Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon confectioners’ […]

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Buttermilk Pie

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup sugar 2 cups buttermilk ¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 3 eggs, separated DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat yolks until light, and then add to sugar mixture. Add to buttermilk, along with melted butter (slightly cooled […]

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars INGREDIENTS For the crumb topping ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup walnuts, chopped 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange zest ½ teaspoon instant espresso ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces For the cake 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon […]

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Chocolate Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 1 cup cocoa 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1½ cups buttermilk Basic Buttercream, for frosting DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS For the cake 2 cups Guinness 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 4 cups all purpose flour 4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda 1½ teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 11⁄3 cups sour cream For the icing 2 cups cream cheese, softened ½ cup (1 stick) butter, […]

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Makes 1 cake INGREDIENTS For cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1½ tablespoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 1½ cups buttermilk For frosting 2 cups heavy cream ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon salt […]

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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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Hazelnut Sponge Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 12 eggs, separated 8 ounces light brown sugar 14 ounces hazelnut flour 4 ounces all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 4 ounces granulated sugar Basic Buttercream, for frosting Chocolate block, for decorating Chopped hazelnuts, for decorating DIRECTIONS Preheat to 350°F. Butter 2 half-sheet pans and line them with parchment. In a metal […]

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Lemon Cake with Mint Honey Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For cake batter 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 cup plain yogurt 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2¼ cups sugar 5 eggs For mint honey […]

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Mini Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry Preserve Sauce

Makes 1 dozen Cheesecakes *Recipe from AllREcipes.com Ingredients 2 cups graham crackers, crushed 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened ¾ cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Strawberry Preserve Sauce (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one 12 cup mini muffin tins with paper liners. In […]

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Molten Chocolate Cake

Serves 8 Ingredients ½ cup butter 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best) ¼ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 2 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar Raspberry Sauce, to serve (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of […]

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Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup butter 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best) ¼ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 2 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle with sugar. Over a […]

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Pear Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), separated 1 cup sugar, separated 3 medium pears, skins on, cored and cut into wedges 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves ¾ cups cornmeal ¾ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1½ teaspoons coarse salt 3 […]

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Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Makes 1 8×12 cake INGREDIENTS For the streusel 1⁄3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cold and cut into pieces 1 cup pecans, chopped For the coffee cake 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened ½ cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup sugar […]

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Petit Fours

Ingredients For the cake ½ cup butter or margarine, melted 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 11⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2⁄3 cup milk 3 egg whites For the fruit glaze 12 ounces apricot or raspberry preserves (or heated jelly may be used instead) 3 tablespoons water For […]

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Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS 1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour ¼ cup yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350ËšF. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, […]

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Pound Cake

For dessert, try a simple pound cake complimented with some fresh strawberries in basil syrup.

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Pumkin Coffee Cake

Ingredients Topping: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoon cold butter or margarine 1/2 cup chopped pecans Cake: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup canned or cooked pumpkin 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Spiced (Right) Cranberry Pear Coffee Cake

Makes 1 large round cake Ingredients For the crumb 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup chopped nuts (ideally pecans) 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted 2 large pears, cored and cubed […]

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Tarragon Beet Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

Makes one bundt cake Ingredients For the cake Olive oil or non-stick spray 3 ½ cups whole-wheat flour 1 ½ cups light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups almond milk â…” cups almond oil ¼ cup grated beets 3 tablespoons tarragon orange beet syrup (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon orange zest […]

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Vanilla Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 3 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1¼ cups buttermilk Lemon curd, for filling Basic Buttercream, for frosting DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. […]

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Vanilla- “Butter” Cast-Iron Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Makes 1 large cake Ingredients 8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped clean 1 cup sugar, separated 1 fresh pineapple, cored and sliced ¾ cups cornmeal ¾ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1½ teaspoons coarse salt ¾ cup egg replacers (replacers must equal approximately 3 large […]

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