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Cake is one of those things that no matter which way you cook it, it’s always going to end up being delicious. Whether it be cheesecake, chocolate cake, or confetti cake, you just can’t go wrong when making this all-time favorite dessert. German chocolate cake, however, is the crème de la crème of baked goods, particularly cakes. While we can all agree that German chocolate cake is delicious, not everyone seems to agree on proper…

If you want to make custard, but are missing one or two of the main ingredients, don’t worry! There are different ingredients that you can use to substitute for the main ingredient that the recipe calls for. You probably even have these substitutes at home already. When you are planning on making a recipe, but find out at the last minute that you do not have one or two of the ingredients that you need,…

Just about everyone can find a good occasion for cake. After all, cake is one of the most popular baked desserts that people all around the world enjoy, and it is also one of the most versatile ones as well. There are hundreds of different flavors you can incorporate into your cake, as well as countless different ways to bake the cake and even many ways that you can adjust and flavor the frosting. With…

Flour is the foundation of many baking recipes. The root of all baking failures is not measuring correctly. When you fail to aerate your flour, your measuring cup will contain more flour than if you had. This can lead to a complete baking catastrophe or your baked goods coming out too dry. Aerating flour is a simple task and should be completed before measuring. Aerating is not the same as sifting. As flour is aerated,…

It can generally go without saying that just about everyone loves being able to eat a good cupcake. There’s a lot of versatility that is involved with cupcakes that make them one of the world’s favorite quick desserts to make. From being able to change the content of the frosting of the cupcake to adding sprinkles, chocolate chips, and other additions, there are countless ways you can customize your cupcakes to be exactly what you…

Across the entirety of the Southern United States, there is nothing that is as much of a staple as cornbread is. Cornbread is a wonderful addition to any homely dinner and it can add a great taste when you are soaking up the rest of a leftover stew with a bit of cornbread. However, as with many things in life, it isn’t always easy to try and replicate the best cornbread that you have ever…

For whatever reasons may be personally affecting you, there may come a point in time where you do not have a standard oven in your kitchen. Rather than an oven and stove top combined into one appliance, some people may have a separate appliance that acts the same as a stovetop and a smaller oven, known as a toaster oven. Toaster ovens can be a wonderful way to save on space in the kitchen, but…

When it comes to making cookies, it can go without saying that there are countless different methods. From the flavor of the dough itself to the items that you can put inside the cookies, the possibilities are practically endless. With as many different ways to customize cookies to your liking as there are, you might begin to wonder if you could change even more fundamental aspects of the cookie. For example, most people know that…

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