Southern Traditions: Jam Cake

In the dead of winter when fresh berries are hard to come by, the Southern classic “Jam Cake” is a cake I just had to try.  Aside from just plain “Jam Cake,” I’ve seen it called Tennessee Jam Cake and Kentucky Jam Cake.  The cake was apparently a favorite of President Andrew Jackson, as author […]

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Sticky Toffee Bundt Pudding

This Christmas season, I ventured a out of my comfort zone and set out to investigate new Christmas treats.  Baking a British “Christmas Cake” (a cake with a fruit  cake base) was tempting, but I’ve been short on time lately, so I’m saving that project for next Christmas.  Then I arrived at Sticky Toffee Pudding.  […]

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Pumpkin-Chocolate Bundt Cake

I have a recurring fascination with pumpkin.  Some varieties can grow to be huge.  And the smallest varieties are just plain cute.  I have been to local fall festivals where tons of post-Halloween pumpkins that have been thrown away get to participate in the annual “pumpkin drop” and “pumpkin toss.”   Statistics from the USDA show that in […]

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Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

When fall rolls around, pumpkins catapult to the top of the ingredients list–at least for baking.  No matter what critics say about the overuse of the American pumpkin-spice mixture, it is a brilliant combination of flavors, and I never tire of it.  It wouldn’t be fall without it.  Nor would pumpkin bread.  The kids never […]

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