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Let Them Eat Cake Pudding!

It’s the end of the holiday season.  You’re cleaning out the refrigerator and discover a big chunk of stale pound cake wrapped in foil. Or,

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Chocolate Macaroon Bars

While these Chocolate Macaroon Bars qualify as cake, they’re really more of a confection. Rich and gooey, they are so delicious and can easily become a

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Viennese Holiday Pannetone

Viennese Pannetone, is a molded cake filled with currants and only loosely similar to the Italian pannetone, which is a yeasted bread. What I love

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Oat Flour Fruit Basket Cake

 Excerpted from Flavor Flours by Alice Medrich (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Leigh Beisch. Alice says, “Too simple for words: soft, tender layers

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Oat Flour Sponge Cake

Excerpted from Flavor Flours by Alice Medrich (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Leigh Beisch. Oat Flour Sponge Cake Serves 8 to 10 Alice

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Chocolate Oblivion Tart

 Long before the California food revolution began, my mother was given one of these dazzling tarts as a gift. It was a predecessor of the

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Mini Gateaux Breton

Excerpted from THE BAKING BIBLE, © 2014 by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Vanilla Queen’s Cake

Much to my surprise and delight, vanilla fan and serious home baker, Sandie Rymal, created a special cake recipe then named it in my honor!

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Lemon Trifle with Berries

If you have teenagers, you’ll probably want to skip this blog as the main ingredient in trifle is stale cake. If you actually do occasionally

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Rose Red Velvet Cake

Courtesy of Rose Levy Beranbaum, Real Baking With Rose I long resisted the charms of Rose Red Velvet Cake, believing it to be merely a

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Whipped Cream Cake

Whipped Cream Cake Courtesy of Rose Levy Beranbaum, www.realbakingwithrose.com Rose says:  This unusual, old-time recipe was sent to me by chef Anthony Stella, a restaurateur

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