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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Black Magic Cake
I love this recipe, it's all done in one bowl. Very easy, consistently good recipe. It's my go- to recipe for when I need a cake in a hurry because it's so quick to pull together. If you use Cake and Pastry flour in it, as I do, you need to use 2 cups of it and you MUST sift the dry ingredients together into the bowl. (I originally got the recipe off a Robin Hood Cake and Pastry Flour bag many years ago). When I don't have buttermilk on hand, I put in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sour cream and add milk to make one cup. It has the benefit of making the cake taste a bit richer. If you like a little coffee flavour in your chocolate cake, you should throw a tsp of instant espresso powder into the dry ingredients as well as using the brewed coffee. You can add a tsp of cinnamon to change up the flavour (if you like the combination of cinnamon and chocolate).

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2012
Buckeye Balls
Just finished making these in the form of small eggs for Easter. Quite sweet, but very tasty. Followed the recipe as written, except that I put the shaped balls of peanut butter filling in the freezer rather than the refrigerator for the chilling step. Didn't use toothpicks for the dipping step as I thought the size of treat I made would have just been too awkward and heavy for a mere toothpick. Dipped them individually and used a fork to scoop them out of the chocolate dip and transfer to wax paper. The filling was very easy to handle, didn't crumble at all. Will make again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2012
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
I made 2 loaves of this for brunch today--one loaf was gobbled up straight away while it was still slightly warm to raves from the whole family. It is moist and delicious. I'm wrapping the other loaf in foil as per the instructions to see how it is tomorrow. I did make 3 minor changes--one being replacing the white sugar with brown sugar in the cinnamon sugar mixture because I like brown sugar better; adding a tsp of vanilla to the wet ingredients; and adding the zest of 1/2 an orange to the dry ingredients, because I like a hint of orange in my cinnamon treats. I had the same problem mentioned by another reviewer of having the middle cave in on one of the loaves; will try baking it in an 8x8 pan next time to see if that gets around the problem. It does taste remarkably like Amish Friendship Cake, so if you like that, you are likely to enjoy this also.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2011

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