use an angel food […]

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Gilded Pumpkin Cake

Makes A 9 or 10” Bundt Cake (Approximately 12 – 16 servings) A really good bundt cake. My Dad loved spice cakes of any kind, so we always baked a spice cake for his birthday. I guess it’s genetic! Always popular when I made it for work, usually for a corporate luncheon around the end of […]

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Rum Applesauce Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. One of the things I make every fall is rum applesauce. If I am not going to bake the cake within a day or two, I divide it up and put in the freezer until I am. We have two apple trees (planted in large […]