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Sweet Carrot Cake

This recipe from Great Gluten-Free Baking by Louise Blair was originally called Passion Cake Squares, however I just didn’t think that name fit.  For one, the cake came out way more like a carrot cake than anything fruity.  I don’t know why, but whenever I heard “passion cake” I think more of pineapple and the […]

July 5, 2011 · jackie · 3 Comments
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Coconut Cupcakes

Now that Simon has the wheat-allergy, you’re going to be seeing more gluten-free and wheat-free recipes showing up.  The more I read up on this allergy, the more restrictive I realize his diet is going to be.  Therefore, I’m turning the entire house into a wheat-free zone and that means all of us are going […]

July 2, 2011 · jackie · 6 Comments
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Sugar Free Lemon Meringuesque Cake

When my cousin got married, she had asked me to do a sugar-free cake for her reception.  Since it was for a wedding reception, I wanted to do something special so I thought I would attempt a Lemon Meringue style of cake.  The cake did come out good, but this recipe definitely needs some work.  […]

December 13, 2010 · jackie · One Comment
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Fiery Chocolate Torte

A while ago, Jesse wanted to take something into work, but he didn’t really know what.  I had just gotten the Simple Sweet cookbook from the Pampered Chef, so I had him browse through it.  He ended up coming across this recipe and kept coming back to it. I don’t have much of a spice […]

December 11, 2010 · jackie · No Comments
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Chocolate Tiramisu Bites

On the cover of the latest edition of the Pampered Chef Best Season’s Recipe Collection are these mini chocolate tiramisu cakes and they looked really good.  So I had to attempt them, but I’m not calling mine “mini cakes”.  They are very much bite-sized and easily consumable if you’re not careful.  *grin* I generally don’t […]

September 21, 2010 · jackie · No Comments
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Peach Almond Pound Cake

Over the last year, I’ve discovered Tastefully Simple and have been trying a couple of thier products.  Their Bayou Bourbon sauce is fantastic on meatballs and their Absolutely Almond Pound cake mix is one I could continuiously eat.  However, after awhile, pound cake does begin to loose its appeal – if it’s only pound cake.  […]

August 9, 2010 · jackie · No Comments
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German Chocolate Cake

For my sister’s baby shower, Lori requested a German Chocolate Cake and I’ve been wanting to take a stab at one for awhile.  Yes it’s easy to get the box mix and the fabulous chocolate pecan frosting, but yeah, I’m not one to settle for simple.  I love layered cakes and I totally wanted to […]

July 21, 2010 · jackie · No Comments
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Lemon Cake with a Blueberry Crown

In addition to the all time favorite Oreo Dark Chocolate Cake, I wanted something fruity as well for Ian’s third birthday party.  So when I came across the Lemon Cake with a Blueberry Crown recipe in the The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!, I figured why not. According to the author, when she made it, all […]

March 6, 2010 · jackie · 22 Comments
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German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

This is a recipe my friend Rachel sent me and it sounds really yummy. I may have to make this relative soon.  I’m adding this recipe exactly as she sent it to me, but I’m thinking that before cutting the cake and inverting each piece individually, it might be a little easier to flip the […]

November 11, 2009 · jackie · 24 Comments
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Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

My mother is a diabetic, so for her 50th birthday party, I wanted to have a chocolate cake for her. Ideally, it was going to be a chocolate cake with strawberry mousse, but after tasting the chocolate cake, I didn’t want to try strawberries just yet. Quite honestly, I haven’t had time to play with […]

August 8, 2009 · jackie · 24 Comments
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