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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

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Okay, I'm pretty sure this is what they're drinking up at the North Pole and that's why the elves are so happy!

I didn't have half & half or whipped cream, but I did have marshmallows! My only suggestion is that no matter how excited you are about tasting this, wait until it cools a bit. I was impatient and burned my tongue.

This is a rich and delicious hot chocolate. At 100 calories per tablespoon of Nutella .... well who's counting? It's Christmas!


Nutella Hot Chocolate
Original recipe from The Daily Smash
Makes 1 serving

Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • whipped cream or marshmallows
  • sprinkles to make it look pretty
Directions
  1. Place the milk, Nutella, cocoa and salt in a small pot over medium heat. Cook stirring with a whisk until it's well combined and hot.
  2. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows and sprinkles. Enjoy with a cozy blanket and a good book.

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