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fig cake

Fig Cake Recipe (Gluten Free and Vegan)

It’s fig season, which means it’s time for a glorious fig cake. What makes a great fig cake? In our book, the characteristics include: 1) tastes great; 2) looks great; and 3) everyone can enjoy it. We’ve got the first two more or less figured out, but for the third one, we decided that it […]

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currant

Rosewater Currant Cake From 1678

This rosewater currant cake must have been extremely popular in 1678, because the recipe was labeled simply, “To Make The Best Cake That Ever Was Eaten.” With a description like that, you just have to try it. We came across this recipe at a gathering sponsored by UCLA’s Clark Library along with culinary historian Marissa […]

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cranberry ginger parsnip cake

Cranberry Ginger Parsnip Cake from ‘Everyday Dorie’

Parsnips – in a cake?!? Yes, parsnip cake is a thing, and yes, you are going to love it. We were fortunate to receive a copy of the new cookbook by Dorie Greenspan called Everyday Dorie. (You may remember Dorie as the author of our favorite Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies.) And while we love […]

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jackfruit

Ooey-Gooey Jackfruit Upside Down Cake Recipe

So you have a giant jackfruit, and you want to prove to your friends just how amazingly delicious jackfruit can be? That’s when it’s time to make this rich and sweet Ooey-Gooey Jackfruit Upside Down Cake. In general, a jackfruit upside down cake is based on the idea that jackfruit is similar to pineapple in […]

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chocolate zucchini bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Summer Zucchini Excess

Zucchini is one of those garden crops that, if it’s going to succeed, will probably succeed beyond your wildest dreams. In fact, if you know anyone else with a garden, you’re probably getting an offer of free zucchini right around now. Now if you have a bumper crop of zucchini, you’re probably thinking about sauteeing […]

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apple pumpkin cake

Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Sometimes your kids have great ideas, without you even realizing. That’s basically the story behind this Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting. Long story short: Kid came up with the idea; described it to me; I told him it didn’t sound like it would work; he wanted to make it anyway… it turned out great. […]

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