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Old Fashioned Southern Pound Cake

I have the urge to start this post by saying hey, y’all. I know, so cliche but it’s truly how most of us southerners great each other. Another reason why I wanted to say hey y’all was because this post is about one of the most storied cakes related to the south and that’s the old fashioned pound cake.  Not a bundt cake, but a pound cake made with  1/2 pound of butter and baked in a tube pan. The…

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Chocolate Pound Cake w/ Orange Glaze

It’s been years since I made a chocolate poundcake and there’s a  reason for that. Where I’m from no one ever made a chocolate pound cake. We always had sour cream or lemon pound cake. When I first moved to GA I discovered the world of chocolate pound cake and decided to make one at Thanksgiving for my family.  My brother wouldn’t eat it because he said pound cake isn’t brown and my mom politely took a few bites even…

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Blueberry Muffin Cake

I’m a huge fan of blueberries or any berry if I’m really honest. My mom loves blueberries too and she visited last week so I wanted to make something for her that I knew she’d really like.  I ran across this blueberry muffin cake recipe a few weeks ago and I kept it tucked away until my mom came into town.  I made this cake the day before my mom arrived and we enjoyed it for breakfast the next day.…

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Dark Cherry Ricotta Cake

I’m in love! No, it’s not what you think. I’m in love with this cake and my new favorite ingredient to bake with, ricotta. I often joke with my family and friends that I must be Italian because I am a huge fan of the cuisine. Even if it’s totally Americanized, put a bowl of pasta in front of me and I’m one happy camper. I also know that a lot of Italian baking involves ricotta and I must say…

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Lemon Ricotta Poundcake

I’m so ready for spring! This past winter was a little weird here in the south. We had a very warm Christmas and the temps fluctuated back and forth from being more spring like to very cold. It was also very rainy. With all of the ups and downs with the winter weather I am very glad that spring is just around the corner and I hope that means more sunny days than rainy ones! During this time of year…

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Chocolate Bread Pudding

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I was kinda in a baking slump the last few weeks. I think after Thanksgiving and Christmas and kicking off the New Year, I was out of steam. I’m sure you can relate. Sometimes you need to regroup and take a break to get your creative juices flowing again. In a little moment of transparency, I don’t like to rest and feel guilty when I don’t keep going even when I need…

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Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my diet so it’s only natural that I add them to a few of my baking adventures. Last year I made my famous sweet potato cheesecake and people fell in love with it.  This year, I wanted to do another sweet potato dessert because I’m more of sweet potato girl, versus pumpkin. Growing up in the south,  my family really ate lots of poundcake and sweet potato pies during special occasions and holidays. I…

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French Apple Cake

Fall is in full swing and that means baking with what’s in season. Apples, pears and sweet potatoes are a baking staple for me this time of year so I couldn’t wait to make a new recipe. I thought of the usual suspects, apple pie, apple bread, apple tarts. Not that those aren’t great things to make, but I wanted to try something new. I did a search on pinterest for some good old fashioned inspiration and came across this…

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Toasted Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Cream

Here is a great recipe using an airy, sweet angel food cake. Angel food cake is so versatile and doesn’t boast  a lot of calories. This recipe takes a simple angel food cake and makes it an over the top decadent dessert treat. Yum!       Photograph by Joyce Oudkerk Pool from French Toast: Sweet and Savory Dishes for Every Meal by Donna Kelly.  Reprinted with permission by Gibbs Smith.     Chocolate Decadence Stacks   THESE SWEET AND CREAMY CONCOCTIONS ARE A…

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Kentucky Derby Desserts

Get your floppy hats, we’re going to the Derby! Well, maybe not,  but we can share in the fun with these Kentucky inspired desserts to celebrate this illustrious race, which takes place on May 5th. Check out this quick roundup of desserts and plan your own Kentucky Derby inspired soiree.   Clockwise: Mint Julep Cake from Alexander’s Kitchen, Derby Pie Bars from theKitchn and Bourbon Pecan Pie from SheKnows Photo Credits Clockwise: Alexander’s Kitchen, theKitchn and SheKnows…

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