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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

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

These granola bars are yummy! They taste like oatmeal cookies! Maybe they're not super healthy but aren't they healthy-ish?

You can add other things such as nuts and other dried fruits. I'd love to try dried cranberry and chocolate chip. Maybe next time!

The Dry Mix

All packed down and ready to bake.

Close up of all that goodness.

Fresh from the oven. You'll get a cleaner line if you cut it when it's completely cool, but I couldn't wait!

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars
Makes 16 squares

  • 2 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 cup flax seeds (whole)
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a 9x13 glass dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix dry ingredients well in a large bowl. Mix honey, vanilla and melted butter then add to the dry mixture. It will seem very crumbly but once it's baked it will be okay. You may need to get in there with your hands to combine the ingredients well.
  3. Press the mixture into the baking dish using your hands or a spatula. Pack it in good.
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting. If you cut too soon, it will fall apart. This can be stored in the fridge for several days (if it lasts that long).


  1. This looks and sounds much more delicious than store bought!


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