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Cakes/Cupcakes Recipes

Although I love all types of baking, cakes are my specialty. For 10 years, I owned an operated an award winning custom cake business. I have baked, literally, thousands of cakes throughout my career.

I test and retest every one of these recipes until I am proud to share it with you.

Marjolaine, aka Dacquoise

Marjolaine is a classic French pastry made with dacquoise (nut meringue layers). This spectacular dessert is chocolaty, nutty, crunchy and creamy. Swooooonnnn….. Are you ready for a baking project? Yes? Great! I’ve got a really good one for you. Marjolaine is of my all-time favorite classic French pastries. My version of this decadent dessert is …

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Classic Black Forest Cake

Classic Black Forest Cake is a European layer cake made with chocolate sponge cake layers, sour cherry filling, whipped cream and plenty of Kirschwasser. Black Forest Cake is one of the most famous traditional cakes from Europe and has always been a favorite of mine. You’ve probably noticed that just about any dessert that features …

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Sourdough Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Sourdough Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Glaze is a perfect snack cake. The tangy-sweet buttermilk glaze forms an ultra-thin coating. A little sourdough discard transforms an ordinary cake into an extraordinary treat. How to use sourdough discard to make a great Bundt cake: To ensure that the cake doesn’t stick, thoroughly butter and flour the pan. I …

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