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The ABSOLUTE BEST Chocolate Cake

September 15, 2022

I think we’ve already established that I am not a cake decorator. See Nate’s cake for proof. It would have been great in Scream 2, but thankfully, Nate didn’t mind. Note to self: Make sure the icing is smooth before writing and maybe pay attention as you write. I tried to deflect attention by adding perky dots but I’m sure Nate saw right through that. But, just because…

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A Lemon Ricotta Poundcake Mouthgasm

October 23, 2020

Some days I just need baking therapy. Now that I’ve joined the ranks of the laid off, I alternate between working on my book, taking meal breaks (woo hoo!) and looking for jobs. It’s a little draining, and leaves me craving carbs. This week I desperately needed cake, and found the most amazing recipe for Lemon Ricotta Poundcake that came from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe. But I…

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The Carrot Cake Off – with Fran’s Clearly Superior Carrot Cake

April 7, 2014

Pretty much every baker in the United States has a carrot cake recipe.  Each one is convinced that hers/his is the absolute best. Clearly, this can’t be true because mine is actually the best.  It wasn’t always the best, but I’ve finessed and finessed it and now I’d put it up against anyone’s carrot cake recipe, even Joan, the queen of cakes.  (My sister-in-law, Donna is going to…