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Desserts: Cakes & Cupcakes

Here’s my collection of cakes and cupcakes, some old family recipes and some new favorites – there’s a little something for almost any occasion whether it’s just for family, for birthdays or for special occasions. I hope you’ll find something you like.

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layer cakes

 

 

 

 

 

down home faves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

perfect for potlucks

 

 

 

 

 

fun for a dinner party or holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

individual chocolate sumpins

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Every spring I hafta make this coffee cake and this is not just any old coffee cake, it’s my Rhubarb Coffee Cake with a Vanilla Streusel and to top it all off, a Vanilla Sauce. Did you get all that? It’s a one, two, three punch of sweet tart goodness.

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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Raspberry Filled Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is often thought of as the day we celebrate our sweetheart. Flowers, chocolate, cards and cupcakes are all appropriate. Yeah, see how I worked that Cupcake in? Slick, huh? In my defense, this is a Raspberry Filled Cupcake topped with Carlee’s White Chocolate Buttercream. It’s not to be missed.

Raspberry filled Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
Raspberry filled Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

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Toffee Bar Cake

Gosh I love chocolate, but caramelly goodness comes a close second. It doesn’t matter what form that caramel taste comes in, but one of my faves is English Toffee. Especially my Aunt Ginny’s English Toffee, but if I can’t have that, I’ll settle for a Heath or a Skor…you won’t have to twist my arm.

Toffee Bar Cake
Toffee Bar Cake

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Quick Old-Fashioned Pear Cake

There’s something about a simple cake that just warms the cockles of my heart. This one is very straight-forward in flavor – just cake and lovely pear. You could add a whisper of almond, if you’d like.

Old-Fashioned Pear Cake
Old-Fashioned Pear Cake

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Orange Apricot Snack Cake

I’ve been going nuts over a Midwest Living magazine this summer and you’ll see more recipes inspired from them in the coming days and weeks. This recipe, Orange Apricot Snack Cake, was inspired by their Vanilla Orange Snack Cake and is so much more than it sounds!

Orange Apricot Snack Cake
Orange Apricot Snack Cake

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Aunt Mary’s Angel Food Cake

Images. They can be seared into our consciousness in a heartbeat, so intensely that it seems they can never be forgotten. Riots, shootings, protests. Senseless death. It can all be a bit much. Overwhelming. Positive images can do the same thing, and I think we need more of them.

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and a Mock Mascarpone Filling

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