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Leslie Ann

Leslie Ann
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
No-Cook Eggnog Ice Cream
I'm sure this is a great recipe as is, but I made a couple changes based on reviews I read. If you are like me, and don't like your desserts too sweet or too rich, try using 2 1/2 cups eggnog and 2 cups whole milk instead of heavy cream, and you can keep everything else the same. I didn't have vanilla extract handy, so I scraped out the seeds of two vanilla beans. I also put in some cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and clove... if you do this, be sure to add the spices through a sifter while stirring so that they don't clump up. I don't think this could have came out any better! Will def make again!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2014
Pumpkin Cake III
This is a great recipe. I was out of a/p flour so I used cake flour. I added a 1/4 cup more than what the recipe called for to account for the difference in flour type. I used a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, a half teaspoon each of ground ginger and allspice, and about a quarter teaspoon of clove. The cake smelled wonderful and baked up beautifully. It came out super moist and was one of the lightest, fluffiest cakes I've ever had. I drizzled a simple glaze on top. I do think that this is the type of cake that tastes better a day after it is made so the flavors have time to meld. The spices don't come through as strongly when it is warm out of the oven. But I will definitely make this again and am looking forward to substituting other ingredients for the pumpkin, as some other reviewers have suggested. Thanks for this recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2011
Extreme Chocolate Cake
Okay, so I halved both recipes and made this cake and the Dark Chocolate Cake I in the same day so that I could better compare them. I, like many others, used hot coffee in place of boiling water to amplify the chocolate flavor. Both cakes have good qualities. If you are looking for a cake that is rich, moist, and almost fudgy, go with the Extreme Chocolate Cake. If you prefer cakes that are soft, fluffy, and not as chocolatey or sweet, then the recipe for Dark Chocolate Cake I is for you. I personally liked the Extreme Chocolate Cake better but my boyfriend preferred the Dark Chocolate Cake I hands down. I think I will try to experiment with the two recipes to come up with one that balances the flavor of the Extreme Chocolate Cake with the wonderful texture and stackability of the Dark Chocolate Cake I. Thanks for the recipe Rach56!

41 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 1, 2011

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