German Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

I wanted to recreate this extraordinary gazillion-layer, apricot-laced, chocolate-glazed torte for my son’s birthday.  I made it in my single years, when I had a lot more time on my hands.   I remember it being divine. The flavors and textures in this cake take you to a heavenly place.  It’s a 30 layer “layer […]

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Lemon Celebration Cake

When a birthday rolls around and it’s time to bake a cake, I am usually on pins and needles.  Will it turn out?  After all, a birthday cake isn’t an everyday dessert.  I’m usually baking the birthday cake the night before, or even the day of, so if it–dare I say–flops, then I am in […]

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