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Melissa Lewis

Melissa Lewis
Home Town: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Living In: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Pumpkin Cake I
This recipe is delicious! I made it for my friends and husband, and they raved about it. We ate it warm, with a little powdered sugar on top, and a large dollop of whipped cream. As my friend put it, "It tastes exactly like a pumpkin pie, but it's a cake!" The recipe said to sprinkle powdered sugar on top, but I was wondering if I should mix up some glaze instead, and I'm glad I didn't. The cake was sweet enough, and I think a glaze would have been overkill. This cake was awesome, and it now has a permanent spot in my recipe box. I will be making this recipe again, because it's perfect for the holidays!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2005
Cream Cheese Frosting II
Great icing recipe! I used this with the Carrot Cake XI recipe found on this site, to make a special cake for my family. We all loved it. My husband couldn't raved about how good the icing was, and proceeded to lick the bowl and spoon completely clean! I might add a little bit more sugar next time, though, because it had a strong cream cheese taste. I can see how other people who reviewed this recipe thought it was too runny: I think they might have let the cream cheese and butter get too soft, and might have over-beat it when they were creaming them together. It's a fine line between not creamy enough and too creamy, so be careful. Mine came out a little soft, but I just put it in the fridge for a bit. Otherwise, it was great and I'll most definately use it again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2005
Carrot Cake XI
My family loved this carrot cake! My husband is a huge fan, and said that it was a great recipe. I liked the fact that it didn't use jars of baby food carrots, but instead used fresh, grated carrots. It was very moist and rich. The only thing I changed was that I added 1 teaspoon of allspice, to give it more of a spice cake flavor. I will definately use the recipe again. It's earned a permanent spot in my recipe box!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2005

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