This is a list of all the cakes on Cookie Madness

From layer cakes to sheet cakes to pound cakes, these are all the cakes I’ve posted over the years.

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Basque Cake

Up until last week I’d never heard of Basque cake, but someone brought it to my attention and I have become a little obsessed. For those of you unfamiliar with “gateau Basque”, it is a Basque pastry comprised of a round, thick, dense cake encasing a filling that is usually made with fresh preserves, pastry […]


Published on August 4, 2014
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Mini Key Lime Flavored Cheesecakes

by on July 17, 2014 · 2 comments

Key Lime Cheesecake

We’re back from a little vacation to Fort Worth and Chicago — odd combination of destinations which involved picking Fuzz up from camp at TCU, then heading on to Chicago for some family fun. We walked all over the place, tried some new restaurants and saw a show at the Second City.  It was a […]


Published on July 17, 2014
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No-Egg Chocolate Cake

Today we tried a new chocolate cake recipe. Like the Depression era Wacky Cake, this one is made without eggs or butter.  But unlike Wacky Cake, this recipe calls for buttermilk plus a lot more cocoa powder, which gives the cake a deeper chocolate flavor. You can frost it with your favorite frosting, but we […]

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Published on June 24, 2014
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Red Velvet Cake

Today’s cake was inspired by one I saw at The Eleven City Diner in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Todd and I had lunch there this week, and while we were too full to order dessert, I admired their red velvet cake from afar and made a note to bake one as soon as I got home.  […]

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Published on June 14, 2014
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Coconut Cupcakes

In my never-ending quest to find tasty and interesting fats for baking, I bought a carton of Earth Balance Coconut Spread and used it in coconut cupcakes. Not that there’s anything healthy about these guys, but I’m trying to find alternatives to shortening and until I remember to go pick up some leaf lard at […]

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Published on June 12, 2014
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Carrot Cake

I don’t know which was more fun — making this carrot cake from Allrecipes or reading the reviews. Out of hundreds of reviewers, I think only a handful of people made the cake as directed, while other bakers modified it, with the most popular modification being to substitute a cup of the granulated sugar with […]


Published on June 6, 2014
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Marble Cake

Let’s see. Chocolate cake or yellow cake or both? That’s an easy decision! And it’s why I love marble cake. You get two flavors in one. What’s strange is how seldom marble cake shows up on the dessert table these days. Or maybe it’s just not trendy in Austin? I’m not sure, but it’s always […]


Published on May 21, 2014
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Potluck Cola Cake

by on May 2, 2014 · 6 comments

Coca Cola

I’m still working my way through the Coca Cola my sister-in-law left behind. Too bad she’s not here, because this was a big cake and we’re having to eat it all by ourselves.  Luckily cola cakes freeze well, so after the cake cooled I cut it into big squares, wrapped it tightly in plastic and […]


Published on May 2, 2014