My Favorite Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

This chocolate layer cake has never let me down. It’s a tried and true favorite that always bakes up tall, moist, fluffy and delectable. It’s become the cake I bake “just because” without needing a special reason, although it does make a great birthday cake and is equally good with chocolate or white frosting. I… 

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Aunt Angie’s Christmas Fruitcake

Aunt Angie's Christmas Fruitcake

I like fruitcake and I’m not afraid to shout it out to the fruitcake-hating world. I LIKE FRUITCAKE. What I don’t like is the cheap, generically produced ones you can buy at the market for like 99 cents. That’s just asking for trouble. It has to be homemade. This is my Great Aunt Angie’s recipe…. 

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake #desert

Moist, tender pumpkin cake with a sweet cinnamon filling running through the center and a thick layer of crumbs on top. The topping has pecans in it for a little crunch and a drizzle of icing to hold all those giant crumbs together. This is my attempt to embrace pumpkin season before it slips away…. 

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Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cake

Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cake

You don’t have to be a serious chocolate lover to thoroughly enjoy this chocolate brownie cake! An occasional one, like me will work too because while it’s true I have a raging sweet tooth it’s usually not for chocolate. Caramel, vanilla, peanut butter and fruity desserts make me every bit as happy except on this… 

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Lazy Daisy Cake

Lazy Daisy Cake

A single-layer, square yellow cake with a broiled brown sugar, coconut and pecan topping that tastes like candy. . . kind of like a praline. It has an old-fashioned, Southern-inspired feel to it that I find charming. The cake is unlike any I’ve made before because after beating the eggs, sugar and dry ingredients together… 

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No Bake Cannoli Eclair Cake

No Bake Cannoli Eclair Cake

This no-bake refrigerator cake is the quintessential summer dessert. Cold, sweet and refreshing, it’s easy to assemble and no cooking of any type is required. It doesn’t taste like an eclair but like a cannoli. Sorry if I fooled you with the name. I’m calling it eclair cake because I fashioned it after one. Eclair… 

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Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

A single layer cake topped with fresh strawberries and sprinkled with sugar. The sugar forms a crunchy coating over the top of the cake that is delectable with the tartness of the berries. The cake itself is buttery and moist with a dense crumb that is perfect paired with a cup of tea or coffee…. 

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