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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!

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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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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