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Zucchini Bundt Cake

Apparently, Bundt Cakes are once again “in.”  King Arthur Flour even named 2017 “Year of the Bundt.”  I guess I really don’t move in the proper circles, because I never knew Bundt cakes were ever out.  I have always loved Bundt cakes since my mom got her very first Bundt cake pan in the late(?) […]

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Orange Slice Cake

When I found the hand-written recipe for Orange Slice Cake in my mom’s recipe box, I briefly thought it was for the orange cake that our neighbor, Gussie, frequently made and shared with us.  It was her favorite.  The thing is…no one in my family really liked orange cake. However, I knew not really enjoying it would never […]

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Sour Cream Cake

My daughter wanted a vanilla cake with a blueberry filling and marshmallow frosting for her birthday. Although she does not like sour cream, she does like sour cream doughnuts (she just doesn’t know they are sour cream doughnuts), so I decided to make her vanilla cake a sour cream cake. Okay, I will admit sour […]

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Mom’s Pepsi Cola Cake

There is quite a bit of irony that nearly every year of my early life I asked for a Coca-Cola Cake for my birthday. First, it is a chocolate cake and I am not the biggest fan of chocolate. Second, I really preferred Sprite or other non-cola drinks when I was young. Last, my mom’s […]

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German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

German chocolate cake is something that I have never been that into…except for its icing. I love its coconut-pecan icing. It was never a cake that my mom or grandmothers made very often. In fact, the only person I remember frequently making a German chocolate cake was my uncle. He made two desserts that I […]

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Caramel Icing

My daughter was having a difficult time deciding what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday, so I suggested that she decide what type of icing or frosting she wanted first then we could figure out a cake that went with it. So, I started naming over all the frosting and icing types I […]

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Grandma’s Banana Cake

In my mom’s recipe box, I found a recipe in my paternal grandmother’s handwriting for banana cake. I can’t say I remember either my mom or my grandmother making a banana cake, but I decided I wanted to give it a try. My daughter wanted caramel icing for her birthday, so I suggested we try […]

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Mom’s Fruit Cake

The beginning of December meant the beginning of the candy making/baking season for my mom. The first item she usually made was fruit cake (aka. fruitcake)…so it would be ready to eat by Christmas. Baking fruit cake for Christmas was a family tradition that both she and her oldest sister continued; however, there was one […]

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Cold Oven Pound Cake aka. “Smelly Cake”

My dad did not really cook; fried eggs, oatmeal, toast, and grilled cheese was pretty much the extent of his solo endeavors. However, he did attempt to make a cake on his own…twice. I believe my sister ended up helping him when he made his first, a pineapple upside-down cake. So, I believe the cold […]

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Mandarin Orange Cake

A delicious, easy cake that is a great summertime treat is a Mandarin orange cake with its light, creamy pineapple frosting. Yum! Even when you don’t stir the Mandarin oranges enough to break them up and they sink to the bottom of the cake, the cake is still very good. Although, it is harder to […]

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