Cakes

  • Breakfast,  Cakes,  Desserts,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Peachy Almond Zucchini Cake

     It’s been a bit of a rainy August around here but that hasn’t stopped our zucchini plant from offering up a new zucchini (or several) every day. I’ve made raw zucchini salads and we’ve had lots of it sautéed with onions and feta, but today I felt like making something to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Did I mention that it was raining? There are more zucchini lurking in there… I swear I heard it say “feed me”! 😉 Rather than make the same old zucchini bread, I thought I’d add a seasonal touch with some peach jam and complement that flavor with some almond flour. Peaches and almond go together…

  • Cakes,  Clean Eating Recipes,  Cookies,  Dressings,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Yogurt Banana Pecan Bars with Browned Butter Glaze

      Got Bananas you need to use up? Tired of that same old banana bread? Try these Banana Bars made with Fage 0% Fat Greek Yogurt instead. They are made just that much more delicious here, by being topped with a Browned Butter Glaze. The original recipe for these came from my Aunt B as the most delicious Sour Cream Banana Bars (she is an awesome baker) so feel free to substitute sour cream for the Fage 0% Greek yogurt I use here if you want. I also increased the pecans and vanilla extract to my taste in the recipe below. Banana Bars – my way (makes one half sheet pan) 1-1/2…

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    Molten Chocolate Truffle Souffle Cakes

    Want a showy yet supremely easy and delicious dessert? Try this lovely cake filled with a divinely gooey chocolate center. This is basically a flourless chocolate souffle cake with a truffle center that turns into a melted pool of sauce when you cut into the cake. Several years ago they were the darlings of the restaurant world. I finally got around to making some and I wonder why I didn’t sooner.  Some trends are worth it. First you must make some chocolate truffles. Don’t be afraid this is SO easy… Chocolate Truffles 1 cup of heavy cream 1 pound of best quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped- I use…

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