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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!

Country Sweet-Sour Cabbage

One for MaryKate maybe, who actually likes chopping cabbage! A good slightly sweet (fruit and) veggie side dish you can feel healthy enough while eating. Perfect! Ingredients: 2 apples, cored and peeled 1 onion 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening 1/2 medium … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Slice

I’d never heard of apple slice before, but it’s apparently just a huge slab of apple pie, so we’re off to a good start. The traditional version has crushed corn flakes in it, but this recipe (smartly) uses Cinnamon Toast … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Pie

Some British comedian I like was on a morning show a few weeks ago, and shared a clip in which someone mentioned corned beef pie. I had to try that immediately, got the ingredients the very next day, and really, … Continue reading

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Gourd Soup

I love butternut squash, and I love bread, and this recipe manages to get delicious bread-i-ness into a healthy squash soup. Perfect! It’s a historic recipe, shared by Old Sturbridge Village, which is fun. I believe they’re cooking in a … Continue reading

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Cheesecake Cookies

Extremely soft, simple, cookies that are realistically more a nice vanilla than cheesecake flavored. Whatever it is, it’s still a good flavor! Ingredients: 8 ounces full fat cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 1/4 cup granulated … Continue reading

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Chocolate Buckwheat Cake

Last year at work we grew buckwheat for the first time. We brought it to a historic mill at the neighboring Metropark system, and just last week got back the first batch of buckwheat flour! This is the first thing … Continue reading

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Pineapple Filled Jelly Roll

A big fluffy roll full of delicious! Why not?! It uses a regular sized jelly roll pan, which was what I was going for after seeing several cake recipes that would have required buying a new pan. Ingredients: Pineapple Filling: … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Bundt

This bundt came out great! It’s not particularly tart, or anything else that really comes to mind with buttermilk, it’s just…cake flavored. Good cake flavored? It doesn’t feel heavy, but it is dense enough that I’ve been feeling satisfied after … Continue reading

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Moravian Sugar Cake

A really light, poofy cake with a crunchy sugar top! I brought this into work and 1 person had 3 pieces and then asked me to bring in more! Ingredients: 2 packages active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (110-115) … Continue reading

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Pineapple Crumb Cake

We’re making a bit of a mess here today, but not too bad, and for worthwhile results! A pineapple right-side-up cake, because who needs flipping?! This should in theory be cooked in a 10″ cast iron skillet, but if you … Continue reading

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