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    Absolute Favorite Cakes from Scratch

    A collection of cakes, frostings, fillings- and even recipes for making some cheeses used in desserts!
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    5 Reviews |  By Olha

    Almond-filled butter pastry characterizes cakes that are in some way royal.

    Recipe #195985

    If you bake and cook everyday then this is a must to have in your cupboard, it's so much cheaper than using cooking spray and works even better than Pam cooking spray, no chemical fumes and will not leave burnt on black residue on the edges of your pans like cooking spray will and will keep forever in your cupboard --- for baking recipes using chocolate you may use 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder in place of white flour or 1/4 cup each cocoa powder and flour --- this may be increased or decreased sucessfully just make certain that *all* three ingredients are the same amounts or the mixture will not work as well ;-)

    Recipe #78579

    Next best to the original! On our visit to the Caribbean, we brought home the best Rum Cake I've ever had.... in fact it's the very best of all cakes I've ever had!!! I then thought I'd send for some to be shipped to us and found the price to be $35 for the med. size ( I paid $18 on the Island) So my search for the recipe began! You can not purchase Tortuga Rum ANYWHERE except in the Caribbean - Whaler's Vanille Rum should be a close match. This next best copy-cat comes from Newsgroup Rec.food.recipes.

    Recipe #108524

    Found this recipe in the 1995 publication, The Simply Healthy Lowfat Cookbook.

    Recipe #378456

    This was my mothers recipe and I have no idea where she got it. Anyway, it is a very light and moist one layer cake which adapts to a lot of different toppings - your choice. Very important that you use an 8" square deep tin totally free of grease and follow directions exactly as written. Baking time given is approximate so please check after 20 mins. Oven 350

    Recipe #374034

    Adapted from Wilton...we made them a little bigger and used big bananas. Very moist and delicious.

    Recipe #352423

    This is really a slightly different version of Hershey's "Especially Dark" Chocolate Cake. Their website is a wealth of inspring recipes!

    Recipe #341152

    2 Reviews |  By Oolala

    From The New York Times and Craig Clairborne's cookbook. She is the mother of Eric Segal who is most famous for being the author of Love Story. The cookbook said "One of the most popular Passover menu articles to appear in the New York Times over the last couple of decades was this one. Mrs. Zeger's chocolate cake is indeed exceptional".

    Recipe #245739

    Stumbled upon this recipe in a food magazine when I was looking for cakes without flour to use on Passover. It is not exactly a "hip-friendly" cake but very, very tasty, melts in your mouth. Enjoy it it small pieces on Passover and the rest of the year. The measurements may seem a little strange, got them by converting grams and milliliters as the recipe was originally written in Swedish.

    Recipe #291077

    Taken from the Heal My Hands blog at http://healmyhands.typepad.com/heal_my_life/2007/05/darkest_chocola.html based on a Martha Stewart recipe. It's very fussy and quite a lot of work, but oh, it is impressive! Because the sugar in the French buttercream is melted into the egg yolks, it makes a smoother cream than American buttercream (which is made with confectioner's sugar). It will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 1 month in the freezer. Before using, let stand at room temperature until spreadable, then beat with electric mixer on high until smooth and fluffy again.

    Recipe #331113

    7 Reviews |  By Steve_G

    A very tender, simple version of this old classic. Serve it plain, with a dusting of powdered sugar, berries and icecream. Just about anything goes! Once you get the hang of it double this recipe and bake it in a bundt pan. (same cooking temp/time)

    Recipe #29908

    Here's a basic white cake that utilizes a slightly different mixing method that ensures success every time. This cake is slightly off white due to the butter and extract. It's a classic wedding cake. Cover with any flavor classic butter cream.

    Recipe #30847

    2 Reviews |  By Steve_G

    Here's a basic white cake that utilizes a slightly different mixing method that ensures success every time. This cake is slightly off white due to the butter and extract. It's a classic wedding cake. Cover with any flavor classic butter cream.

    Recipe #30671

    A bit unusual mixing technique assures a perfect cake every time. Frost with 2 1/2 to 3 batches of my semi classic buttercream frosting recipe, #14307, any flavor will do, but we like the milk chocolate best. I like to split the cakes and do two more layers of frosting and/or fill the middle with jam. Adapted from Rose Beranabum's "The Cake Bible"

    Recipe #36506

    A bit unusual mixing technique assures a perfect cake every time. Frost with 2 1/2 to 3 batches of my semi classic buttercream frosting recipe, #14307, any flavor will do, but we like the milk chocolate best. I like to split the cakes and do two more layers of frosting and/or fill the middle with jam. Adapted from Rose Beranabum's "The Cake Bible"

    Recipe #36620

    3 Reviews |  By Steve_G

    A better pistachio cake, this one's made from scratch. A unique mixing method is employed that assures good results every time. This is very similar to my almond butter cake -- the addition of oil and the use of egg yolks make it a bit richer, but it's not dense as the additional dry ingredients in the pistachio pudding mix keep it light.

    Recipe #25842

    This lush Italian dessert cake makes a bold and unusual statement with the addition of fresh lavender syrup. It is an elegant Dinner Party Dessert Cake which marries fruit & herbs together in a fresh & imaginative way! One of my "Stand By and Never Fails to Please" dinner party desserts!! Great served with just the simple addition of some creme fraiche. If you are using dried lavender flowers, please remember that they are more pungent than fresh flowers, so use sparingly! NOTE: I would be very wary of using too much lavender - it is quite a pervasive flavour, the essence of this recipe is that delicate flavours marry well with each other & are not too overpowering!

    Recipe #176521

    I won a Blue Ribbon for this cake in 1986 at the Ohio State Fair.

    Recipe #28684

    1 Reviews |  By P4

    I don't remember where I got this recipe, but it's wonderful.

    Recipe #56003

    118 Reviews |  By jean1

    I have used this cake for so many different things. Its great if you need something at the last minute. Its always comes out good. It's good just as a pound cake, without the drizzled lemon. We like it for strawberry shortcake.

    Recipe #11763

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