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    Banish the Butter

    Don't get us wrong—We love butter, and lots of it. But baking with oil has its own merits.

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    The Country’s Favorite Cakes

    Get acquainted with some regional treats you might not have been able to taste without traveling—until now.

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    Bumpy Cake

    This chocolate-lover’s dream is almost equal parts candy and cake. A poured chocolate fudge crowns the peaks and valleys of piped vanilla buttercream. At its heart, it’s a devil’s food…

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    Hot Milk Cake

    Rich and buttery, this Depression-era classic uses hot milk to thin the batter. Whether you dress it up or down, this easy, moist sponge cake is a classic.

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    Kentucky Jam Cake

    Studded with raisins and nuts, fragrant with nutmeg and cloves, the secret ingredient in this recipe is blackberry jam, which both flavors and colors the cake.

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    Doberge Cake

    This towering “half-and-half” cake is worthy of a celebration, which makes it the go-to birthday cake in New Orleans. Layered with chocolate pudding and lemon custard on the inside, and…

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    Lemon-Rosemary Drop Biscuits

    These tasty little drop biscuits are wonderfully flavorful and a breeze to assemble. They stay moist longer than their butter-filled brethren—but they also taste super buttery! There is something about…

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    Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

    If there is a better flavor combination than hazelnuts and milk chocolate, I have yet to be introduced. These milk chocolate-studded hazelnut cookies get nutty flavor from hazelnut oil, hazelnut…

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    Strawberry Cornmeal Loaf Cake

    Strawberry and cornmeal is a match made in spring-dessert heaven. This cake is not too sweet, with lots of contrasting texture from the toothsome cornmeal and the soft berries. The…

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    Passion Fruit Tart

    This tart requires quite a few steps, but each step is doable—and the stunning end result is decidedly worth the effort.

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