A tropical and easy cake made with coconut, lime and zucchini
Although Fall is here and the internet is full of recipes starring apples and pumpkin, (like our easy apple crisp and our perfectly perfect pumpkin bread), we can’t help but want to hold on to a few tropical flavours. Ingredients like zucchini, lime and coconut may give off summer vibes, but the reality is that they are available all year round – and we’re grateful they are. Sometimes you just want a dessert that tastes like sunshine and warm weather.
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The perfect buckle, made with any mixed berries like raspberries and strawberries!
Buckle. What a funny name for a dessert. And what is a buckle, anyways? And why should anyone make our mixed berry buckle?
A buckle is an old-fashioned dessert, perfect to munch on while binge watching Bridgerton. It is a cake loaded with fruit, which is baked with a streusel topping. Perfect yum! A buckle is also like a blank canvas in some ways – many fruits would work and we’ve chosen to make our buckle with mixed berries; our raspberry and strawberry combination is just fantastic! So set out your lace doilies, serve some tea in vintage teacups, and set to baking a dessert that is sure to become a favourite!
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Best Mother’s Day Recipes that Mom will love! Includes ideas for breakfast, dinner and desserts!
Mothers. Is there any person in the world more worthy of celebrating? Any woman who has a positive impact on a child’s life is deserving of some extra special attention and love on Mother’s Day. Whether it is a biological Mama, a grandmother, an aunt, a godmother or a good friend, treat the special women in your life with the best way to the heart – with food!
We’ve compiled some of our favourite recipes that are Mom approved. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a beautiful brunch, a lovely dinner or dessert (or all of these – hey…she deserves it!) we think that these are some of the Best Mother’s Day Recipes around. To get to the recipe, just click on the recipe title. Enjoy!
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A delightful and easy marble cake for all occasions made with chocolate and orange
This chocolate and orange marble cake is about as nostalgic as a cake can get. There is something simply vintage about a cake made of two different batters swirled together to make a random design. Fancy frosting need not apply; the only thing a classic marble cake needs is a light dusting of icing sugar…maybe.
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A delightful loaf cake studded with maraschino cherries and chocolate chips and topped with a maraschino cherry cream cheese frosting.
What is a maraschino cherry? For years, we actually thought that they were manufactured in a lab, made of sugar and maybe some plastic. Something so vibrantly red, so waxy and sweet couldn’t possibly originate as something natural. You would think that believing this we would be dissuaded from eating maraschino cherries, but that wasn’t the case. Although not something we enjoyed often, we included them in fruitcake, used them to top pina coladas, and ate them straight out of the jar.
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Easy lemon ricotta cake that is full of citrus flavour and with a great texture.
We never pretend to be something that we’re not. Same goes for our recipes. The BEST baklava? No, probably not the best in the world, but the best we’ve ever had. The EASIEST banana bread? Easy is relative, so who are we to say (although it has been successfully made by a second grader). It was not entirely comfortable for us then, to hear that our lemon ricotta cake was being compared to the Starbucks lemon loaf, and that our dessert rivaled, and in some opinions, surpassed it. Did we set out with this goal in mind? Were we intent on creating yet another copycat recipe? Not at all. Are we happy with the result? You bet we are! We bet you will be too.
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An incredible melomakarona ice cream cake with chocolate fudge and whipped cream topping.
We can barely contain our excitement! It was during one of our recent phone conversations, which tend to cover everything from what we’re watching on Netflix to why we are wired to love bread as much as we do, that we came up with the idea for a melomakarona ice cream cake. This recipe came to us as we were talking about our melomakarona cheesecake, and we were wondering if we could ever create another dessert to rival that one! We were so excited by the possibility of this ice cream cake that the next day we baked up a huge batch of frozen tyropitakia to make space in our freezer, bought the ice cream, and set to recipe developing.
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The perfect gingerbread cake with a luscious cream cheese frosting
We have a few things on our bucket list. A food tour through Tuscany is one. Front row seats to Fashion Week in Paris is another. Unlimited and uninterrupted time to invest in making the most magical and intricate gingerbread house in the days before Christmas is another. Tuscany and Paris may be harder to pull off, but a gingerbread house? Come on! Surely we should be able to manage that at some point.
Until then, we’ll be satisfied with baking ginger flavoured cookies and gingerbread cakes, like this one. The combination of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses in our gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting makes the entire house smell like Christmas, so maybe we do have a gingerbread house after all – and we live in it!
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A healthy and vegan banana bread made with dates and sweetened with molasses
This healthy banana bread sweetened with molasses and dates is guaranteed to become your new go-to banana bread. It is so full of goodness that you will likely jump to correct anyone who wants to call it a cake. Made with a combination of regular all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour, sweetened with a bit of molasses and studded with beautiful Medjool dates, this healthy banana bread is perfect for breakfast, as a mid-morning snack, and it is the perfect bit of sweetness to accompany your late evening cup of chamomile tea.
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The best chocolate chip banana bread, super moist and easy
Everyone needs an amazing banana bread recipe in their repertoire of recipes! We have already posted one of our favourites, a vegan banana bread that is simple, super moist and perfect for anyone following a plant-based diet. And now, we’re so happy to share with you what we consider to be the best chocolate chip banana bread. It is so moist, and so easy that you will probably start making it as often as we do…which lately has been at least once a week.
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