Category: Desserts

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Don’s Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe

How hard is it to come up with an easy chocolate cake recipe from scratch?  After years of using and adjusting other people’s recipes, out of sheer frustration, I decided to come up with my own.  This is my new recipe for Sour Cream Chocolate Cake. I’d been looking for a chocolate...

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

What is the secret to chewy chocolate chip cookies? Isn’t it funny, but you can walk up to a potluck table and find 4 or 5 plates of chocolate chip cookies, and every one will be completely different from the other. Some are flat, crusty and lumpy with chips. Others are thick...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

March is fast-approaching, and I thought it would be a good idea to collect all of my best Irish recipes together in one convenient post for you to try out and share with your friends.  Here in the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day recipes are something of a tradition, even if you haven’t...

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Apfelkuchen Overnight Coffee Cake

I’ve spent a lot of time in Germany, particularly Berlin, and this version of apfelkuchen (apple cake) is very similar to what I’ve found in the bakeries there. Never too heavy on the sugar, European pastries are often sweetened naturally with fruit. Apples are very common, but you see many fruit tarts...

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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,...