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One Perfect Bite: Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a lovely cake, but to my great surprise, I haven't been able to find it on other blogs or recipe sites. It was developed for Gourmet magazine ages ago, and, while this gorgeous pound cake should be manna for lemon lovers, it seems to have fallen into obscurity. Pound cakes were traditionally made with a pound of each of flour, butter, eggs and sugar. Nowadays, ratio, rather than weight, defines this classic, and any cake made with ingredients in…

One Perfect Bite: Mud Slide Chocolate Cake with Coffee and Kahlua

Mud Slide Chocolate Cake with Coffee and Kahlua

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It's not the best cake I've ever tasted. It's not the easiest cake I've ever made. That being said, this cake has a lot going for it. It's intensely chocolate with a flavor that's enhanced with coffee and kahlua and, while not simple, it's relatively easy to make. It also wins extra points because it's easy for lovers of picnics and potlucks to transport. This rich cake received it name because of its dark color and the way the glaze runs down the side…

One Perfect Bite: Apple Cider Quatre Quarts Cake

Apple Cider Quatre Quarts Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'm told this cake comes from the orchard regions of Quebec. Those who speak French call cakes of this type quatre quart, which literally means 4 fourths. The rest of us call them pound cake because they were originally made with a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This is a seasonal version of the cake and it may not be to everyone's liking. It is lightly spiced and flavored with an apple cider reduction. Those who enjoy cider donuts will…

One Perfect Bite: Mary Todd Lincoln's Courting Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln's Courting Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I know, I know! I'm a few days late, but my intentions were good. I had planned to feature this recipe on Lincoln's birthday, but things around here are moving at a dervish pace and, despite a background in logistics, I am, for the moment anyway, at the mercy of my environment. We have sold and bought a house and are in the throws of sorting and packing items that will work in quarters smaller than I have seen since I was a bride. While we are not yet…

One Perfect Bite: Maple-Nut Chiffon Cake

Maple-Nut Chiffon Cake

There's a place on memory lane where retro recipes are safely stored. They're carefully filed away, waiting for another generation to "discover" them. Today's recipe, an outstanding chiffon cake, is one of them. The chiffon cake has quite a history. It became an overnight phenomena in the late 1940's. It had been created prior to the great depression by Harry Baker, an insurance agent who became a caterer. He kept the secret of his remarkably airy cake for two decades before selling the…

One Perfect Bite: Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pound Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a slightly altered version of a cake that graced Midwestern farm tables for years. It is super easy to make and it's simply delicious - the kind of delicious that makes my socks going up and down. This butter-rich cake is wonderfully moist and has a gorgeous velvet crumb that almost melts on the tongue. It is also eminently portable and all of this makes it a perfect candidate for a barbecue or picnic. If you are still looking for a slightly…

One Perfect Bite: Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This cake was a delightful surprise. I conducted a search and destroy mission this morning in an attempt to find something new to use as the base for strawberry shortcake. I wanted something unusual and I finally found it on the, new to me, blog, A Spicy Perspective. This moist gem is made with Greek yogurt and is flavored with fresh strawberries. It is guaranteed to make your taste buds sing and it is a great way to use the strawberries that are…

One Perfect Bite: Cold Oven Pound Cake

Cold Oven Pound Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This was a bit of an experiment for me. Cold oven pound cakes have been around for years, but despite my age, I've never made one. Thoughts of shortcake and an abundance of strawberries convinced me it was time to remedy that, so, I decided to give this old, old cake a try. I'm told that recipes for it first appeared in advertising campaigns designed to entice homemakers into replacing wood-fired ovens with the gas stoves that were being introduced to…

One Perfect Bite: Budapest Coffee Cake - Foodie Friday

Budapest Coffee Cake - Foodie Friday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Following a critique that appeared here several weeks ago, I was asked to share the recipe for my favorite non-yeast coffee cake. Three recipes came to mind and anyone of them would be a worthy candidate for the designation "best". Today's contender comes from Maida Heatter's "Book of Great Desserts". Food writer's, especially those with public personas, tend to be swallowed by the ebb and flow of tides that carry fans to fads on other shores. Each…

One Perfect Bite: Butterscotch Swirl Cake

Butterscotch Swirl Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'm honestly not sure where to start with my review of today's recipe. I saw it in Taste of Home magazine several years ago, but, for whatever reason, I postponed giving the recipe a try. While I was curious and absolutely love the flavor of butterscotch, I was put off by the ingredient list and the time required to make the cake. I could tell from the photo that its frostingless nature would make it perfect for toting to meetings or alfresco meals, but…

One Perfect Bite: Glazed Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Glazed Buttermilk Bundt Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Earlier this week we had a buttermilk sky. It had been years since I had seen one and it reminded me of a debate my parents had regarding the name of the curdled cloud formation that my mother, an easterner, insisted should be called a mackerel sky. I prefer to use its more lyrical name, so, for today anyway, we're going to call it a buttermilk sky. If you close your eyes quite tightly and have an active imagination, the myriad clouds might just…

One Perfect Bite: Milk Chocolate Bundt Cake

Milk Chocolate Bundt Cake

From the kitchen of OnePerfect Bite...This cake, now known as the Classic Hershey Bar Cake, has been around for a long time and a lot of people have experimented with it. It was developed in the Hershey test kitchens back in the day when chocolate syrup came in a can and had to be opened with a church key. Since then, eager cooks have tried to make it their own by making small changes to the original recipe. I've tried many of them because I like to mix things up a bit and this is the type…

One Perfect Bite: Brown Sugar and Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

Brown Sugar and Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I would so love to tell you that I'm set for the upcoming holiday, but that would be a stretch of such magnitude that even Old Nick would blush. Truth is, I still have no idea how many people will be seated at my table, much less what I'm going to feed them, and until that gets sorted out my motto is going to be "Let them eat cake." Fortunately, I've been experimenting with a handful of cakes that are so good you could make a meal out of them. This one…

One Perfect Bite: Apple and Walnut Bundt Cake

Apple and Walnut Bundt Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I love fall and the aromas of the fall kitchen. The scents of cinnamon and cloves permeate the house and ready the senses for the sprees of holiday cooking that lie ahead. The cooler weather is invigorating and surging energy forcibly retires the slow and measured pace of summer. One item on the list of things that must be done is our yearly hunt for apples. Actually, it's more like a forray than a hunt, but it demands at least one day be spent in an…

One Perfect Bite: Pumpkin and Chocolate Bundt Cake with Bittersweet Chocloate Glaze

Pumpkin and Chocolate Bundt Cake with Bittersweet Chocloate Glaze

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I don't want you to think I've forgotten about Thanksgiving Day. I plan to devote this week, save for Tuesday, when I'll be featuring a new Table for Two recipe, to cakes and desserts that are perfect for the holiday. I wanted to start with this very simple bundt cake because it is just that. Very Simple. I believe the recipe first appeared in Eating Well magazine, but it has so proliferated that I can't state that as an absolute fact. The cake uses…