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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher

Category: Cakes

June 22, 2015

Pecan Dacquoise

The country cousin of the fancy macaron, dacquoise has all the same great flavor and texture, but none of the hassle! Layer these nutty...

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August 9, 2013

Rhubarb-Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake

As I promised a post or so ago, here’s my simple Rhubarb-Ginger Compote souped up in a sour cream streusel coffee cake! (Betcha can’t say...

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January 1, 2013

Nana’s Gingerbread Cake

Because I often spend the bulk of my work week decorating reaaally detailed cookies, I like to unwind when it comes to other baking,...

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May 14, 2012

Campy Cookie-Cake Pops

More assembly instructions than detailed baking how-to, this interactive (read: get-your-hands-dirty) dessert is infinitely adaptable! The...

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March 29, 2010

Flourless Guinness Stout Cake

In dreaming up desserts for my recent St. Patty’s Day KMOV TV appearance, I devised this to-die-for Guinness stout-laced cake. Though beer...

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