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Peach Summer Cake

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This recipe is adapted slightly from Smitten Kitchen’s Strawberry Summer Cake.

Recently a friend showed up at my new apartment with a sack of peaches and a desire to bake (note: this is my ideal type of friend). After a quick internet search, we decided to put a twist on this Smitten Kitchen adaptation of a Martha Stewart cake. After assembling the cake, we watched Clueless and gossiped as my apartment was filled with the most delicious smells of baking cake, caramelizing sugar, and roasting peaches. This cake is definitely a winner in my book, and a great way to use up the last of summer’s fruit.

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Chocolate Cake

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This is a recipe mash-up. I used Smitten Kitchen’s Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake for the cake, Martha Stewart’s Dark-Chocolate Ganache frosting, and took my cake decoration cues from Desserts for Breakfast.

An awesome law school friend had the brilliant idea of hosting a western-themed murder mystery dinner party for her birthday.  In lieu of a present, I volunteered to bake her a birthday cake (I think its slightly sad to buy your own birthday cake, though that’s never really stopped me). Her stated preference was for a cake “as chocolatey as possible.” The clean plates and lack of leftovers make me think that this cake definitely delivered.

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Margarita Cake

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This Cake Mix Doctor recipe comes to me via my friend Morgan.

We made this cake for a friend’s birthday while in Palm Springs reading our “write-on” materials. (This is extra work given to you immediately after you finish your 1L finals. The only way we got through this cruelty was reading the materials while in the pool and beginning to drink mid-afternoon.)

It was quite a revelation to 1L Cindy that you could substitute the liquid in a cake mix recipe for alcohol. A boozy, boozy revelation. I have never looked back (see: Bacardi rum cake).

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Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Glaze

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This is a Smitten Kitchen/Sky High: Irresistable Triple-Layer Cakes recipe.

This cake is so good. Sooooooo good. This was the second birthday cake we made for my friend Becky‘s birthday last January, and people barely looked at the other cake. I mean, would you?

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