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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!

Root Vegetable Crumble

A few months ago my (gluten-free) mother offered to buy me a cookbook she’d heard about, by some famous bread bakery lady. Who would say no to that? I’ve made a few things from the book so far that I … Continue reading

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Churro Bars

The blog where I first saw this recipe called it churro brownies, but can something without chocolate count as a brownie?? I’m not convinced. This is its own tasty cinnamon-y thing, no need to add confusion! Ingredients: 8 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

A tasty honey/cinnamon mess that comes together easily and wins over even the skeptical! Ingredients: 2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Mexican vanilla if you’ve got it) 2 … Continue reading

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Oreo Cheesecake

This cheesecake’s lighter than expected, while still being rich, creamy, and delicious. It’s also…enormous. Nearly comes to the top of a 9″ springform! I think you could do this in a 10″ and even have enough crust to not need … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Pie

Somehow after a year and a half I’ve noticed that my library has a monthly cookbook potluck thing, where everyone makes a dish from the same cookbook and brings it. This month’s book was Bring It, a potluck-focused book. This … Continue reading

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Kentucky Butter Cake

This is a super simple cake with fancy-cake flavor. It’s kind of surprisingly filling, if you somehow eat a slice for breakfast, and has a crispy sugar layer that’s hard to resist! Ingredients: Cake: 1 cup butter, room temperature and … Continue reading

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Fudge with Salted Caramel and Chips

Chocolate and caramel go together, and sweet and salty go together, so this whole combination going on here? It’s good. I made these as a gift, but gave a couple to various coworkers who enjoyed them muchly as well! Ingredients: … Continue reading

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