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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Egg Free Date Muffins

I needed to make more than 12 muffins, but I only had 1 egg left. I used the egg to make Delicious Blueberry Muffins and then decided to make a second batch of muffins that didn't require eggs.

This recipe uses half whole wheat flour. Next time I'll add nuts too. I'll also try it with half the sugar because dates are sweet as it is. I did use the full cup this time though, and they were still delicious! Yum! Great for breakfast.

Egg Free Date Muffins
Adapted from Egg Free Baking
Makes 12 muffins

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup butter (vegan if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cups.
  2. In a bowl, mix dates, baking soda, sugar, butter and maple syrup. Add boiling water and stir it up. Let cool for 10 or 15 minutes.
  3. Mix flours together then stir in the date mixture until well combined. Divide between 12 muffin cups. About 1/3 cup of batter each. I used an ice cream scoop.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. My son is allergic to eggs so always on the lookout for good egg free recipes...he is also the fussiest eater in the word, so always on the lookout for ways to sneak goodies into him! I added a grated carrot to the recipe and used all white flour as that is what I had. I also used golden syrup instead of corn as again that is what I had...these were fantastic! They rose beautifully although needed a bit longer than 12 minutes in my oven. I might try them again with some pumpkin seeds too as he is allergic to nuts, but think a crunch would be great...rolled oats...oh the list is endless...thanks for a great recipe!

  2. You have maple syrup in your ingredients list but corn syrup in recipe. I wouldn't use corn syrup but would choose the healthier real maple syrup. Is this a typo?

    1. Oops! Sorry, I fixed it. It should have said maple. I no longer use corn syrup or canola oil in anything now that I know corn and canola are some of the top GMO crops.


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