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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!

Homemade Frosty

It’s Wendy’s, without the nightmare of ‘leaving your own home’! This recipe actually makes enough to fill my Cuisinart ice cream maker twice, which is either a good thing or a hassle depending on your mood (=if you’ve already tasted … Continue reading

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Pluot Cobbler

Pluots are easily my favorite fruit, so today we’re saying nuts to peach cobbler, and swapping pluots in instead! Filling: 10 pluots cut into thin slices 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Lemon Ice-Box Cake

Same general concept as an eclair cake, this is an easy dessert to throw together the day before, and then feed a crowd with something sweet and tart and delicious! Ideally you’re eating it with a bunch of friends and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Snacking Cake

A tasty summery cake that comes together comes together pretty quickly. Because you’re mixing sliced strawberries with some sugar to start with, I thought I could get away with buying frozen sliced strawberries with sugar – this turns out to … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Cake

A moist vanilla cake that stayed good over a week while I worked through the leftovers alone. Ingredients: Cake: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Bacon/Leek/Cheddar Braid

A big ol’ bread, full of tasty things! Ingredients: Filling: 1/2 pound bacon white and light green part of three leeks, thinly sliced and washed well 8 ounces sharp cheddar, grated or sliced into chunks 10 leaves sage, thinly sliced … Continue reading

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Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes

The recipe I was looking at for this used both oven and stove for ages, and it was almost 90 this weekend so…nope, crock pot time! The transition worked just fine, and made a very tasty meal! There is, however, … Continue reading

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Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli

Unusual for me to use tofu, but this way it turns out with crispy edges that are good, and the sauce to put on top is great! It looks like a ton of steps, with all the chunks of ingredients, … Continue reading

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Vermont Cheddar Bread

Another one from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day, so it’s simple and doesn’t require kneading, just stirring! The recipe makes 4 loaves, slightly less than 1 pound each. Ingredients: 3 cups warm water 1 tablespoon granulated … Continue reading

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Gooey Butter Cake

A simple but real easy cake that’s actually better a few days after baking, when the gooey-ness really sets in. Ingredients: 1 box yellow pudding-in-mix cake mix (my supermarket no longer has any mixes that mention pudding, I just got … Continue reading

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