Making Martha’s Cakes – Easy, No Butter Chocolate Cake (Cake #13)

This is a great cake for a young person who doesn’t have a lot of experience baking. Not having to use butter and eggs keeps the entire situation a little tidier. Mom or dad can handle the ganache, while the little ones whisk the wet and dry ingredients togethers. Everyone can play a part, and the kid will feel like a real champ when this baby comes out to the dining room table.

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Making Martha’s Cakes – Devil’s Food Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting (Cake #11)

Michael and I agree: Martha Stewart’s Devil’s Food Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting is the best cake I’ve made from Martha’s book so far.  Not only was this devil’s food cake a rich, decadent, mile-high mountain of fudge-flavor-moistness, there was an extra flavor boost that sprung out of a frosting fail.

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Season of the Cookie: Martha Stewart’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Does anyone out there know why certain foods taste better the second day?  Spaghetti, chili, lasagna, soups, stews and dips usually all seem to benefit from a day or so in the fridge, don’t they?   That was definitely the case with these peanut butter and jelly bars.  

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