ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Velvet Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. Photo courtesy McCormick.   The popularity of red velvet cake has opened the doors for other brightly-colored cakes. Duncan Hines even has a seasonal line of “Velvet” mixes: Spring Velvets (pink and yellow layers), Summer Velvets (blue and red layers with white frosting for July 4th), Autumn Velvets (orange and brown…
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FOOD FUN: Green Tea Fortune Cookie Cake

At last: an idea to repurpose the fortune cookies that so many of us acquire from Chinese food take-out. This Green Tea layer cake is made by Baked NYC, one of the most popular bakeries in New York City. The cake has three almond white cake layers, frosted and filled with green tea buttercream. You…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Layer Cake Instead Of Pumpkin Pie

An impressive pumpkin layer cake. Photo and recipe courtesy Driscoll’s.   Few desserts are more impressive than a towering triple-layer cake. This beauty is paired with raspberries and brandied whipped cream. While Thanksgiving menus tend to favor pie (apple, mince, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato) rather than cake, if you set a fancy table, this cake…
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RECIPE: Halloween Or Thanksgiving Bundt Cake

The best seasonal bundt cake is a pumpkin bundt. Here are two versions, one for Halloween and one for Thanksgiving. You can use: A special Nordicware pumpkin bundt cake pan A single conventional bundt cake pan (for a shorter cake) Two conventional bundt cakes, to approximate the style of the specialty pumpkin bundt pan (it…
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RECIPE: No Bake Frozen Pineapple Cheesecake

Frozen, not baked. Photo courtesy SafeEggs.com.   Following up on yesterday’s review of the No Cook, No Bake Cookbook, we have a no cook, no bake dessert for you: Pineapple Cream Cheese Cake. It’s not from the cookbook. Rather, it’s the winner of the “No Bake Recipe Contest” sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs, pasteurized eggs…
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