Cake

Practically Perfect in Every Way

February 7, 2008

My Diane Mott Davidson re-creation of the recipe for Double Shot Chocolate Cake just won 2nd place in the Bittersweet Baking contest! I’m very happy with the result. I don’t think I’ve ever tried so hard to make something both look and taste as perfect as possible. Since I’m the 2nd runner up, do you […]

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Best Ever Banana Cake

February 2, 2008

When I was a kid I would get so excited if the bunch of bananas my mother brought home from the grocery store had a Chiquita Banana sticker. I’d quickly pluck it off the fruit and pat it proudly onto my shirt. Unfortunately these days my bananas always tend to go bad. Even so, I […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Espresso Whipped Cream

January 27, 2008

You know how sometimes you’ll find a recipe and really want to make it, but then you start reading the ingredients list and the instructions and it will slowly dawn on you that you’re missing EVERYTHING and there isn’t possibly anyway you could “fudge it” (so to speak). Well that’s what happened to me when […]

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Erin Cooks The Internet: August 31, 2007

August 31, 2007

The other day I ran into Gordon Ramsay at Macys. Well…I didn’t exactly run into him but I did spend a little time looking over the new kitchen products he’s hawking. I quickly realized that the collection consisted of lots of boring white ribbed style bakeware. Very ho-hum. You’d think Gordon Ramsay would wow a […]

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Fake & Bake

July 3, 2007

So now the “big thing” in the cooking world this week is making your own butter, which reminded me of a truly ridiculous PowerPoint that I made for a history class that I took in college. My grandmother used to work at a living history museum called “The Norlands” where she portrayed a 19th century […]

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Butterfly Cake

April 7, 2007

I’ve been tasked with bringing dessert to Easter Dinner tomorrow and I racked my brain all week trying to find an original dish that would be cute, tasty, yet still significantly impressive. I had almost given up and resigned myself to the fact that I would probably be stopping at the Whole Foods bakery on […]

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