Category Archives: Cake

Instant Gratification from France

I don’t like the taste of cake mix. There’s something metallic about it that spoils the flavor for me. Plus, how much time does it actually save to use a mix, given that you have to add liquid, egg, and … Continue reading

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Banana Layer Cake to Portland — Script to LA

Heading to LA so it’s time to pull out the tooth-whitening kit and finish my script (yikes!). Both are painful but only the tooth kit will leave lingering sensitivity. I hope. I don’t hate LA, in fact, I like it. … Continue reading

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Dairy-Free Cheesecake — Take 1

My mother’s cheesecake recipe, which to be fair, was really some other academic wife’s recipe that has a long, “you will die if you reveal this recipe” story connected to it that I’m not supposed to tell, is the best … Continue reading

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Travel Back in Time to Pacifica, CA

This weekend we visited Pacifica, a nearby beach town that is stuck in the 1980s. How do I know? You have to go yourself to see what I mean, but it’s the kind of town where you can still get … Continue reading

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Vegan “Buttercream” Frosting Take Two

Yes, I did have to make frosting to make those “low sugar” muffins taste right. I give. But what are New Year’s resolutions if not there to be broken? I’m still working off some vanilla coconut milk so I used … Continue reading

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Sublime Vegan Chocolate Frosting

That’s right I said it. Sublime. There’s no point in eating chocolate frosting unless it’s going to be wildly delicious. It’s simply not a nutritious food — at all — so it had better provide pure pleasure. I’m not OK … Continue reading

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Hungarian Chocolate Torte Strikes Again

A reader just baked the torte for a dinner party and was thrilled to report, that in spite of not having baked in 10 years, her torte was the hit of the evening! Here it is: I like the whole … Continue reading

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