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Hummingbird Cake

Skip the boring banana bread and breathe new life into that overripe fruit with this tropical Hummingbird Cake recipe.  The Caribbean is calling, and this cake is the next best thing! “If you build it, they will come,” has worked exactly (at least) two times in history: once in a Kevin Costner movie and once for the tourism board of Jamaica. It may be hard for those of us who dream of Montego Bay beaches to imagine, but in the 1970s it wasn’t exactly a tourist hotspot. In an attempt to bring more flights and full wallets in from...

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Guaranteed to produce sweet dreams, this cake-inspired twist on strawberry shortcake nestles succulent strawberries between layers of a delicate buttermilk-infused cake and perfectly whipped cream. Forget seconds – your guests will want the whole thing! Everyone loves holidays, both for the gatherings of friends and family and for the food (honestly, it’s mostly the food 🙂 ). As a foodie, though, there are so many other special days on the calendar that justify cooking, and baking, and recipe experimenting! There’s practically a national month or day for all your favorite treats: National Chocolate Mousse Day in April, National Hot...

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Kentucky Butter Cake

This unique Kentucky Butter Cake is tender, moist and deliciously unique. The cake is soaked with a wonderful Butter Sauce then topped in an amazing Butter Glaze. I love baking cakes, and I love sharing my cakes with friends and relatives and, sometimes, total strangers. But not everyone feels the same way I do about heating up the oven and whipping up a yummy, homemade cake from scratch. I know lots of folks who cook all the time, but tend to shy away from baking cakes from scratch because they do not feel they can do better than a...

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Coconut Sheet Cake

Incredibly delicious, super moist, Coconut Sheet Cake topped with a perfect Coconut frosting. As any good potlucker knows, you can’t just bring any dessert to a potluck. There’s a trick finding the right recipe, a balance that has to be just right. You want something that can easily be made into a large batch. But you also want something that will be popular enough (read: delicious enough) that you don’t take a bunch home. (The last thing I need in my life is to bring home two pans of brownies.) Today’s recipe is a perfect fit. This coconut sheet...

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Gingerbread Muffins with Spiced Crumb Topping

Tender, moist, fluffy Gingerbread Muffins with a generous spiced Crumb Topping!  The season of gingerbread is fast approaching. You’ve potentially experimented with gingerbread cookies, bars—maybe even a good old fashioned gingerbread house. But this winter, give gingerbread muffins a try. This is an awesome recipe for gingerbread muffins with crumb topping, and has long been one of my favorite muffins recipes overall. It doesn’t just come out of my recipe box during holiday season. That simply wouldn’t be enough time to enjoy these moist, crumbly muffins. I make them in the fall, the spring—even the heat of the summer....

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