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Whiskey Loaf Cake

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Cakes | 0 comments

When a colleague presented me with a mini bottle of whiskey from a trip to Scotland, I wasn’t sure what to do with it.

Whiskey Loaf Cake

I’d pretty much gone off whiskey since a bad drinking experience in my early 20s (lots of puke, suffice to say), so I certainly wasn’t going to drink it. So I did what I always do — stick it in cake. (The whiskey, not the puke, of course.)

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Basics #18: Rolling Out Dough

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Basics | 0 comments

This one’s an easy tip: Use baking paper to help you roll out dough.

Baking Paper

Simply place your dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll out your dough.

I love this tip because it prevents you from adding unnecessary amounts of flour to the dough.

And if you’re trying to transfer rolled-out dough into a pie tin, the baking paper helps loads. You just have to peel off one paper, flip the dough into the tin, and peel off the other side of paper.

(Plastic clingfilm works just as well too, by the way.)

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Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Icing

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Cakes, Chocolate | 0 comments

C’mon, chocolate-chip cookie dough slathered all over cake. Need I say more?

Cookie Dough Icing

Here’s how to make this ridiculously heavenly icing.

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Strawberry Cake

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Cakes | 0 comments

Summer’s almost over. For me, that means strawberries are going to get a lot more expensive. So here’s one last recipe to celebrate the summer (affordable) strawberry.

Strawberry Cake

This recipe is adapted from Cake Boss (“baaaws”). I thought it was an interesting recipe because it used two kinds of fat (oil and butter), as well as strawberries in two forms (jammed and fresh).

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Dairy-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Cakes, Muffins & Other Quick Breads | 0 comments

I always make a carrot cake around this time of the year, only because it’s my sister’s birthday and that’s her favourite cake. (Here are the 2012 and 2013 cakes.)

Carrot & Pineapple Cake

This year, I decided to change things up a bit and add some pineapple to the cake. A big plus about the pineapple is that I can leave out any dairy from the recipe as the pineapple keeps everything moist while adding a nice tropical tang.

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