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 – Chocolate-Ginger Marble Cake (Cake #9)

The ginger weaves its presence in and out like a vaguely motivated ghost, and the glaze adds a deep sweetness to a cake that wouldn’t be much to write home about otherwise.  More than that, it gives off a wonderful vibrant shine that calls the eye from any place in the room.  

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