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Bake the Book: Extra Crumb Coffee Cake

Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Cookbook is a single gal, and being single means lots of time spent speculating about Mr. Right. She describes her Extra Crumb Coffee Cake as "The perfect husband. It has the perfect balance of substance and sweet tenderness. The filling brings in just a bit of spice. A little romance (or chocolate) never hurt anyone either, right? The topping is full of extra heart-melting goodness." Pretty sweet, don't you think? More

Let Them Eat: Coffee Coffee Cake

There is something about coffee cake in all its seemingly endless variations that I find more satisfying and comforting than any other cake. Maybe it's the image I conjure up when I hear the words coffee cake: a quiet, calm afternoon with no other company than a cup of dark, hot coffee and a big slice of buttery cake that's layered and topped with streusel and glaze. It's a bliss that's difficult to match. More

Let Them Eat: Strawberry-Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I went home loaded with piles of ripe strawberries so incredibly fragrant my car was scented for at least two days afterward. Needless to say, I ate my weight in strawberries that weekend: eaten out of hand, piled onto still-warm shortcakes, smothered in liquor-laced whipped cream, and, of course, baked into this week's recipe. This sour cream coffee cake is rich, rich, rich, and, I'm warning you now, totally addictive. More

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