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Posts Published in ‘ cakes & cupcakes ’

Boston Cream Pie Recipe

August 22, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

Boston Cream Pie is actually a thin sponge cake cut into two layers, filled with vanilla custard and topped with a simple chocolate ganache or glaze. This cake started out as an early American dessert called “pudding-cake-pie.” Then in the 1850’s, a chef at the Parker House Hotel (now known as the Omni Hotel) in Boston added a chocolate icing to the dessert and rechristened it to Boston Cream Pie.

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Steamed Chocolate Christmas Pudding Recipe

June 29, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

Steamed pudding is more like a dense ultra moist cake, rather than the creamy pudding most Americans are accustomed to. This wonderful recipe is simple and meant to be served straight from the oven. Top each serving with cream or a favorite vanilla or rum sauce.

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Ultra Vanilla Cake with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

This simply delicious vanilla cake mix based recipe is topped with a wonderfully rich and creamy marshmallow frosting.

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Molasses Pecan Stack Cake Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

Social gatherings in Appalachia oftentimes included stack cake. Each family would bring a single layer of cake. The layers would be stacked one atop the others to form a single multi-layered cake of different flavors. If the gathering was a large one, several stack cakes would be assembled. This cake recipe makes a single layer for a stack cake or can be enjoyed as a single-layer cake. It is made with molasses and spices and topped with a brown sugar pecan glaze. Either way it’s a treat!

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Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

June 28, 2016 | by Lisa | sweets

This pumpkin pie cake uses cake mix in the crust as well as the topping. The crust is lighter than a typical pumpkin pie, but all the flavor and then some is there. This would be the perfect dessert to top off a Thanksgiving meal.

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Cake Ball Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

Here is a basic recipe for cake balls. Cake balls are so fun to make and the variety of flavors are endless.

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Scottish Sticky Toffee Pudding with Ginger Recipe

| by Marilyn | sweets

Toffee pudding is a steamed cake with a toffee sauce. This amazing Scottish Toffee Pudding is made with dates and ginger.

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Waldorf=Astoria Red Velvet Cake Recipe

| by Annie | sweets

My mother and I made this recipe often when I was a kid. She didn’t have The Waldorf=Astoria Cookbook, but found this recipe in a little 1960’s paperback cookbook. Don’t be turned off by the inclusion of beets. I guarantee you can’t taste them. This chocolate cake is rich and moist and a lovely deep brown/red color.

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Easy Battenberg Cake Recipe

| by Marilyn | sweets

This British cake is traditionally made with yellow and pink sponge cake arranged in a checkerboard pattern and covered with marzipan. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher does not like the color yellow, so I used food coloring to make the sponge cakes pink and green.
I wanted to make this cake semi-homemade so I used packaged cake and marzipan in a tube. While sponge cake is similar to angel food cake, sponge cake is made with whole egg and the angel food cake is made with egg whites only.

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Black Rum Spice Cake Recipe

June 27, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

My Black Rum Spice Cake recipe is similar to a Caribbean black cake, which is loaded with rum and a variety of dried fruits. I cut back on the rum, it still has quite a bit, and used only prunes. This moist and delicious cake is topped with a black rum glaze.

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Burning Book Cake Recipe

| by Lisa | sweets

For those of you who haven’t read Fahrenheit 451, the main character is a fireman, but instead of putting out fires, he starts them. All the firemen do and what they really love to burn is books. This book-shaped cake is decorated with flames made with melted hard candies.

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Scary Snowman Cake Recipe

| by Lisa | sweets

If you were looking for a cheery snowman cake, this one isn’t it. In Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman, the lovable frosty snowman takes on an eery quality. I used this quote as inspiration for the cake decorations: “the grin was not formed by the mouth, which was sewn up with coarse hemplike thread zigzagging in and out of the lips. The grin traversed the chin and arced up to the cheeks and was drawn with a line of black nails that could have only been hammered in.”

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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

| by Lisa | sweets

Originally an English sponge cake contained many eggs but had no butter. By Queen Victoria’s day, butter was being used and this cake became known as the Victoria Sponge. This recipe, includes strawberry jam and whipped cream layered between two sponge cakes.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

| by Marilyn | sweets

Red velvet cake is a chocolate buttermilk cake tinted with red food coloring. I love this tangy tender cake and its dramatic appearance.

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Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

June 23, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. This Mississippi Mud Cake is for people who like their sweets sweet (like me, but it was too sweet for my husband). It is basically a pecan brownie topped with marshmallow creme and chocolate pecan icing. It is best to make it a few hours ahead of time so it has time to set, otherwise it will be difficult to cut.

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