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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!

Icoberry Torte

A recipe from a Star Trek cookbook, this was apparently a favorite of Sisko on DS9. Although we don’t have icoberries, we’ll get through somehow, and make a nice light cake with a layer of pie filling! Ingredients: 1 stick … Continue reading

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Layered Peanut Butter Bars

I was given a bag of peanut butter cookie mix recently. I mostly find peanut butter cookies dry and boring, but I guess Betty Crocker is ready for that, as they have a bunch of recipes to use their mixes … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and Everything Bars

Using up some leftover cream and a bag of caramels I’d randomly bought ages earlier, with good results! Ingredients: 1 11 ounce package of caramels 3 tablespoons cream 3/4 cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Tart

An extremely chocolatey, wonderfully smooth chocolate tart. Ingredients: Crust: 9 chocolate graham crackers (1 of 3 packages in the box I had), finely ground 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar Filling: 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 9 ounces … Continue reading

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Chocolate Snickerdoodles

It’s not often I see a new recipe I want to try and already have every single ingredient already, but this one fit the bill and I tried it immediately! These are fairly dense, delicious chocolate bites – 2 or … Continue reading

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Reindeer Poop

Why’s it gotta be called that? I don’t know… blame the internet? This is your quick, OH GOD I NEED A LAST MINUTE SNACK dessert type thing that’s quite simple to make. This requires melting white chocolate, which always goes … Continue reading

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Cranberry Petal Pie

A pie from a ’70s cookbook, which meant I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but it turned out to be simple, delicious, and kind of fun looking! Ingredients: 3 cups fresh cranberries 8 1/4 ounce can crushed pineapple … Continue reading

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Homemade Lofthouse Cookies

Clearly I’m a few holidays behind at this point in terms of decoration here, but we’re mostly concerned about flavor/texture so this recipe is good year-round! This recipe is from Bravetart, so has both the more accurate weight measurements, and … Continue reading

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Crockpot Cookie

A very thick cookie that I at first thought was good but nothing special, but then over the days of leftovers got more and more into, especially the crunchy edges! You can mix it up a bit by varying the … Continue reading

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Cranberry and Beef Strudel

Don’t forget later this week to use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make Black Friday Bread!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Is this the first time I’ve worked with phyllo dough? I think so. Do I still have 2/3 of a box in the freezer … Continue reading

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