Suzi's Blog

Tipsy Cornmeal Cake

Soft, delicate, subtle. Not this cake. If you want a cake with “texture” and “flavor” that bites you back, resists your bite, then here is a recipe for you. And, it’s one to absorb any leftover berries you might find before fall freezes us all. The cake uses equal amounts of cornmeal and all-purpose flour.…

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Mocha Tres Leches Cake

Our friends gave a dinner party last weekend and asked us for the Alpha and the Omega. For a Mexican-themed dinner, my role was to supply margaritas and dessert. We knew the main entry, pork shoulder cooked for hours with spices and chiles, would leave people with mouths ablaze. Suzen and I needed a dessert…

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Devil’s Food Cake from Retro Cakes and Cookies

  For Halloween, why not a Devil’s Food Cake. Chocolate. Rich. Tangy. Ah, but the devil is in the details. I know of no other cake recipe with such a diverse base of recipe alternatives. It’s a light, chocolate cake but getting to that end can mean many different combinations of ingredients and techniques are…

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake for Thanksgiving

Heresy is a word we rarely use these days. Now that burning at the stake is no longer a risk, we really don’t pay attention to the rabble rousers. There are fanatical types on the other side other planet but very few in Manhattan — I’m ignoring politics policy. Some people might consider me a…

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