• Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    June 9th, 2016

    Imagine how mysterious and exciting it will be to stab the most boring looking cake ever with a fork, only to feel slight resistance near the bottom of the piece, in that layer between the cake and the plate. “What could that be?” (asks you, the fork, or whomever you deem lucky enough to try […]

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

    April 30th, 2016

    In the spirit of honesty, this cake actually ended up being a train wreck, but I didn’t have the moral fortitude to write about it and post it in the Disasters section. I know, it’s weird, because usually I’m all about moral fortitude on this blog.  I usually have no shame, and even relish the opportunity to tell […]

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  • Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

    Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cupcakes

    April 24th, 2016

    I never got into the whole pretzel-stuffed-into-or-sprinkled-onto-sweets craze, but because I am an approval-seeker, I’ll put out sometimes to win your love and affection.  (I did make the Pretzel Brownie a few years ago, and actual Pretzels that one time- so I’m hoping you’ll hang out with me until 2018 when I’ll come around and […]

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  • Pudding Bundt Cake

    Insane Pudding Bundt Cake

    March 19th, 2016

    Marilyn sent me this recipe, and it got bumped around the queue I keep of Recipes I’ll Probably Maybe Make One Day.  The ingredients didn’t… speak to me.  Like a homeless lady with a diagnosable mental illness, I wait for recipe ingredients to speak to me, and usually out loud. (True non-sequitur homeless lady story: […]

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  • Irish Cream Cake

    Irish Cream Cake

    March 5th, 2016

    Every now and then I get my act in gear when it comes to baking with the season.  Usually my timing is off by a month- so it’s highly unusual and impressive that I’m getting this St. Patrick’s Day dessert to you in time for you to bake it, eat all of it by yourself, […]

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  • Healthy Peach Cake

    Peach Caramel Cake

    January 30th, 2016

    I’m starting to lose my mind. (If The Husband weren’t away for work in London right now, he’d question my decision to use the word ‘starting’.  I’d laugh, pretend to be wounded, and then absolutely agree with him.  I have conversations with people all the time when they’re not in the room [or continent].  The Husband […]

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  • Apple Fritters

    Apple Freaking Fritters

    July 11th, 2015

    Take a deep breath, and get ready. Fry up some oil, baker-friend, ’cause these fritters ain’t gonna fry themselves up into the sinful oblivion known as your New Favorite Dessert. I made these for The Husband’s birthday because a) I had already made almost every kind of lemon recipe in the history of ever (his […]

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  • Pineapple Pomegranate Upside Down Cake

    Pineapple Pomegranate Upside Down Cake

    June 6th, 2015

    I flashed back in time and pulled out the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (you know the one- the one with the red and white gingham-checked cover), and realized that I have been spending way too much time online and not in the 1950s where I think things were probably better and simpler.  [I know […]

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  • Cardamom Pear Bundt Cake

    Cardamom Pear Bundt Cake

    May 17th, 2015

    Don’t tell me you’re unaware of the pleasures of cardamom.  Surely you’ve familiarized yourself with the uniquely spicy-sweet spice? Don’t think that just because you’ve had it in a curry dish or a spiced lamb hand pie (mmmm, yes, please) that it won’t get along with sugar in a Bundt cake with white chocolate ganache […]

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  • Cherry Swirl Cake

    Cherry Swirl Cake

    March 28th, 2015

    It’s fun to cheat sometimes, isn’t it?  (Except in marriages, I suppose.  Or as a med student taking an exam in a really important course that might matter one day- like, say, the one called “How To Not Kill People”.) But when it comes to baking, cheating has low stakes.  Most of the time no […]

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  • Double Lemon Cake

    Double Lemon Cake

    March 25th, 2015

    There’s something about lemon that just reeks of spring- kind of like how pumpkin pie smells like “you’re going to freeze your ass off, any day now, my friend”. So with spring in the air, the lemon cake makes an appearance.  And not just any lemon cake.  Nope.  This one has a lemon syrup that […]

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  • Creme Brûlée Meringue Cake

    Creme Brulee Meringue Cake

    March 11th, 2015

    For those of you who also wish that you could take a relaxing bath in a tub full of creme brûlée, this recipe is for you. I have extolled the virtues of creme brûlée before.  So you know I’m a bit head over heels for it (see the maple version, the pistachio version, and the […]

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  • Cake Crumb Fudge Brownies

    Cake Crumb Fudge Brownies

    February 11th, 2015

    Imagine taking buttermilk vanilla cake crumbs, frying them in butter until they’re a teeny bit crunchy, then sprinkling them over The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie batter, then popping the pan in the oven and waiting for 27 pain-staking minutes of your life to go by until they’re ready to eat? I know.  Exquisite torture. You might […]

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  • Pomegranate Orange Almond Cake

    Pomegranate Orange Almond Cake

    February 7th, 2015

    I stumbled upon this recipe in the Wall Street Journal one morning while in professional mode- reading articles about mergers and acquisitions and takeovers and other riveting topics.  I must have ‘accidentally’ clicked on the food section and a picture of a cake sprinkled with pomegranate seeds slapped me out of my working-mode stupor. I […]

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  • Pumpkin Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Pumpkin Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    December 3rd, 2014

    Yes, this recipe sounds familiar (because we made the muffin version together a few weeks back, remember?)… but THIS. THIS. This is a cake (way more fun than a muffin) and it’s slathered with cream cheese frosting, so it’s a total muffin makeover.  (I often wonder how many things cream cheese frosting can go on, […]

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  • Classic Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting

    Classic Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting

    November 22nd, 2014

    This is a recipe for exactly what you want to see with candles on top of it on your birthday- a mass of chocolate frosting with layers of amazing vanilla cake going on amidst it all.  Layers of cake created essentially as a vehicle to support the real reason birthday cake was invented- which is […]

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  • Chocolate Fudge Cake

    Chocolate Fudge Cake

    November 12th, 2014

    I made this cake for my sister because I know she has a thing for chocolate cake.  In the morning. (I think she likes it best with vanilla frosting but she didn’t complain at 7am as we were rushing to get her into a cab to the airport on time.  Nope.  This went down quite well, […]

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  • Simple Cinnamon Cake

    Simple Cinnamon Cake

    November 8th, 2014

    Oh, easy.  I love you. I especially love you when I have no time and energy to get all fancy in the kitchen, and yet I’m still compelled to bake something.  But not just anything… something good.  (Really good, let’s be honest.) I knew I wanted to bake a cake (we were moving soon and I […]

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