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Three Layer Chocolate Cake With Frosting

by on December 28, 2013 · 7 comments

Three Layer Chocolate Cake

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate layer cake, but I promise you this recipe will make up for lost time. It’s our new favorite. At first I wasn’t sure this cake would be worth the time given the array of ingredients (two kinds of flour, both chocolate and cocoa) and the fact […]


Published on December 28, 2013
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Favorite Layer Cake Recipes

by on December 30, 2011 · 19 comments

Slice of Cake

Will 2012 be the year for layer cakes? I don’t know, but I’d happily embrace that trend if it were to catch on. So let’s hope for a year of exciting and/or really good cake recipes. Until then, here’s a round-up of my favorites. For chocolate cake, here are 9 favorites plus the …


Published on December 30, 2011
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Nine Favorite Chocolate Cakes

by on June 20, 2010 · 14 comments

Nine great tried and true chocolate cakes.


Published on June 20, 2010
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Readers’ Favorite Cakes

by on May 3, 2010 · 1 comment

Yesterday I made a very good chocolate cake using a recipe off this comment thread. I’ll review that later, but one thing I realized was that this might be my favorite comment thread on Cookie Madness. I really enjoy hearing about your favorite cakes and am bumping this up in case you happen to be […]

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Published on May 3, 2010
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Mini Mexican Chocolate Streusel Cake

by on September 11, 2008 · 13 comments

Mexican Chocolate cake

This recipe is an old favorite from Rick Bayless – author of several Mexican cookbooks and owner of Chicago’s Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. The original 13×9 inch recipe can be found here, but you can also do what I did and make a “mini” version using an 8 inch square pan. This is the mini […]


Published on September 11, 2008
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Best Pound Cake Ever

by on July 23, 2008 · 15 comments

Mary Jo-Bowen Best Ever Pound Cake

This was posted in the comment section a few weeks ago by Katy, who says it’s the best pound cake ever. Another reader, Jill from Salado, tried it and said it was fabulous. So here’s the recipe. I’ve made this numerous times. It’s basically the same recipe as another favorite “Smoothest Southern Pound Cake” which […]


Published on July 23, 2008
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Chocolate Stout Cake

The Memorial Day party was fun. Everyone enjoyed being together and spending time with our good friend who is being deployed next week. A few of you might remember her as the mom from my playgroup who helped us mail our cookies to troops a while back. Now we can mail cookies to her. I’ll […]


Published on May 26, 2008
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Hummingbird Cake

by on May 24, 2008 · 25 comments

hummingbird cake

Today I decided that the second super special cake would be Hummingbird Cake — a real crowd pleaser. In fact, it’s the most requested recipe in the history of Southern Living Magazine, which helped make it famous. It was submitted to SL in 1978 by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensborough North Carolina, but it had been […]


Published on May 24, 2008