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November 11, 2015

Grenadian Spice Cake

This cake is not a sweet cake. It features the spices and uses sautéed sweetened fruit as a topping to add the sweetness most people expect when they are eating a dessert.

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August 18, 2015

UT Baking Class continues

What fun we had baking amazing biscuits and cakes. You've heard the saying, "third time's the charm"... well this was no exception. This was the third baking class and each time the class participants did an amazing job.


Here are a few of the highlights from class.

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April 06, 2015

Basic Cake Recipe

From this basic cake recipe we'll create 4 outstanding cakes from scratch

Basic Cake with Vanilla Frosting
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Grenache
Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting
Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

Any of the cakes can be made into two-9 inch rounds, Bundt, or 9x13 sheet cake but the baking times will vary.
Learn how we did it!

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Baking 101 Cooking Class

In this creative hands on baking class the students learned how to bake the old fashioned way. We took my granny's basic biscuit recipe and turned it into cheese biscuits, sundried tomato biscuits, and even scones.


Then we took a Basic Cake recipe and created four different cakes just by adding a few ingredients like chocolate, nuts, apples and lemon.

Basic Cake with Vanilla Frosting
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Grenache
Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting
Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

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February 08, 2015

Foolproof New York Cheesecake

This recipe takes time but it's totally worth it. Plan ahead and make the cheesecake the day before serving to allow plenty of time for chilling.

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February 24, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Upside Down Cake

I've used the original Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe to make several different recipes. The apple is my favorite. Using a tart apple like Granny Smith is best with the brown sugar, gives it a sweet, tart flavor.

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November 06, 2013

Coconut Cake with Rich Coconut Icing

If you've ever wanted to make fluffy white icing this is the recipe for you. It is fast, simple and fabulous. The presentation is beautiful with this coconut cake.

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July 13, 2013

Sweet Corn Cake with Blueberry-Lavender Compote

The lavender will infuse into the syrup creating a wonderful flavor. Double the recipe and use it to sweeten tea, lemonade or for making mojitos.
The blue berries and yellow corn create colors that look amazing when plated with the corn cake.

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July 03, 2012

Red Wine Cake

"What?!! You put wine in a cake?" That's what everyone asks and the answer is always the same, "yes, and it is delicious"

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July 02, 2012

Red Velvet Cake

I think the best part of the cake is the cream cheese frosting; makes up for the most difficult part- getting the cake the right color of red. Use more food coloring as needed and try a paste for best results.

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March 11, 2012

Lemon cheesecake with candied lemon zest

The creamy texture of this cheesecake will remind you of lemon mousse. It’s light, fluffy and luscious.

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January 07, 2012

Gingerbread cake with Blueberry Sauce

This full of flavor, not calories recipe will make the dieting blues go away. Cooking Light magazine.

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December 08, 2011

Shortbread Coffee Cake

The buttery crumb mixture provides a cookie like crust for this cake. It can be enjoyed as a breakfast cake with coffee or as a dessert or snack with a big glass of milk.

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July 11, 2011

Fresh Apple Cinnamon Cake with Vanilla Cream Sauce

This is one of my mom’s recipes. Because my family loved this cake, I made it and entered it in a cooking contest during my college days. It came in second place. I later added the glaze and cinnamon vanilla cream sauce; it would have taken first with this addition!

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April 29, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Genoise with Grand Marnier and Ganache

A genoise is a rich, moist cake used for many elegant presentations. Serve for special occasions or enjoy anytime because every day should be special.

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