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 – Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Cake #7)

This is a moist, rich and velvety cake, perfect for my friend Juliet’s birthday. I added some candy roses and sprinkles to the top, and some macarons to the sides to push it over the top, as all birthday cakes for people you love should be.

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Making Martha’s Cakes – Two-Colored Squash Loaf Cake (Cake #6)

Now that I’ve made it, I can tell you that even though it’s not going to end up one of my favorites, Michael absolutely adored this cake.  When I asked him to describe his thoughts on the cake with 5 words, here’s where he went:

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