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Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd Filling

My dad is a really wonderful guy. He is gregarious, helpful, and fun-loving.  He enjoys cold beer, shrimp cocktail, and hot dogs. He is easy to please and maybe that’s why I love making his birthday cake each year!  (Check out the Root Beer Iced Vanilla Cake I made in 2008 and the […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Rich Chocolate Frosting

These cupcakes are rich and delicious! Chocolate Cupcakes:  (I used the Flour Bakery recipe.) 2 ounces chocolate (you can use unsweetened or semisweet) 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter 1/3 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla […]

Boston Cream Pie (Cake)

My dad’s favorite dessert is Boston Cream Pie.  When my mom asked me to make a cake for his birthday, my brain went crazy with ideas but I kept coming back to Boston Cream Pie.  It is his favorite, after all!  I had never made a […]

The Flour Bakery Cookbook

  (Above: With Joanne Chang in the bustling Flour kitchen.) As some of you know, over the past weeks I have been a recipe testing intern for Joanne Chang, owner of Flour Bakery and Myers & Chang.  If you haven’t heard of Flour Bakery (there is one in […]