Monthly Archives: December 2012

Lemon Chiffon Cake

SugaryWinzy Lemon Chiffon Cake

Cold weather and dry air seem to favor chiffon cakes as whipped egg whites seem to hold better when it’s cold.  So I tend to make chiffon cakes in the fall and winter.  I’ll make this lemon chiffon cake again when it gets warmer, just to see if humidity really is a factor.

 

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Chocolate and Cinnamon Raisin Cake

SugaryWinzy Chocolate Cinnamon Raisin Cake

 

I thought I would explore combining the flavors of chocolate and cinnamon in one recipe, but in separate layers.  I wanted to save time and not have to bake two different cakes.  I started out with a small batch then went on to adjust the proportions to make this cake. Continue reading

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Delicious Date Bars

SugaryWinzy Delicious Date Bars

Here’s another option that’s quick and easy to bake for the holidays, or any time of the year.  The first option was this recipe for holiday cookies in my previous post.  I tested this recipe for delicious date bars twice in a row.  The first time was great and very flavorful.  But the texture was more like that of coffee cake, which wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted something more compact and less airy, just like a cookie bar.  So I made some adjustments by reducing the flour, adding a little more dates and making a few more minor tweaks here and there.  The result… well, I’ll just say the recipe requires no further adjustments.  To put it plainly, these date bars are delicious. Continue reading

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Chocolate Cookie Cups

SugaryWinzy Chocolate Cookie Cups

Multi-tasking is very much key to a hectic life.  We multi-task at work, at home and pretty much everywhere else; why even our gadgets have to be multi-taskers and be able to do things other than the main function for which they were originally purchased.  Well, this recipe for chocolate cookie cups is a multi-tasker too, of sorts.  It’s actually chocolate cookie dough baked in a non-stick mini muffin pan.  Once baked, it can be presented in any number of ways. Continue reading

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House Bundt Cake

SugaryWinzy House Bundt Cake

I’ve had this house bundt pan for months now, and I finally got a chance to use it for the first time.  This is a chocolate marble cake which is the same recipe as this earlier cake I made, but I’ve included the recipe here anyway for quick reference.

I’m so excited about this holiday season.  December seems to be the happiest and most fun time of the year. Continue reading

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