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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!

Oatmeal Maple Bread

It’s been a long time since I’ve made a new(-to-me) bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Long enough, actually, that they’ve come out with The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day! I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprout Kimchi

Kimchi is most often cabbage based, and what are brussels sprouts but cute mini cabbages? This way you can skip a whole lot of chopping, though, which is perfect for me! Ingredients: 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 cups water 4 … Continue reading

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Creamy Brazilian Cornmeal Cake

Cornmeal cake with a sort of custard center. I’m not always into this texture, but this time it works for me. This cake is apparently commonly eaten at breakfast and with afternoon coffee, plus it makes a good dessert. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Twix Blondies

Some very beefy blondies full of one of the best candy bars – these are an extremely pleasant treat! Even better, they only take one bowl to mix together! Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups light brown sugar 3 … Continue reading

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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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