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Coconut Chocolate Cake and Starving for Suffrage

My book club met tonight to discuss A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert. As I chose the book, I brought the dessert. I’ve been craving coconut cake, but at heart, chocolate cake is what I love best. Unable … Continue reading

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Chocolate Amaretto Tiramisu Roulade

Kind of a mouthful of a cake name, I know. I’m trying to come up with something that rolls off the tongue a little better, but then again, the real focus here is how it tastes going down, not sounds … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – The One Thing You Must Do

The secret to fabulous carrot cake, I have learned, is grating the carrots moments before mixing them into the batter and popping the cake into the oven. You capture all of their moisture that way. They should look startlingly orange: … Continue reading

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Zebra Cake? Icebox Cake? Easy Cake.

This cake was one of my favorites as a child.  We called it zebra cake, because you get zebra stripes when you slice it. As I got more and more into baking, I would run across mentions of icebox cake.  … Continue reading

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First Harvest of Meyer Lemons: Hot Toddy & Shaker Lemon Pie

While our Republic of Texas orange tree continues to grow at the epic pace of a quarter inch a year, and our Mexican lime throws off a meager harvest of tiny fruit that redeem themselves by fitting snugly in the … Continue reading

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Fig Spice Cake

I bought figs for tonight’s cake.  I believe they are local. I wanted to buy the adorable plums, which were perfectly ripe and the perfect shape for my cake, but they were from Italy, and that seemed an excessive distance … Continue reading

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Desserts for Junk Month Dinner

Tonight, a certain group I meet with monthly celebrates the end of summer by gathering for dinner.  I have not seen them since beginning this blog, so will ask their permission to go into a little more detail in the … Continue reading

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