[1] Making this pound cake in a bundt pan provides eye appeal (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Always buy pure maple syrup. The “pancake syrup” sold in grocery stores is corn syrup with artificial maple flavoring. Here’s an explanation of the differences (photo Miguel Andrade | Wikipedia).   While maple-flavored foods can be served […]

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Another cake following on the heels of yesterday’s pound cake recipe? Yes, because September 28th is National Drink Beer Day. We’re not only suggesting a beer to drink; we’re giving you a cake recipe that uses the same beer, witbier. Belgian witbier, also known as white beer, bière blanche, or simply witte (photo #3), is […]

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[1] Pineapple pound cake recipe (photos #1 and #2 plus recipe courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] If you don’t use a glaze, serve it à la mode. [3] (photo courtesy Produce Marketing Guide).   Since the pineapple first reached Europe in the 15th century, it has been considered a symbol of hospitality. Pineapple […]

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[1] So simple: Just add some berries to the top of a cheesecake. This cake adds some chamomile blossoms to the strawberries. You can leave the berries plain, or substitute something else, like granola or cookie crumbs. (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] This approawch is foolproof: Place the fruit on the serving plate (photo […]

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[1] A tempting chocolate peanut butter layer cake. The recipe is below; photo courtesy King Arthur Flour. [2] You can bake it in a loaf pan or a conventional round layer (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [3] Buckeye candy: chocolate and peanut butter, shown here on a stick. It’s equally delicious without the stick (photo […]

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You don’t have to turn on the oven to make this no-bake cake from FAGE Total, but you do need to refrigerate it for 12 hours to set. The fudgy chocolate is accented with coffee liqueur: Illy, Kahlúa, Tia Maria or whatever you have on hand. If you don’t like coffee liqueur, substitute orange liqueur […]

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[1] Turn a panettone into a fancy ice cream cake. Here’s the recipe from Proud Italian Cook. [2] Filling the well with ice cream (photo courtesy Proud Italian Cook). [3] A simpler take: no frosting needed. Here’s the recipe from Vincenzo’s Plate | Huffington Post.   In past years, we’ve offered ways to turn panettone […]

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Can’t satisfy your craving for desserts? Don’t know how to stop piling up all those calories? Here are some low calorie cake recipes to help you do just that.   Low Calorie Cheese Cake Ingredients: Sugar ¾ cup Unflavored gelatin 2 envelopes Eggs 3 separated Salt ¼ teaspoon Skimmed milk 1 ½ cup Grated lemon […]

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[1] The most glamorous cake truffles, from Kim Crawford and Mini Melanie Bakery. Both the wine bottles and truffles are limited edition for the holidays. (photo Kim Crawford). [2] Santa’s Coal marshmallows are a spin on cookies and cream (photos #2 and #3 XO Marshmallow). [3] Peppermint marshmallows are seasonal special. Imagine melting them in […]

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