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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!

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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Peanut Butter, Apple, and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s a lot going on in these cookies, but you know all those flavors go together, and you probably already have everything in your pantry/fridge, so… go for it. You’ll be happy you did. Ingredients: 1 stick unsalted butter, room … Continue reading

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Smooth Vegetable Sauce

A pretty terrible name, right? Graham Kerr’s Kitchen is all about basic sauces, that can be adapted in a zillion different ways with a zillion different flavors, and that are intended to reduce calories. This sauce can be made with … Continue reading

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Korean Chicken Wings

Spicy wings, hooray! The original recipe for these called for frying the wings – I super hate frying, so baked instead, which produces wings that are much better the second day than fried ones would be anyway. Because, without a … Continue reading

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Wax Bean Chowder

Simple, filling, and it’s got vegetables so you can count it has healthy. Remember early enough in the day to make some crusty bread, and you’ve got a good thing going! Ingredients: 2 slices of bacon, diced (rather than getting … Continue reading

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Caramel Corn Brownies

I object to the fact that my supermarket only had caramel corn with nuts in it, but even with that massive setback to start with, these are gooood. Tremendous amounts of chocolate, brownies that actually hold together, and caramel corn … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake

Salty-sweet caramel apple topping on a cake with a shockingly light, wonderful texture. You do have to refrigerate leftovers, which feel more dense after refrigeration, but it’s still fantastic! Definitely one worth repeating. Ingredients: Topping: 3 apples, peeled, cored, and … Continue reading

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Freezer Breakfast Burritos

I really like breakfast burritos, but hadn’t had one in…maybe 12 years?? Weird. Time to fix that, in a way that has them available whenever you ‘need’ one! You cook the insides of these, and then have to let everything … Continue reading

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