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Chocolate Rum Sheet Cake

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Chocolate Rum Sheet Cake
Baking with spirits is a lot of fun. Like vanilla extract, much of the alcohol burns off during baking, leaving you with a variety of delicious flavors in your baked goods. This is especially true of darker, aged spirits like whiskey and rum, where you get lots of potent flavors that can include …

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Vanilla Whipping Cream Pound Cake

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Whipping Cream Pound Cake
Pound cakes are known for their dense, tight crumb and buttery flavor. While the original recipe called for a pound each of flour, sugar and eggs, there is more than one way to produce a cake with the distinctive texture. This Vanilla Whipping Cream Pound Cake is a fantastic cake for just about …

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Pineapple Upside Down Banana Cake

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Pineapple Upside Down Banana Cake

A traditional pineapple upside down cake has a layer of caramelized pineapple sitting atop a sponge cake or a vanilla cake. These relatively “plain” cakes are a great base to show off other flavors, including pineapple, but you don’t have to limit your upside down desserts to only one type of cake, …

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5-Minute Nutella Mug Cake

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5-Minute Nutella Mug Cake

I have a long string of posts in my draft folder. Many of them are recipe ideas – and, in some cases fully developed recipes – that I never got around to finishing up and sharing. Some are holiday-specific recipes that get saved for the next year, while some of them are …

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Lemon Lime Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

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Lemon Lime Poppyseed Cake
Poppy seeds are a fun ingredient to bake with because they add a surprising amount of texture to cakes, muffins and cookies, even though they don’t add a tremendous amount of flavor in most recipes. Just like adding nuts to a cookie recipe, it is nice to add different textures as well as …

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Tie Dye Easter Loaf Cake

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Tie Dye Easter Loaf Cake

Many holidays are closely associated with colors and Easter is no exception. Unlike other holidays, which just have one or two colors associated with them, Easter has an array of soft-yet-vibrant pastels to choose from. The range of color options is one of the things that makes Easter egg dying so much …

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