Cakes

Raspberry-Tangerine Petit Fours For Easter

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I’ve always thought of Easter as a “fancy” holiday. Maybe it’s all the frilly little Easter dresses and matching bonnets I’m seeing in stores—when else do girls these days have a chance to wear a nice bonnet anymore? It’s all skinny jeans and belly shirts and ipods and cell phones and man, am I old….

Raspberry-Rose Cake Recipe

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As a southern Californian, I don’t know that I can talk about the arrival of spring with a straight face. While it’s not true that we “don’t have seasons,” as so many transplants are fond of complaining (usually spoken while wearing flip-flops in January and waving around an iced coffee), our seasonal changes are not…

Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce

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So, St. Patrick’s Day happened, huh? I didn’t get a chance to mark the occasion on the blog because I was busy celebrating glorious, glorious pie. I have no regrets, but lest you think I’m some heathen who walked around shunning green and stomping on rainbows and punching leprechauns, rest assured that we did fete…

Chocolate-Dipped Pound Cake

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Remember how I went on and on (and on) about tempering chocolate a few days ago? I hope that put you in a chocolate-dipped mood, because have I got something good for you. Please meet my new favorite treat, Chocolate-Dipped Pound Cake. Is it a cake? Is it a candy? It’s kind of both, and…

Nutella Crepe Cake

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[Pssst, only two and a half days left to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack! Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Do it!] Yesterday was World Nutella Day! Sure, it might fall just above Festivus on the list…

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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[Pssst! Want to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack? Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Smooches!] I’ve been SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you, because these sweet mini Valentine’s cakes are my very favorite thing right…

Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

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Oy. Why is it so hard to bounce back after the holidays? Somehow the scent of an evergreen tree and a few twinkling lights signal to my brain that I should never have to work again. O, delicious laziness. Then the calendar changes, the supply of be-sprinkled Christmas cookies dries up, and cold hard reality…

Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

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Believe it or not, this indulgent cake got its start in the healthiest of places—the produce section of the market. There I was, walking along, minding my own business, buying cauliflower like the responsible adult I pretend to be, when I saw the cutest miniature Gala apples, about 2 1/2 inches across. Obviously there are…

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