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Home Town: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Living In: Hessen, Germany
Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
White Chocolate Cream Cake
Finally I have found a cake recipe that I was so long seraching for! A fine crumb light cake that tastes good. Thank you so much for sharing. I shifted the flour 3 times with a sieb and I think that was the key to the excellent results. I was not sure how much 3 oz is and when I clicked metric the amount seemed "off" so I used 200 grams of white chocolate couverture. I can not get almond extract so I used Amaretto from Lake Garda. I think with proper Almond Extract this cake would just be dynamite! My son discovered the cake before I could even decorate it so we ate it as it was, without any frosting or topping and it rocked. The next time we had it with strawberries and whipped cream also excellent. I used this recipe with the white chocolate frosting for a christening cake and it was the hit! With recipes like this one I can not understand at all why people buy boxed cakes and then doctor them and think it tastes good. No box can compete with this cake.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2011
Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls
Excellent, made it using my kitchen aid was easy peasy. The only thing I did different was to use butter and not margarine, as we only ever buy butter. Also I used fresh yeast in place of dried yeast. I was skeptical about the dough because it looked like a hard block but I rolled it out, was not difficult at all. Spread the cinnamon mixture over it, rolled it up cut it, and placed it in a 9x13 inch pan as many others have suggested. When the 30 minute rising time was up, they totally filled the pan. They looked wonderful and were not too sticky icky gooey but a real cinnamon roll! I put a bit of cream cheese on top mixed with a bit of powdered sugar and vanilla sugar. Excellent! Will make these again and again. Thanks for sharing.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2011
Fruit Cocktail Cake I
I rate this in honor of my son, who loves this cake. Many people complain it is bland but for a kid its just perfect, not too sweet, no funky coconut or nuts to mess with picking out. For those who are snobby and rude about this recipe I just wish to point one thing out, what fruit cocktail is NOT bland. All the fruit tastes exactly the same, only the texture of the pears is something unique in the can. I first baked this when my son was eating "real" food, and it was a big hit. I forgot about it and then baked it again recently, he is now 4 and a half, and he flipped he just loves it, especially with whipped cream and sprinkles on top. We personally like it served still warm, and sometimes in the summer will top it with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing Karen. I have made this both as she offers, and sometimes I add a package of vanilla sugar, and some lemon zest and a spot of cooking oil. This is a very moist and tasty treat that is super easy to prepare and never fails to please the little ones. And when I have no engery to bake something more complicated or time consuming, I choose this simple gem and never get complaints from my family. Even my husband loves this.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2011

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