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Yellow Cake With Chocolate Frosting

by on March 29, 2014 · 9 comments

Yellow Cake

Have you ever made a yellow cake and been disappointed to find it was actually more of an off-white? Or worse, have you ever made an off-white yellow cake that tasted okay, but had the texture of cornbread? If either of these situations sounds familiar, here’s a new recipe for you to try. It’s a […]


Published on March 29, 2014
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Caramel Cake

Check out my birthday cake!  It may not look very festive, but it definitely brightened the day because it was my first attempt at a true Southern caramel cake. Caramel cake is a Southern classic, but I’d never even heard of it until I was in my thirties and saw it in The Cake Mix […]


Published on December 29, 2012
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Hidden Flag Cake

The last time Fuzz returned from camp, I welcomed her home with red, white and blue sugar cookies. This time I got a little fancy! Or tried to, at least. I didn’t think my attempt at the famous hidden flag cake would amount to much, but I’m feeling so proud of this cake that I […]


Published on June 30, 2012
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The Best Yellow Cupcakes

by on April 20, 2012 · 45 comments

Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes

Oh no, not another vanilla cupcake recipe! Yes, indeed. This is for everyone who is frustrated by the fact that it’s so easy to make a good scratch chocolate cupcake, but not so easy to make a soft, tender, vanilla cupcake. This recipe changes the game. Not that I don’t also love these sour cream […]


Published on April 20, 2012
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This cake has been kind of a work in progress. The original version was good — so good in fact, I called it my favorite. However, I tested it with a few different frostings and decided the original version was almost too moist and that I wanted a slightly sturdier version to stand up to […]


Published on February 2, 2012
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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

by on March 31, 2011 · 35 comments

vanilla bean cupcakes

Today’s recipe is another one I plan to make for Austin Bakes for Japan. Inspired by Stef and her vanilla bean buttercream (she said it tastes like melted ice cream!), I made a batch of white cupcakes which really showcase the flavor of vanilla bean paste. Why the paste instead of the bean? Vanilla beans […]


Published on March 31, 2011
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Funfetti Cupcake Clone

Earlier this week I was asked if I had a scratch recipe for Funfetti Cupcakes. My friend liked the box version (Betty Crocker’s is called Rainbow Chip and Pillsbury’s is Funfetti), but she’s living in Europe where it’s hard to find. I didn’t have a scratch version, but was up for the challenge! Especially since […]


Published on April 25, 2010
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All Yellow Cakes Compared

by on April 18, 2010 · 22 comments

The yellow cake tests are done!  The winner was Shirley Corriher’s cake, but if you have the ingredients on hand for any of the cakes below, they were all more than passable.  If you like charts, here’s an at a glance table showing the ingredient lists. Yellow Cakes Based on 1-2-3-4 Cake Recipe Magnolia Carole Walter Paula […]


Published on April 18, 2010