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Laurel Street Bakery's devil's food cake for mom

Hillary Guttman's mother's birthday is Thursday (Nov. 2) and this Devil's Food Cake is the one she insists be served at her celebration. The recipe is from Susan Lafaye, Guttman's mother. It's one she wrote down and included in a "mom's recipes binder" that she gave to each of her three children.I wrote about it in a feature on deviled foods in October."This is the one she always made for me when I was a kid growing up, and she always says, 'I have the best chocolate cake recipe,'" Guttman...

Recipe: For brunch or a houseful of guests any time, this cake will get you through the holidays

CommentsPrintBy Lisa Yockelson Globe Correspondent  November 07, 2017For brunch or a houseful of guests any time, this large sour-cream cake is covered with a thick topping of craggy, buttery, brown-sugar crumbs. The cake keeps well; leave it on the kitchen counter covered with foil and let guests cut a square when they pass by. It will get you through the holidays, from Thanksgiving breakfast to a late-night treat in the early hours of the new year.CRUMB TOPPING1½cups flour⅔cup...

Save the best for last with dessert favorites

Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of my favorite holidays with friends and family gatherings. Both are great times to look back with the spirit of Thanksgiving. If you are like me, you have already gotten in the holiday spirit and November kicks off the holiday baking season.Baking can be fun and less intimidating if you take the time to do it. When you do, the results will be well worth it. I have friends who are afraid of baking, and they would rather pay to have a dessert made rather than...