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Home Town: Baldwin, New York, USA
Living In: New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Low Carb
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting
I read all the reviews and was going to cut back on the sugar, but I'm glad I didn't. Not sure why you would cut back, I didn't find it to be that sweet at all - still much less sweeter than store bought frosting-in-the-jar type stuff. The biggest problem I had with this is that it was too thin, and didn't make enough to cover a regular double layer (two 9" rounds) cake. I made extra right off the bat and I'm glad I did. I wasn't really impressed with this at all, and btw, I didn't taste any hints of sour cream at all. I'd have to say go find another recipe if you're looking for a really good frosting.... Three stars for flavor, but I'd give it two for the thin consistency.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 16, 2011
One Bowl Chocolate Cake III
You know, I'm torn about reviewing this only because it got so many great reviews. I'll just give you mine and let you do with it what you will. I'm a pretty experienced baker and cook, and yet, my cake fell. I've never had a cake fall on me, ever. I didn't open the door, nothing mysteriously fell off the table on to the floor, Nothing - and these cakes fell. Ok, so moving forward... These cakes were almost like brownies. Nothing cake-like about them, really. The flavor was good, if you're looking for a cake brownie type flavor (which I was not) and the consistency is definitely not spongey like cake but thick and crumbly like brownie. To be honest, I wasn't all that impressed with this. I didn't make it because it was easy, I made it based on the reviews... and either I made a different cake than everyone else, or they just haven't had really great chocolate cake...lol. I gave three stars, reluctantly.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 16, 2011
One Bowl Brownies
I just made these a few hours ago. I wanted to give this 3 stars but I didn't follow the recipe to the letter so I can't blame the creator. I substituted 3/4 cup of cocoa and 1/4 cup of oil for the unsweetened chocolate and while the flavor was incredibly chocolaty and delicious, the consistency was totally off. These were very loose and gooey - not a good gooey, almost like an underbaked gooey. I cooked them for 35mins and they taste fantastic, but it's almost as if you have to use a spoon with them because if you held one it would jsut mush apart in your hand. I almost added another 1/2 cup of flour to it but decided to just make it the way it said to first. Next time I'll definitely add 1/2 cup flour or decrease the oil to 1/8 cup. Really delicious, just completely unmanageable. Oh, and PS - I coated the 13x9 dish with tons of PAM and they didn't stick at all. They're also REALLY thin in a 13x9 pan, might put them in the 9x9 pan and boost the bake time by like 12-15mins and see what happens.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2011

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