• Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

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      “Happiness is knowing there is cake in the oven” Who likes tiramisu? Mascarpone frosting? Chocolate Mousse? Chocolate Ganache?? If you like at least one, or all of these – you will love this cake! This is a little 6-inch cake, perfect for your little birthday needs. Tiramisu Cake (2 6-inch cakes) 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup +2tbsp sugar 1/4 cup espresso 2/3  cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with electric mixer and half of the sugar. When frothy, add in 1/4 cup of cooled espresso. Continue…

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  • Banana + Strawberry Bread

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      “As long as you know how to bake…life is sure to be sweet!” Here’s a little bit of a twist on classic banana nut bread. It’s summer so we’re lucky to have lots of strawberries! Why not add them to the banana bread and make your sweet treat a little sweeter?! This banana strawberry bread is super moist and the perfect breakfast treat or easy dessert. Banana + Strawberry bread 4 bananas 5 large strawberries 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup butter 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla…

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  • Mini Pavlovas with Blackberry Sauce

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      “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” …. hmmm… like dessert! Yay for easy summer desserts! And these are naturally gluten free! These desserts are great because you can make most of it a day ahead – so they are perfect for your summer soirées – when you have too much to prepare and not enough time. Mini Pavlovas 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 225F. For the next part you can use a double boiler or a large…

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  • Loquat Lemon Banana Bundt Cake

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      “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow…” Spring has sprung! And I’m back with some fresh recipes after a long hiatus 🙂 This one is a tasty dessert or great breakfast pastry – light and fluffy and perfect with a cup of tea. Cake 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup of sour cream 1 ripe banana – mashed zest of 1/2 lemon juice of 1/2 lemon 10 fresh loquats, peeled and quartered Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a…

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  • Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin & Chocolate Halloween Cake

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      “There is magic in the night…when Pumpkins glow by moonlight” Just wanted to do a quick little post to help you out if you’re still looking for something to bake on Halloween. This is a layered cake, made with two layers of chocolate cake, and two layers of pumpkin cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, and covered with buttercream frosting and candy ganache. The chocolate and pumpkin play great off of each other, and the cake looks amazing when you cut into it with those contrasting colors. Pumpkin Cake 1 cup flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp baking…

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  • Best Chocolate Cake!

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      “Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.” True story. If you do only one thing this weekend – it should be to make this chocolate cake. It’s seriously moist, sweet, and amazingly chocolate-y. There’s no need to waste more time – here it is – now go bake!   Chocolate Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 2 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup milk +1 tsp. white vinegar (let stand…

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  • Cardamom and White Wine Poached Pear Cake

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      “So glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” To continue my Fall recipes, I’m bringing you guys this yummy cake today. The pears are poached in white wine and cardamom and all the good Fall spices. I could just eat the pears all on their own (I had to stop myself). Then they’re baked into a cake with fresh apples and pears grated right into it. I’m sure you’ll love Fall after making this cake!   The Pears 3 Bosc pears, peeled 1/2 bottle pinot grigio 4 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves Combine all ingredients in…

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  • Fig and Key Lime Cheesecake (no-bake)

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      “The secret ingredient is always cheese” Although in this case, cheese is the not so secret ingredient, and the unique twists are the figs and key limes – giving this no bake cake a naturally light, sweet, and tangy flavor. Figs and key limes are still in season – so I hope you enjoy this dessert!   Crust 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth.…

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  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes (dairy free)

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      “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall” It’s Fall! It’s Fall! And I have some great Fall recipes coming your way! This one doesn’t have any pumpkins or apples, but it does have the fall spice flavors, and carrots – and those are orange and good for you – so they basically count 🙂 This one’s also dairy free, because everyone should be able to enjoy a cupcake, even if you can’t have dairy!   Carrot Cake Cupcakes 3 large carrots, grated 1 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 4 large…

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  • Hydrangea Cupcakes

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      “There are always flowers for  those who want to see them.” …or frost them on cupcakes! Hello Friends! It has been way too long since I’ve posted, and I apologize. Sometimes time just gets away from you! I owe you all many recipes, so let’s get started with this one! Banana flavored desserts are always a favorite of mine, and these banana-blueberry cupcakes add that perfect banana flavor without too much banana punch – I think the blueberries help give it a fresh kick too! The frosting is super sweet and yummy and goes well with the fruit flavors.…

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