Spice Cakes

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Fig & Walnut Loaf Cake

by on September 24, 2014 · 5 comments

Fig Cake

Today’s recipe is from The Triangle News and Observer.  It’s a fig cake, but instead of actual figs it gets its flavor and texture from fig preserves.  I had about 3/4 of a bottle of fig preserves leftover from another little cooking project, and since there are very few other places I use fig preserves, […]


Published on September 24, 2014
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Spice cupcakes

Still in crazy cupcake mode, I’ve been baking cupcakes, putting them in little containers from Plastic Container City, and passing them out to friends. The latest victims (Fuzz’s teachers) received a batch of these spice cupcakes. These are similar to the vanilla cupcakes from a few days ago, but with a spicy flavor and darker […]


Published on April 25, 2012
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Lunchbox Applesauce Cake

by on April 14, 2010 · 12 comments

Applesauce Cake

If you’re looking for an easy cake that tastes great and makes the house smell good, here it is. I baked this on Sunday. It smells a lot better than a Glade plug-in and tastes better too. We tried this a few hours after it was baked and it was delicious. …


Published on April 14, 2010
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Walnut Marble Spice Cake

by on July 31, 2009 · 7 comments

old book2

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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Ginger Cake

Today’s recipe is from my friend Katy who originally got it from Epicurious a D. Lebovitz book. Once I match this recipe with the original, I will provide a link so that you can read the Epicurious reviews as well. Here’s Katy’s version of the recipe, which she says is just as good with vanilla […]


Published on October 23, 2008
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Ginger-Squash Cake

by on September 21, 2007 · 7 comments


Today’s cake recipe is from the most recent issue of Bon Appetit. I chose it because I’m into butternut squash right now and because the recipe was developed by Jean Anderson, whom I admire from afar. If you don’t own it already, I highly recommend her book The American Century Cookbooks for both the recipes […]


Published on September 21, 2007
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Spice Cake with Sea Foam Frosting

by on June 6, 2007 · 12 comments

I wasn’t sure what to bake today, so I flipped through an old cookbook called America’s Best State Fair Recipes. For some reason, I zeroed in on a recipe called “Perfect Spice Cake with Sea Foam Frosting” which was a winner at the Los Angeles County Fair. I’m not sure what attracted me to this […]


Published on June 6, 2007