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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.

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Mousse FIlling

Wow, wow, wow! Chocolate cake with strawberry mousse filling. This ethereal, light as air dessert is the cake version of a chocolate covered strawberry. Can you believe it tastes even better than it looks? And it looks gorgeous! The classic flavor combination of chocolate and strawberry is celebrated in this centerpiece-worthy cake. The striking pink …

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Ontbijtkoek (Dutch Breakfast Cake)

Ontbijtkoek means “breakfast cake” in Dutch. You’ve gotta love a country that eats cake for breakfast. Enjoy this spice cake at breakfast-time or snack-time. Ontbijtkoek is not something Dutch people bake at home. It seems that this cake is almost always store-bought. There’s one popular brand that defines the taste and texture of Ontbijtkoek for …

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Dutch-Indonesian Spekkoek (Spice cake)

Spekkoek is a Dutch Indonesian spice cake sometimes called Thousand Layer Cake in English. The cake is rich with butter and eggs and it’s flavored with an intoxicating mix of spices. The name for this cake is Spekkoek in Dutch and Spekuk in Indonesian. The recipe was created during Dutch East Indian colonial times. The …

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