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Holiday Idea: White Chocolate Coconut Cake from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Would you like a White Christmas? You can have one. You can bake one up. All you need is some white chocolate, some coconut, and some happy time in your kitchen. This magnificent cake is from Sweet by Valerie Gordon. On the outside, there is a white chocolate buttercream frosting. On the inside, there is…

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Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

There are exceptions to every rule. I have a rule: never mix fruit and chocolate. Black Forest Cake? Please I hate it. I like fruit, I am addicted to chocolate, but the combination, for me, is ghastly. And then there is this cake. On your store shelves are those boxes of Famous Chocolate Wafers by…

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Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Blueberry Cake from The Weekend Baker

Here is a weekend treat distinguished by two things: a baking technique that may be quite new to you and a cake with intensified richness from lots of butter, sugar, and sour cream. Not to mention those blueberries. The technique matter here is that the blueberries are added part way through the cooking, not at…

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Pistachio and Lemon Cake from World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey

Suzen and I first posted this recipe last year. We've returned to the recipe again, and gotten a better picture in the process. This is an elegant dessert for any time of the year but the combination of pistachios and lemon makes it very refreshing on a summer evening. Take this to the table before…

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