Category “Cakes & Cupcakes”

Saturday, 11 April, 2009

Summary of My Day

Many Mini Cupcakes 1

Ever wonder what it’s like to have 6 dozen mini-cupcakes on your kitchen counter? In addition to about 4 dozen cookies, 2 dozen mini lemon meringue pies, and 8 dozen mini-muffins?

Yeah, me neither!

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Wednesday, 8 April, 2009

The World of Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake 2

Strawberry shortcake is a sure sign that summer is coming. We had our first of the season the other day at my in-laws’ house, and now I’m completely hooked. Hubby came home with 2 big pints of beautiful strawberries the other day, and I knew I had to request his famous strawberry shortcake.

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Thursday, 2 April, 2009

Bake Sale Basics

I have complied some great recipes I’ve gotten from other food bloggers that they recommend for bake sales. I also added a few recipes from my fellow bloggers that looked extra good! Thanks to my contributors, and thank you to our volunteer bakers, too!

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Saturday, 14 March, 2009

Banana Cupcakes with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m going to be completely honest with you, dear readers. I love to bake. But I also love to bake quickly. Nanny can tell you plenty of stories about how fast I can throw a pie together. So it makes perfect sense that some of my favorite recipes are what I like to call “dump and mix” recipes. Basically, the directions on these recipes read something like this:

“Preheat your oven and grease the pan. Dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy.”

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Thursday, 19 February, 2009

Auntie Heather’s Apple Cake

This is the most wonderful, moist, dense, and deliciously cozy cake you have EVER put in your mouth. The perfect end to a hearty winter meal.

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Tuesday, 17 February, 2009

My BIrthday Cake

Well, dear readers, today is my birthday. So last night, I found myself making my very favorite double-chocolate cake. We’ll have dinner tonight at my parents’ house and have this as my birthday cake for dessert.

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Saturday, 31 January, 2009

Everything old is new again!

This wonderful treat came about because I had some eggnog left over from Christmas that was due to expire at the end of January, and I needed a way to use it up fast! After seeking a little bit of inspiration online, I dove into my old cookbooks and found a great Betty Crocker recipe for eggnog cake. It uses as its base this wonderful yellow cake recipe.

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Wednesday, 14 January, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

This is a recipe that was invented by my wonderful mother – a combination of a Dutch Chocolate Chip Cake that my Auntie Gladys used to made and a Pecan Oatmeal Cake that my mom found in the Congressional Cookbook that she got as a wedding gift over 35 years ago. The marriage of these two recipes has created a cake that is a long-time favorite in our family.

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Tuesday, 6 January, 2009

S’mores Cupcakes

The idea for these cute little S’more Cupcakes came to me from my friend Ashley.

I made these for some of our friends who have young kids, and they LOVED them. If it’s too rainy or cold to make real s’mores over a campfire, then these cupcakes definitely hit the spot. The icing is to die for – like a fluffy buttery melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow.

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Saturday, 3 January, 2009

Show Me the $$ Money Cake $$

Also known as Cinnamon-Chocolate Cake . . .

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