Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Bourbon and Pecans

Andrea Meyers - Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

Mardi Gras king cakes make a festive centerpiece for any Mardi Gras celebration. The traditional cake is made from a soft yeast dough that is risen, rolled, and often filled with cream cheese, fruit, or a pecan praline mixture. Many people have fun celebrating Mardi Gras, even if they don’t go to New Orleans, but…

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The Daring Bakers Make Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake)

The Daring Bakers Make Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake) - Andrea Meyers

The Daring Bakers got all festive this month and tackled the traditional Yule Log (aka Buche de Noel). Our beloved founders Lisa and Ivonne chose this challenge for us all, and it was a big challenge for me on several levels: marzipan, because I’ve never done it and I’m not an artist; genoise, because it…

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The Daring Bakers Make Bostini Cream Pie

Chocolate. Custard. Cake. Three of my favorite things all wrapped in one delicious dessert. Each part is simple and enjoyable on it’s own, but together the parts form a perfect whole. For the October Daring Bakers challenge, Mary of Alpineberry chose this dessert that she enjoys at Scala’s Bistro in San Francisco but had never…

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

We’ve posted photos of some of the birthday cakes we make for our family, but we’ve never really mentioned what type of cake we make, so it’s high time we remedy that situation. Our favorite cake flavor is chocolate, and we’ve been using a recipe from Hershey’s for a sour cream chocolate cake that is…

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