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Hi, I’m Erika.
Baking recipe curator and tester.
I’m here to give you confidence that you are finding the recipe that’s right for you.
I test recipes side-by-side and use a data-driven approach to analyze and rank the “best” recipes and put it all together for you.
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Luscious, moist chocolate cake topped with a vanilla buttercream, toasty coconut and salty caramel makes for a fantastic combination.
I tried my first Levain (“luh-ven”) cookie back in 2013 when Kayle took me on a mini eating tour in New York and it’s been a crucial stop on any New York trip ever since. For those unfamiliar, Levain Bakery has achieved cult-status fame for what they call “New York’s most famous cookie”: oversized creations…
The number of tasters for this bake off who told me they’d never had zucchini bread before was shocking. if you’ve never had it before, it’s a sweet quickbread very similar to pumpkin bread or banana bread that uses grated zucchini. Personally I love a moderately moist, cakey slice with full-bodied sweetness, flecked with zucchini,…
Is there anyone who doesn’t love this classic combo? In our quest to find the best yellow cake and chocolate frosting recipe, let me state my biases up front. My personal preference is for a light, airy, fluffy, tight-crumbed yellow cake. Coarse or spongy crumbs not preferred, and let it be moderately moist but not…