Category cakes

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

For New Year’s brunch, I had toyed with the idea of making muffins, but then I thought maybe a coffee cake would be a better option for a bigger group. I had made kawfee cake once previously, but I really wanted to transform these muffins into a loaf of sorts. (And yes, I would still marry those […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Just one more pumpkin recipe before the season is officially over. (I haven’t quite determined if December 1st was the cutoff or not.) A friend sent me this cheesecake recipe from Epicurious so I could make it for Thanksgiving, and it was insane. It got rave reviews across the board – a certified 5 Evil Rating. And it’s not […]

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Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you haven’t tried this combination yet, get on it! (Truthfully, I hadn’t before this cake either.) A friend requested this cake for his birthday recently, so I dug up two tried and true recipes. The first, for the cake, was the Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe. Instead of cupcakes, I made two 9″ round cakes. […]

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Microwave Mug Cake

I found a recipe for mug cake like this recipe years ago, and threatened to make it, but never made good. One night when I was fiending for something dessert-y, and coincidentally trolling Pinterest, I found this Salted Caramel version on Babble and thought it’d be a brilliant quick fix. (You know, once I  modified […]

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To-Die-For Chocolate Cake

Look, let’s cut to the chase. This is a flour-less chocolate cake that got me an actual standing ovation when I made it last weekend. I’m posting it now so you have time to change all your Thanksgiving dessert plans and make this instead. I will be making it again myself on Thursday, of that […]

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Flax Eggs

I was asked recently to make a few dozen cupcakes and a smash cake for a little girl’s first birthday party. A smash cake is a little, in this case only 3 inches, personalized cake for the birthday boy or girl that they can demolish with their hands. I’d never heard of one until I […]

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Applesauce Spice Cake

When I reflect on my (f)unemployment of the past 7+ weeks, I realize that, in a way, it’s really been a win-win situation for not only myself, but all my friends. You might not understand what I mean, so let me explain. I used to have a job where I worked all the time, as […]

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Chocolate Swirl Bundt Cake

Sorry, to those of you who have been waiting patiently for my next post, that it took so long. Lots going on here at the Empire. Anyways, let’s make a cake! Is anyone else thinking of the scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when Toula’s mom is trying to pronounce the word ‘bundt’ (bunnnnn) […]

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Strawberry Massacre

Remember in my last post how I said it had been a long time since I’d messed something up? So long, in fact, that I couldn’t recall the last time I had made such a big oops…? Well, ladies and gentlemen, it seems that as of late I may have lost my touch in the […]

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New York Kawfee Cake

I joined this group about a year ago… It’s a bunch of Yankees fans who get together to watch games, how could I not? The thing is, I work a full-time job, and most of the games are east coast times which means 4pm on weeknights, so the first time I even made it to […]

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