December 30, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
I have to go on the record as saying my hands did not touch this cake except to eat it. It was Christmas morning. I wasn’t feeling well. I had barely slept through the night and then I slept till almost 10am – something I haven’t done on Christmas morning since maybe I was a teenager. My mom made this cake. I supervised. And by supervised I mean I screamed, “WAIT! This is one of my weekly cakes, I have to photograph it!” while she finished the assembly. (more…)
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October 6, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
We’ve all been in this position before. You’re home. You want some cake, but you don’t want to deal with the burden of a whole cake lurking in the kitchen. Cupcake? Nahh. Try mug cake! Have you heard of mug cake? A simple Google search or a browse through Pinterest will reveal single serving recipes of carrot cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cake, you name it. (more…)
Category 52 Cakes | Tags: chocolate,cinnamon,coffee cake,mug cake,pecan | 2 Comments
February 5, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
It dawned on me after making this cake that the rules I set up for this project don’t really allow for me to take time to perfect a recipe. Because if the rules did allow me to perfect a recipe, this would be a recipe I’d want to perfect.
I made this cake on a weeknight so I was looking for something quick and easy and I figured coffee cake would be a nice breakfast treat to have around. I looked up some recipes and found this one, but then took a good deal of creative license, adding Kahlua (you know, ’cause it’s coffee cake), buttermilk, and cake flour and doubling the crumb topping. I also baked in a springform pan, which also wasn’t in the original directions. (more…)
Category 52 Cakes | Tags: coffee cake,Kahlua,springform pan | 1 Comment
February 1, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
Here’s a sneak peek of this week’s cake. It will be known as the mediocre coffee cake. Stay tuned for what made it mediocre.
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