Blackberry Jam-Filled Doughnut Bundt Cake

Blackberry Jam Filled Doughnut Bundt Cake

“Did you ever suck the jelly out of a jelly doughnut and then fill it with chocolate swirl ice cream?” Fatso, written by Anne Bancroft Nobody told me there’d be doughnuts. In addition to clusterfucktastic traffic on sprawling freeway roads connecting neighborhoods, Mexican food in vast abundance that ranges from the gloppy-melty-guacamole to the authentic sublime in small… 

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Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb

There isn’t any rhubarb in California. At least, none that I could find in Los Angeles in June. In Maine, this time of year, you literally can’t give rhubarb away. You can, but it will come back to you threefold. Sometimes you find it under your pillow; when someone shakes your hand you walk away… 

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Parsnip Spice Cake

Parsnip Spice Cake

There’s no need to scoff at parsnip cake, like certain husbands did. It may not have rainbow layers or funfetti or an animated character airbrushed in icing but it’s super moist, homespun, and perfect for breakfast or an after-school snack. I was going to make one for Violet’s birthday next week, but Malcolm made me feel like… 

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Rum Raisin Icing

Pumpkin Spice Cake

If you’re going to make this cake (and you should), you need some advance warning. Perhaps you’re a better person than I am and always read through a recipe all the way before embarking upon it. I think we learned about this in seventh grade home economics, or that meeting with financial aid at the ending of… 

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Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

Today, in Maine, it is the most spectacular pre-fall day. Fifty-nine degrees, high blue sky. I turned on the heat in the Jeep, rolled down the windows, turned up NPR and we drove all over doing errands and walking the dog along sidewalked streets looking at houses and porches, dreaming and making plans, and feeling… 

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