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10 Baking Recipes for a Broken Heart

Drew Glover • March 24, 2015
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1. Spiced Carrot Cake with Rum & Candied Ginger
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Follow along with this surprisingly easy recipe, and you will be delighted at how light and moist this cake turns out! Flavors of orange and lemon zest, candied ginger, coconut, sultanas (raisins), and a little dark rum infuse this double layer carrot cake giving it a balance of nutty and spicy notes. In this Grokker Premium video, Dessert Chef Ella Caulier shares her take on a delicious carrot cake that you don't get everyday.
2. Prune Plum Tart
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Learn how to make a Prune Plum Tart. This recipe takes a buttery short crust pastry and tops it with prune plums that have been pitted, sliced into wedges, and sweetened with just a little sugar. When you take this European looking tart from the oven you will have a nicely baked tart shell that is brown and crisp, with plums that are soft and jam-like with nicely caramelized edges.
3. Chocolate Brownies
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Welcome to Anna Olson's Bake Shop Treats Series, where she teaches you how to create some of your favorite bakery bars and squares. These are Anna's ultimate brownies, rich, decadent, and absolutely delicious. You will not believe what the secret ingredient is in this recipe, which keeps these brownies especially rich and fudge-y. Join Anna Olson in this Grokker Premium Video to learn all the secrets to making your favorite bake shop treats.
4. Perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Welcome to Anna Olson's Quintessential Cookies Series! In the first episode, Anna will give you her secret tip to making the perfect chewy chocolate cookie, which will remain as delicious as the moment as it was taken out of the oven for days. Join Anna Olson in this Grokker Premium Video from the Quintessential Cookies Series, where she helps you master the fundamental techniques and methods to create perfect cookies every time.
5. Chocolate Sponge Cake
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This chocolate sponge cake is a little different from most in that it does not contain flour which makes for a very light and moist cake; more like a baked mousse.
6. Easy Cherry Clafoutis
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A Cherry Clafoutis is made by covering sweet cherries with a pancake-like batter and then baking it in a hot oven until the batter has set with nicely browned, and slightly puffed edges. The clafoutis should be served immediately, while it is still warm, with a dusting of confectioner's (powdered or icing) sugar.
7. Nutty Maple Cake with Dates & Buttercream
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Nutty and sweet with segments of juicy dates and crunchy pecans and walnuts, this cake is a delight on the tongue and will become the centerpiece for your tea party. Learn the simple and effective steps to decorate your cakes and show off your skills to all of your friends in this Grokker Premium video.
8. Tangy Lemon Squares
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Welcome to Anna Olson's Bake Shop Treats Series, where she teaches you how to create some of your favorite bakery bars and squares. Cream cheese is the real secret behind these lemon squares – they lend richness but also a tang that enhances the tart lemon. It also gives the lemon filling structure, so that it doesn’t leak into or underneath the shortbread base. Making them in a food processor also keeps the work time to a minimum. Join Anna Olson in this Grokker Premium Video to learn all the secrets to making your favorite bake shop treats.
9. Cherry Cake Recipe
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As soon as cherries are in season, I cannot resist putting some aside to make this Cherry Cake with its pretty polka dot design. It is very similar in looks to a Cherry Clafoutis, only instead of a thin pancake-like batter, the cherries are suspended in an almond flavored cake batter. It is wonderful when served warm from the oven, with or without a dollop of whipped cream, custard, or creme fraiche.
10. Rich Chocolate Almond Cake with Pears & Cream
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If you are looking for a delicious winter dessert recipe to make for your friends and family, then this rich, chocolatey, and nutty cake might be the perfect choice. In this Grokker Premium video, Dessert Chef Ella Caulier will share her secrets to creating this deliciously gooey cake, served with poached pear and mascarpone cream.
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