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Easy Chocolate Guinness Cake for Father’s Day

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Guinness CakeThis Chocolate Guinness cake is surprisingly easy to make ahead.

I ran across this online recently and put it in my pile to test.  There are many versions of this from Nigella Lawson to the New York Times to The Brown Eyed Baker.  The majority of the recipes feature a single or double layer cake with cream cheese icing. Continue reading

Pave d’Amour – The Quintessential Celebration Cake

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Pave d'AmourThis Pave d’Amour or Cake of Love is truly a celebration cake made for all the highlights of life.  It is one of those recipes that looks daunting but actually isn’t. It just requires a schedule and can be done over a number of days or even weeks as desired. While not as fast as some cakes, its complexity is what makes it so special.   Since May and June are such celebration months, I’m reintroducing this cake as one of my all time favorites because I think everyone should know about it.  Continue reading

Coconut Cream Cake – The Perfect Easter Dessert

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Finished photo

This is the Coconut Cream Cake that was so very popular at the bakery. Easter seems synonymous with coconut and I’m not sure why but happy it is.

Fairly early in the life of the shop, I got a mailer from General Mills touting their flours. It was a beautiful color brochure with cakes and sweet breads. I tried the cakes and the one that just amazed me is the one we used  with minor changes. This very almond flavored cake is the most moist white cake I have ever eaten.  We used the white chiffon cake for our wedding cakes and it never ceased to get raves.

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Two Blogs for your Consideration

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Caramelized Peach Tart for Two Blogs for Your Consideration

This week I have two blogs for your consideration.  Although not strictly baking and pastry blogs, when they do write about these subjects and they are always interesting.

Caramelized Peach Upside Cake and Brown Sugar Cookies with Buttercream are two blogs that crossed my email this week that  I’d like to share today.  Each one has a passionate, talented blogger behind them. Continue reading

Raspberry Mascarpone Tarte Tropezienne

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Raspberry Mascarpone TropezienneThere’s a marvelous story about how Tarte Tropezienne came about as told by Dorie Greenspan.  It’s worth the read and I encourage you to take a look.  However, I don’t use her recipe.  I use my Sixty Second Brioche which goes together so much faster without burning out the motor of your mixer. Continue reading