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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!

Honey Graham Bread

A veeeery slightly sweet bread with a super soft middle, I’m pretty in love with this one. I’m not sure it’s strong enough for smearing particularly sturdy spreads, but it’d be perfect for a turkey and cheese sandwich, and it’s … Continue reading

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Apple Graham Coffee Cake Muffins

When your friend at a mill gives you some special flour, it’s time to get googling for recipes! The problem with the original recipe I turned up for unbolted/graham flour was that it was 12 muffins, which turned out so … Continue reading

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(Triple) Maple Cinnamon Cupcakes

I hope you’re ready to lean hard into maple flavored things today! I got a stuffed cupcake cookbook from my Secret Santa, and it doesn’t mess around! This is going to seem like a huge ingredient list, but you use … Continue reading

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Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Blueberry Compote

A bright lemon-glazed cornmeal cake paired with an easy fruit compote makes for a cheery (probably summery?) dessert. Ingredients: Cake: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal (I used our pink stuff from work!) 3/4 cup sugar 3 … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Bundt

A chocolate chip bundt cake with a chocolate topping? Sign me up! A little bit towards dense on the dense vs fluffy scale, and quite enjoyable. I thought it might be a good idea to ‘flour’ the bundt pan using … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Donut Cake

A moist and very apple-y cake! Good for this time of year for sure. Ingredients: Cake: 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 1/2 cups apple cider 1/2 cup milk, at … Continue reading

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Cookie Dough-filled Pretzel Sandwiches

A perfect party snack, these are a delicious combo of cookie dough, salty pretzels, and the all-important choco-coat. How could you go wrong? And to make sure everything stays right, you start off by toasting the flour, if not the … Continue reading

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Korean Beef Bowls

Tasty marinated ground beef with some veggies for healthiness sake, and rice because what’s a meal without carbs? You can use a wide variety of vegetables to suit your preference, but thinly cut/shredded/spiralized ones are the way to go both … Continue reading

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Avgolemono

A rich, creamy, lemony soup that I quite enjoyed! This one’s from a cookbook that’s all recipes from different mystery writers, and this recipe was submitted by J. T. Ellison, who I’m not actually familiar with! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra … Continue reading

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Sweet Cornbread

I’m always on the lookout for a cornbread recipe that’s similar to supermarket bakery cornbread, with the lightly sweet, sticky top. This is by far the closest I’ve gotten, and is definitely a keeper! I used cornmeal from the Jimmy … Continue reading

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