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Joanna G

Joanna G
Home Town: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Living In: Denver, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Me and my husband of four years are living happily in Denver with our two dogs. My husband does NOT cook at all, so it's up to me to keep us fed with healthy foods rather than his pick of fast-food.
My favorite things to cook
I am much more interested in baking. Breads are my favorite to experiment with, but I enjoy making anything that will suprise and delight those that I serve to.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a great cook, but she never measured anything. It still amazes me to this day that she can just guesstimate and still turn out a perfect meal every time.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Egg-Free Dairy-Free Nut-Free Cake
This is the best egg free cake I have ever made. I added Via instant coffee to the water and omitted the chips, but other then that stuck strictly to the recipe. Made 12 perfect cupcakes, with better crowns then any cake I have ever made. I absolutely adore the Victory Chocolate Cake on this site, but my daughter's allergies make it a no go for our house desserts. With the addition of the coffee to this there is no flavor difference, just a slightly more moist/dense crumb This is a great base recipe that can be tweaked for individual tastes, a sign of a great baking recipe! ***Update*** Needed a change of pace, so I adapted to make a yellow cake with these changes: Used 5 Tbls. melted butter in place of oil, increased vanilla to 1 Tbls., and of course omitted the chocolate powder and chips. This came out so light and airy, and the flavor is out of this world!(If butter is off your menu you could probably keep the oil or try another butter flavor substitute).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2014
Victory Chocolate Cake
I made and brought this to a family Chistmas gathering a few weeks ago, it was amazing! Their dog got ahold of the leftovers and I was so dissappointed (the dog is okay). The coffee makes the chocolate flavor so much richer and darker. I am remaking another one tonight. I had to use an egg replacer for my daughters allergies which has me very nervous as it didn't really set up as well as egg whites, so we'll see, fingers crossed.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2013
Simple White Cake
I give this recipe 4 stars because it is simple as stated in the name and it sets up well, but I was un-impressed with the flavor. It has a mild sweetness but nothing else to speak of. I do plan on using this recipe for my daughters castle cake since it does set so well, but I will be using a cream cheese frosting.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2012

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