Boozy and Black Forest Cakes

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Small Black Forest Cake

by on December 16, 2012 · 6 comments

Black Forest Cake

Yesterday was Todd’s birthday, and in honor of that I made him a Black Forest Cake using yet another variation on the recipe. There are so many! I’ve tried everything from the authentic sounding type made with Kirschwasser and buttercream, to the convenience version made with chocolate cake mix and canned cherry pie filling. In […]


Published on December 16, 2012
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Almost Tortuga Rum Cake

by on October 22, 2010 · 12 comments

Rum Cake

Almost Tortuga Rum Cake


Published on October 22, 2010
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86 Proof Cake

Yesterday was stormy, which meant Lizzie spent most of the afternoon panting and shaking. Having a terrified corgi underfoot isn’t very conducive to housework, so I grabbed a book and Lizzie and I sat in Fuzz’s closet waiting for the thunder to subside. It didn’t, so after an hour in the closet we moved to […]


Published on June 30, 2010
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This cake was mentioned in the comment section by Kath, who said it was her favorite but that she didn’t have the recipe. I was so excited about trying an Amaretto laced Italian Cream Cake, that I emailed long time Austin Statesman food editor, Kitty Crider. I suspected she’d have the recipe, and she did. […]


Published on April 29, 2010
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Black Magic Forest Cake

by on December 17, 2009 · 24 comments


Todd’s birthday was this week and as usual he requested his favorite cake, black forest. I made one yesterday knowing all the while it wasn’t authentic, but rather the “black forest” we’re used to — American style chocolate cake with cherry filling and fresh whipped cream. It’s probably nothing like what you’d get in Germany, […]


Published on December 17, 2009
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Chocolate Irish Cream Cake

by on March 17, 2008 · 2 comments

Irish Cream Chocolate Cake

I probably won’t be making this today, but it sounds like a good last minute St. Patrick’s Day Cake. Chocolate Irish Cream Cake Cake: 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix 1 (4-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix 4 large eggs 1/2 cup Bailey’s or other type Irish Cream 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup vegetable […]


Published on March 17, 2008
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Brown Sugar Bourbon Pound Cake

This cake had been on my “Make Soon!” list for the past 5 years. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but I finally got around to trying it today. Unfortunately, I haven’t actually tasted it….unless you count the tiny pieces that fell off the bottom (okay, they didn’t really fall) when I […]


Published on December 30, 2007
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Glazed ‘n’ Tipsy Amaretto Cake

by on May 31, 2007 · 11 comments

Amaretto Cake

This morning’s cake comes from Kristin in Nashville. She knew I’d been having a tough time finding easy yet impressive recipes and sent me one of her favorites — Glazed ‘n’ Tipsy Amaretto Cake. Here’s what she had to say: I thought I’d shoot over my new favorite party cake. I took it to THREE […]


Published on May 31, 2007