My Orange Birthday Cake

Aug 08

My Orange Birthday Cake

Use whatever orange juice you have – fresh or from the carton. If you have a fresh orange or two, zest them and add the zest to the cake batter and frosting for a bigger orange flavor. If not, don’t worry, as this cake is still delish with carton orange juice. For the garnish, cut two thin […]

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Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Mar 10

Maple Nut Coffee Cake

My mother always told me imitation was a fine form of flattery. And now I’ve figured out an even finer form – when someone bakes your recipes and then feels comfortable enough with them to change up the ingredients to suit their own tastes. That’s what Betty Minton of Princeton, WV, did after she baked […]

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Nov 09

School Morning Waffles

Mornings are frantic at our house when school is in session. Luring the children from their warm beds, getting breakfast on the table, and locating missing shoes and math homework is exhausting.

Nov 08

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, as seen in the New York Times

Try this variation on an old favorite. With the addition of banana flavoring and a cream cheese frosting, it’s a knockout!


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The Cake Mix Doctor

The Cake Mix Doctor

The Cake Mix Doctor is in! And the prescription is simple: By doctoring up packaged cake mix with just the right extras, even the least experienced baker can turn out luscious signature desserts, time after time.

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Anne's Cake Mix

Anne’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

Anne’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

Put on your favorite apron, plug in the mixer, and get ready to bake some memories. I've dreamed of creating a yellow cake mix that gets its color from butter and eggs, not artificial colors, and its scent from Madagascar vanilla.

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