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Yellow birthday cake

When Andy told me he wanted yellow cake with chocolate frosting for his birthday, my mind went straight to a box. But I thought no, surely somebody out there has a killer recipe for yellow cake from scratch. Thank goodness the SmittenKitchen came through for me! This recipe worked perfectly. The cake is crumbly and … Continue reading

Whole wheat pizza dough

A friend once told me a story about the birth of box mix for cakes. When the mixes first came out, all you had to do was add water, mix it up, and pop it in the oven. Apparently women didn’t like this because it didn’t feel enough like really baking. The manufacturer tweaked the … Continue reading

The cake-baking experience

On the whole, my double-chocolate layer cake turned out ok. It wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t a complete disaster either, so I think that counts for something. If you should ever attempt the recipe (linked above), here are a few things I learned. First of all, this cake tasted far better than any other from-scratch … Continue reading

Birthday cake

I’m about to attempt a baking challenge: making my husband’s chocolate birthday cake from scratch. Now, I’m not much of a baker. I make a huge load of cookies every Christmas, and a few other things here and there, but in general I stick to cooking. I’m also sort of a go-big-or-go-home baker (perhaps why … Continue reading