Category: Cakes

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High Altitude Chocolate Cake Recipe

Baking chocolate cake at high altitude is one of the greater challenges in a baker’s life. Chocolate cakes tend to take more sugar, and sugar plus high altitude is a problem.  You can overcome this problem with trial and error, or you can use a tried-and-true recipe that will produce a moist,...

High Altitude Yellow Cake 0

High Altitude Yellow Cake Recipe

Ah the joys of baking at high-altitude!  Never being able to trust a recipe, always having to adjust the flour, sugar, moisture and leavening, using arcane charts that always leave you guessing.  That’s why I always appreciate a kitchen-tested recipe, like this one for High-Altitude Yellow Cake. This recipe is adapted from...

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cupcakes 0

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cupcakes

Fall is in the air here in Denver, Colorado.  We’ve already had a few days of 32F weather, the trees in town are turning and dropping leaves, and the pumpkins are starting to appear on people’s front porch. With my nieces and nephew in town now, I look for more sweet treats...

Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes 0

Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes

Lemon Buttermilk Cake and Cupcakes.  Now includes regular and high-altitude recipes! It’s getting warm here in Colorado.  I’ll spend the early morning out in the garden, pulling the %#@& grass that loves to infiltrate my flower beds.  While I was working this morning, I was thinking about what I wanted to make...

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake 0

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

Here’s an old-fashioned homemade lemon pound cake recipe that is not at all difficult and the results are spectacular!  With all the butter, fluffy egg whites and sweet natural sugar, no one can resist a homemade lemon pound cake. “Pound Cake” originated with early American colonists.  The recipe calls for a pound...