Category Archives: Cakes/Coffe Cakes

Lemon Curd Blueberry Cake

I had some lemon curd I wanted to use up, and I came across this recipe from Good Housekeeping that looked so good! A lemony cake with lots of fresh berries—yum! And I could just imagine how good the lemon flavor would be with the lemon curd in this cake! I thought I made it even more lemony by using lemon extract instead of vanilla and using more lemon zest. Add I added a dash of fresh lemon juice, too.

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Strawberries and Cream Cake Squares

When I was making this dessert, I was thinking these would turn out more like cookie bars, but they’re actually pretty cake-y. They’re a little bit cake and a little bit cookie bar, so I decided to call them Strawberries and Cream Cake Squares. You definitely need to eat these squares with a fork, so I guess that makes them a little more cake than cookie!

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Cherry Dump Cake

After cleaning my kitchen cupboards, I found I had a box of yellow cake mix and several cans of cherry pie filling—exactly what I needed to make Cherry Dump Cake! If you’ve never had this before, it’s quite a treat and sooooo easy to make! To me, it’s a little more like a cherry crisp than a cake, but whatever you call it, it’s yummy! The recipe also calls for some butter and almond (or vanilla) extract, which I pretty much always have on hand.

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Coffee Cake Muffins

This recipe gives you the best of both worlds…the yummy taste of a moist cinnamon streusel-topped coffee cake, drizzled with glaze and sprinkled with chopped pecans…all in an easy-to-eat muffin! It’s the perfect thing for breakfast or brunch. And if you’re not a morning person, it makes getting out of bed a little easier knowing you have a delicious muffin to look forward to! 🙂  

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

If you’re in the mood for an autumn treat, keep this Pumpkin Coffee Cake in mind! Made with canned pumpkin puree, it has some of the favorite spices of fall—cinnamon and ginger—to add to the flavor, and it’s sweetened with brown sugar. The best part, I think, is the very generous topping of streusel—yum! You just can’t go wrong with all that streusel! 🙂

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