Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

There are two kinds of ‘flourless’ Chocolate Cake.  The first is the dense and fudgy type, which I have never liked.  It’s way too intense for me.  The second, which is my preference, is a lighter version, ethereal and tender. … Continue reading




Espresso Gingerbread Cake

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Espresso Gingerbread Cake Recipe

The Santa Ana winds were gusting Sunday night,  and just as I had predicted, the power went out.  Likely to find myself in the dark before the evening was over, I had lit candles throughout the house and tucked a … Continue reading




Happy Birthday Sifting Focus and Cinnamon-Scented Devil’s Food Cupcakes

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Cinnamon Scented Devil

My heart swells with gratitude as Sifting Focus turns “1”.  You, my readers, have offered up such kind words of encouragement during this past year.   Your thoughtful comments make the sharing of this personal baking journal all the more … Continue reading




Christmas Cookie Countdown and Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Filling

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"Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Filling Recipe"

If you are assuming from the title of this post that I am one of those people who has their Holiday shopping done by July, the family photo taken by September, and the season’s greeting cards addressed and stamped by … Continue reading