Marbled Pound Cake

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Every time I saw slices of this gorgeous cake at a cafe or pastry shop, it reminded me of how much I wanted to make it but how terrified I was to even try. Would mine ever look as pretty? More importantly, would it taste as good as it looked? I finally decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I combed the Internet and several cookbooks for a list of ingredients that sounded appealing and finally narrowed it down to two different recipes. I then took what I liked from both to make the recipe Read more [...]

Meyer Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake

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I was perusing through one of my favorite baking blogs - Desserts for Breakfast - and I came across this beautiful dessert. I had no intention of adding new items to my baking agenda, but I just couldn't resist. Anything with Lavender will immediately climb to the top of my list. Read more [...]

Tres Leches (family recipe!)

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Tres Leches is one of those beautiful things everyone should try at least once in their lifetime (or once a week if you ask my husband). It’s delicate, balanced and flavorful. Every bite of this juicy sponge bursts in your mouth, then melts away leaving rich, buttery flavors of creaminess and sweetness on your palate. Tres Leches is essentially a pound cake soaked in heaven. That is, condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream.  It’s a traditional Latin American dessert, but rarely Read more [...]