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Try mixing in brown sugar and pecans with your pound cake for a fun and new twist on the original.
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Chocolate Beet Pudding Cake
Beets are a contradiction. When pulled out of the ground, they look like unappetizing, dirty round lumps. But when you cut one open, the intense purple-red color is almost shockingly beautiful. Beets are very healthy and highly versatile; you can eat them in soups and salads, roasted, sautéed, and fried... you can even use them in a cake! I used roasted beets for this recipe, and the result was a moist, reddish-brown cake that has a pudding-like texture when served warm. If you cannot wrap your mind around the notion of eating beets in a cake, feel free to substitute applesauce for a tamer, if less thrilling, snack cake. — Lea Hendry Valle, Sweet Paleo.
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coffee cake
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Add some unique pastry to the breakfast table when you serve this Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake. It’s made with Hood Sour Cream, which means a more flavorful cake with less crumbs left behind on your plate. Enjoy with a warm cup of coffee for the full experience. For more delicious seasonal recipes visit Hood.com.We only drink coffee for the cake. Recipe courtesy of Hood.Serve this Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake from Hood at your next dinner party.
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S’more Cake
“Toasted marshmallow makes my heart race. It’s the ultimate indulgence to have an entire cake coated in toasted marshmallow frosting. Chocolate cake and crushed graham crackers just complete the s’more trifecta. Frost Basic Three-Layer Chocolate Cake (recipe follows) with Marshmallow Meringue Frosting (recipe follows), sprinkling crushed graham crackers between each frosted layer. To serve, sprinkle the cake with big chunks of graham cracker. Toast the meringue by grazing the topping with the flame of a kitchen torch until it is golden brown. Alternately, you can toast the cake in a 375-degree oven for about 4 minutes.” — Joy Wilson, author of Homemade Decadence.Click here for more of our best cake recipes.
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Apple Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Customize boxed carrot cake into applesauce-stuffed cupcakes. Use store-bought cream cheese frosting, or make your own. Recipe courtesy of Jennie-O.Click Here to See More Cupcake Recipes
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Guinness Mug Cake
Dense and moist, this velvety Guinness cake makes a perfect thank you for Dad for agreeing to pick you up from that late-night party. — Mima Sinclair, Mug Cakes.
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potato cakes
This recipe gives you the perfect texture: crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Serve these potato cakes as an appetizer or a compliment to a perfect entrée. 
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Spiced Harvest Cake
There’s just something about carrot cake; most adults love it, but most kids... just don’t. Until they taste it, at least. But getting them to taste it is often the biggest obstacle. That’s why we decided to call this “Harvest Cake” instead. The name sounds less intimidating than “Carrot Cake,” which can make vegetable-phobic individuals — like kids — break out in a cold sweat. Then, just to be devilish, we added apples and zucchini to the batter. The result is a moist, delicious, nut-free cake that will appeal to people of all ages, even kids. “Oh, you don’t want to eat your vegetables, sweetie? That’s okay! Here... have some Harvest Cake instead!” — Lea Hendry Valle, Sweet Paleo.
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This is just the type of dessert you want to have on hand on a rainy, glum day—paired with a steaming cup of coffee, of course—thus, its name. Unlike a typical coffee cake, which is all nuts and cake, I’ve added cocoa powder, which lends an element of surprise and richness. You can make the cake in advance and freeze it, then pull it out on one of those stormy days. This recipe is based on Norene Gilletz’s Best Coffee Cake from The Food Processor Bible.
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Another Great Apple Cake
One day, when I was browsing through a German magazine, I stumbled upon a section about cute little cafés on the North Sea island Föhr. I quickly learned that this island is famous for its incredible cakes. The magazine featured recipes of signature cakes of a handful of cafés. One looked better than the other, and I could have had them all — right that moment. But since Föhr is about 700 miles north of Switzerland and hence too far away for a quick visit, I just had to make a cake myself.
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Black Forest Mug Cake
Warm, gooey chocolate cake, sweet sticky jam, fresh whipped cream, rich chocolate curls, and a cherry on top… who could want for more? — Mima Sinclair, Mug Cakes.
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National S’mores Day is August 10, and this recipe is perfect for sharing with friends, even without building a fire. As an added perk, you get to wield a torch in the kitchen, which is always a fun technique.
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