Sunken Cake 3

Why Did My Cake Sink in the Middle?

Sigh.  “Why did my cake sink in the middle?”  Here in Colorado, high altitude baking is a special challenge – and having a cake sink in the middle is particularly common.  That’s why, when you find a good, basic cake recipe, you usually stick with it through fire and flood.  But I...

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How to Substitute Baking Soda for Baking Powder

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Can I substitute baking soda for baking powder? Is baking soda the same as baking powder? The long and short of it is this: Yes, you can substitute baking soda for baking powder in most recipes.  No, you cannot substitute baking powder for...

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Easy London Broil Recipe

An easy London Broil recipe for the oven!  You’ll love the results. I hate waste.  To me, waste represents the absolute worst thing we can do to the environment.  After all the work of production, all the energy that’s been used in creating something to eat or wear or use . ....

Perfect Cake Layers 1

Swan’s Down High Altitude White Cake Recipe

(Original cake recipe from a tattered magazine page stuck in an old church cookbook.  I finally found the origin online here. )  This is the original Swan’s Down high altitude white cake recipe.  It’s been in use since around 1894, so I’d guess it’s pretty solid.  And Swan’s Down is still around...

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Is Aluminum Safe for Cooking?

You can find numerous articles on what type of pan you should use to bake cakes. I can tell you, I’ve used them all – old, new, black, silver, glass, cheap, expensive . . . and I’ve made nice cakes with all of them. But they’re all different, and if you find...