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chocolate syrup swirl cake

One nice thing about state fair competitions is that in most cases, it seems the focus is on execution rather than originality. For instance, if I controlled the state fair I’d surely have a Chocolate Chip Cookie category and everyone could enter their version. I might even have a “Thick Chocolate Chip Cookie” category and […]


Published on August 29, 2009
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A Really Good Chocolate Bundt Cake

by on August 10, 2009 · 33 comments


The September issue of Food & Wine arrived Saturday, and flipping through the pages I found a Cookie Madness must-try recipe, another chocolate bundt cake made with red wine. It was credited to Anne Willan and very similar to one I made a few months ago – same concept, but different execution with fewer eggs, less […]


Published on August 10, 2009
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Walnut Marble Spice Cake

by on July 31, 2009 · 7 comments

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I had no idea what to make today so I pulled out a stack of cookbooks, sat on the floor, and flipped through pages hoping to be inspired. The lucky recipe source turned out to be The Methodist Cookbook circa “unknown” from St. John’s Methodist in Richmond Texas. I liked this book from …


Published on July 31, 2009
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This cake was inspired by a recipe on Barbara’s blog, Traveling Aprons. Barbara had posted a key lime pound cake recipe which she credited to a magazine called “Celebrate Spring”. That cake had very similar proportions to one of my favorites, but included lime zest and a good amount of lime juice as well. I […]


Published on May 7, 2009
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Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake

by on February 17, 2009 · 9 comments

Red Wine Cake

Update: I’m keeping this recipe here for people to look at, but I’ve found a much better red wine cake. This is a basic red wine cake modified from a recipe I found while looking for Red Wine Cakes. Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour (9 oz) 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 […]


Published on February 17, 2009
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Happy Birthday, Karen!  Thanks for all the recipes and comments you’ve shared.  Since you like chocolate, I’ve made you a special cake. This recipe is based on one from a local bakery called Texas French Bread. They named the cake after their neighborhood, Hyde Park, which is located near the U.T. Campus. It’s a nice […]


Published on October 28, 2008
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Root Beer Cake

by on October 10, 2008 · 6 comments

I probably won’t make this, but it sounds interesting. Root Beer Cake


Published on October 10, 2008
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake (Loaf Pan)

by on October 3, 2008 · 15 comments

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Last night I was going through an old Southern Living Annual (2002) and this zucchini cake caught my eye. The only problem was, it was a giant Bundt cake and I just don’t need a full Bundt cake now. Below is a half batch loaf pan version which I modified slightly by adding a few […]


Published on October 3, 2008