Cake Recipes

Recipes for cakes

Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake for #BundtBakers

April 17, 2014
Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake | Magnolia Days

What do Easter, spring, lemons, flowers, seeds, a book, strawberries, and a salad have in common? They are all parts to the story behind this Strawberry Poppy Seed cake. It begins with a simple theme for the Bundt Bakers group; bake a cake for Easter or spring. Plowing through my cookbooks and cake recipes gave […]

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Merlot Cherry Cupcakes with Sweet White Frosting for #SundaySupper

March 23, 2014
Merlot Cherry Cupcakes with Sweet White Frosting | Magnolia Days

Once upon a time there was a box. It traveled across the country to arrive at my door. The box was ordinary on the outside. The contents are what made it extraordinary. Opening it revealed two bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards wine and a lovely note. The note included information on the wines and sparked […]

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Sweet Potato Pound Cake for #BundtBakers

March 20, 2014
Sweet Potato Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

A cloud of flour and spice filled the air. Speeding through the whisking process caused what would soon be a major dust layer on the kitchen counter. It did not end there. Haste also brought a splatter of butter and sugar on top of the flour. It was then a conscious effort was made to […]

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Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake for #SundaySupper

March 2, 2014
Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake | Magnolia Days

Chocolate and butter are melting over a simmering pot of water. The oven is on and a pan awaits batter. Cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and flour are on the counter by the pot. Across the kitchen on another counter are cream cheese and eggs warming up from their chill in the fridge. A mixer is positioned […]

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Chocolate Fudge Cake for #BundtBakers

February 20, 2014
Chocolate Fudge Cake | Magnolia Days

Warmth greets me as I walk out the door. Sunshine lands on my back and it feels like spring. Familiar sounds of frogs and birds come from the swamp. My hounds slowly walk through the yard sniffing almost every inch of the ground. It’s a spectacular day and such a difference from a few days […]

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Chocolate Kirsch Cupcakes #BakeWithGhirardelli

February 11, 2014
Chocolate Kirsch Cupcakes | Magnolia Days

Chocolate baking chips kicked off a major inspiration. One mention of them leads to a brainstorm of ideas. What flavor to enhance and pair well with dark 60% cacao chips? Cherry immediately came to mind. How to infuse cherry flavor to match the depth of the chocolate? Kirschwasser, a.k.a. cherry brandy, works wonderfully. Soon it […]

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Orange Cinnamon Pecan Cake for #BundtBakers

January 16, 2014
Orange Cinnamon Pecan Cake | Magnolia Days

The delightful scent of orange fills the air. It is released with a fine mist as the grater scrapes across the orange’s surface. Rubbing the grated zest into sugar releases even more aroma. It’s as if an orchard has suddenly grown in your kitchen. The fragrance is soon joined with that of cinnamon when coated […]

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Tangerine Yogurt Cake

December 10, 2013
Tangerine Yogurt Cake | Magnolia Days

Cake baking has a critical moment. You carefully measure your ingredients. Each one is added in the necessary order and with noted method. You whisk, cream, beat, stir, and pour the finished batter into the pan. Into the oven it goes and the room is soon filled with a delightful aroma. Just at the right […]

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Coconut Spice Cake

December 5, 2013
Coconut Spice Cake | Magnolia Days

Tropical delights brighten a dreary winter day. Coconut is quite popular during the holiday season. Perhaps it could be because the white flakes adorn the tops of confections like snow covering a landscape. It may possibly be because of tasting a something from the tropics brings warm memories to cold days. Or it could simply […]

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Coconut Cake – Guest Post at Cake Duchess

November 20, 2013
Coconut Cake | Magnolia Days

The holidays are filled with memories. Precious ones like a first Christmas for a couple or a child. Thrilling ones such as waking up to see Santa left you THE gift you wanted ever so much. Startling ones like awakening to the sound of a newly decorated tree crashing to the floor. Funny ones of […]

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