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Healthy Baking Substitutes When You’re Missing Ingredients!

We’ve all been there… You’re craving something sweet, or you’re in a pinch for a school treat, or maybe you’re just feeling down and in the mood to bake. But you’re missing an ingredient. And it’s usually a major ingredient, right? Something you can’t bake without, like butter or an egg. Well, don’t panic. There …

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Pan-Bang Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic. Ever since Ruth Wakefield had her happy baking mishap in 1938 (and accidentally created the world’s first batch of Tollhouse Cookies – yay, Ruth!), chocolate chip cookies have been one of the most popular varieties of cookie. And chips or chunks, walnuts or not, even spread across the bottom …

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The Easiest Chocolate Cake EVAH!

Admit it, sometimes you want to have cake, but you don’t feel like having to clean up after. We’ve all been there. A piece of fresh cake sounds soooo good, but it means washing bowls, and measuring cups, and measuring spoons, and the beaters… and do you really want cake that bad? Well, what if …

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Bake a Better Brownie!

We know, we know… Brownies are pretty awesome. Gooey, fudgy, rich, and awesome. To be honest, it’s hard to make a good brownie better, because they’re so close to perfect to begin with! But let’s just say, for argument’s sake, that you wanted to serve brownies topped with a little something extra, or make a …

Frost Like A Boss!

Have your attempts to frost a cake left you feeling… crumby? With some tips from the experts, it’s easy to do a nearly professional job right in your own kitchen! And we’ve got some advice from Fox News Food & Drink! Start smart by giving yourself a level surface to work with. Use your longest …

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A Powder Keg in the Baking Battles!

Nowadays, if you hear the words “battle” or “war” in connection with baking, it’s probably a cooking contest reality television show. But Jezebel reports on a new book, Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking by Linda Civitello, explaining the cooking war you’ve never heard of! See, at one point your choice …

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Let’s Bake Naked!

Well, not literally. Baking naked sounds like a good way to get some embarrassing injuries. What we’re actually talking about are naked cakes! Barely there frosting was once only seen by bakers between as a crumb coat before the final layer of frosting was added, but now naked cakes have moved from verified trend to …

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Oh, How the (Tollhouse) Cookie Crumbles…

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE!!! Forgive us. That probably seems dramatic. But it’s how we feel after learning that… gasp!… the original, traditional, loved-by-generations Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie is a FRAUD!!! We shared with you the heartwarming story of Ruth Wakefield, and how she attempted to make a chocolate version of her famous butter …

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Edible Cookie Dough!

Everyone loves cookies! Well-baked, fresh baked, no-bakes… and, if we’re going to be completely honest, UNbaked! Now as professional bakers, of course we pride ourselves on our well-baked, fresh baked cookies! (And we’re still suckers for a good batch of no-bakes.) But who doesn’t remember baking with mom or grandma and snitching bites of UNbaked …

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Timing is Everything!

“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.”   ~  Yogi Berra In baking, as in baseball, timing is everything. And with cakes especially, timing can mean the difference between pudding and perfection and… well… basically pavement. Thankfully, the experts at The Cake Blog have done …

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