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Dark Chocolate Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
The only chocolate cake I will make from scratch from now on.. I cream the butter and sugar together for a good 5 minutes.. The flavanols in cocoa are soo good for you, but MILK blocks their absorption so I was tickled that this recipe uses water. I have made this several times for large family birthday parties..I tripled the recipe to fit in a 12 x 18 x 2 inch.. Worked wonderfully
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Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
I'd give this 10 stars if I could. I'll make a long story short. I'd never made a homemade carrot cake before. I'm a mom to 6 daughters and an excellent cook and have made many cakes from scratch; so with a good recipe I don't worry.. This could have been disastrous but it wasn't.. I made this Monday for my husbands 50th birthday party Tuesday. We have 6 daughters.. lots of birthdays, lots of cake that he rarely eats. He is not a sweets person. On his birthday though when he found out I'd made him a carrot cake? He didn't want to get too full on smoked ribs, baked beans, potato salad, etc..he WANTED to have room for cake.. The actual review: I omitted the coconut (he hates coconut), walnuts and raisins. I increased the carrots to 3 cups (as suggested by another baker). I also tripled the recipe for a 12 x 18 x 2 pan There was SOME batter left over but not THAT much I cannot begin to convey how much my husband (and everyone else in attendance) LOVED this cake.. I topped it with Cream Cheese Frosting II (available on Allrecipes) and the marriage of the two was mouthwatering in every way.. THIS will be a cake I"ll make again and again and again..
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2011
I'd give this 10 if I could, I JUST made this recipe yesterday, to top a 1/2 sheet cake (12 x 18 x 2) I made 2.5 times the original amount and had SOME left over but not an extreme amount.. It topped Sam's Famous Carrot Cake (available on Allrecipes)..The cake and icing were for my husband's 50th birthday. He LOVED it.. this from a man who doesn't like cake The icing had the perfect amount of sweetness to go on the carrot cake.. I will never use another store bought container of cream cheese icing again!
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Scrumptious Sweet Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2001
As the mom of 6 daughters, half of whom hate sweet potatoes, this was LOvd by everyone when I cooked it last Thanksgiving. My sister hates sweet potatoes too and she trie it at Thanksgiving and loved this too.. An Excellent recipe, one I will use for many years to come
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