Archives: Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake for a crowd

June 25, 2010 | By andrea | 14 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

I love shortcake desserts! You pretty much can’t go wrong with a lightly sweetened biscuit (or in this case, cake) topped with fresh fruit and freshly whipped cream. YUMM! This recipe for Strawberry Shortcake is from Emeril’s Potluck Cookbookand is a perfect way to feed shortcake to a crowd. The sturdy sponge cake stands up nicely to the fruit • Read More »

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Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake

May 3, 2010 | By andrea | 25 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

There’s nothing like a good, homemade pound cake served with fresh berries.  This recipe for Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake is easy to make, moist and velvety, and has a light lemony flavor. It’s a great dessert for Spring and Summer celebrations and gatherings. The first time I made the cake, it seemed a bit • Read More »

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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream

August 24, 2009 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

Imagine crossing lemon cupcakes with cheesecake. What do you get? Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream. That’s right…dense lemon-flavored cupcakes with a surprise dollop of lemon cream cheese filling baked into the middle. It’s like 2 for the price of 1. I chose these cupcakes for two reasons: the Birthday Teen loves lemony treats and the recipe • Read More »

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Pound Cake with Fresh Berries

July 1, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

Pound cake is a perfect summertime dessert. This moist, velvety cake is delicious on its own but even better when served with fresh berries (or peaches or nectarines) and freshly whipped cream. And, it’s extremely versatile because you can change it up with different flavors each time you make it (lemon, orange, ginger, almond, poppy seed). • Read More »

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French Apple Turnovers

March 14, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on French Apple Turnovers | Filed in: Baking, Dessert, French, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This is a simple dessert that anyone can make. Basically, it’s flaky puff pastry squares filled with homemade applesauce. The applesauce is good as is but I wanted to bump up the flavor a bit so I added about 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, adding it to the applesauce after it was finished • Read More »

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