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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

Tea Sandwiches (strawberry, cucumber, chicken)

We had a little tea party last night! We served ginger ale instead of tea, because I don't have a tea pot.

I served some strawberry tea sandwiches, cucumber tea sandwiches, chicken tea sandwiches and fruit on a beautiful tiered serving platter that our friend Pavlina brought me all the way from Macedonia.

The only issue I had with these sandwiches is that I forgot to buy thin bread so I used regular bread. It was too much bread. Be sure to buy the thin kind.

I used grilled chicken breast but you could probably use chicken from the deli.

I wish you could see the platter better. It's really pretty.

Tea Sandwiches (strawberry, cucumber, chicken)

Strawberry Sandwiches
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 medium strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry jam
Cucumber Sandwiches
  • 2 slices of bread
  • about 10 thin slices of English cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
Chicken Sandwiches
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 oz cooked chicken, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon wing sauce (or hot sauce)
  1. To assemble the strawberry sandwiches, first mix the cream cheese and jam until well combined. Spread it over the bread and top with strawberry slices. Don't go right to the edge because after placing the other slice of bread on top, you will use a serrated knife to cut off the crusts. Cut into 4 or 8 triangles. Use toothpicks if you like. I was serving these to my kids. Toothpicks were not a good idea. Maybe for older children or adults.
  2. To assemble the cucumber sandwiches, mix the cream cheese with dill, onion powder and granulated garlic. Spread onto the bread and top with cucumbers. Place the other slice on top and cut off the crusts. Cut into 4 or 8 triangles.
  3. To assemble the chicken sandwiches, mix the mayo and hot sauce. Spread over the bread and top with chicken slices. Put the other slice of bread on and cut off the crusts. Cut into 4 or 8 triangles.
I got the idea for these from Fun Tea Party Ideas.


  1. This is so cute! I would love to join this little tea party!


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