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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

Layered Mango, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

I thought this layered smoothie looked like fun! My mangoes were a little sour though. Try to find sweet mangoes or you could even use frozen ones. I added some honey to sweeten it up. If your mangoes are sweet, omit the honey from the recipe.

I used coconut flavoured almond milk in this recipe even though it called for coconut milk (which I don't have).

Omit the honey to make this vegan.

Layered Mango, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
Adapted from Incredible Smoothies
Makes 2-3 servings (or 1 really big one)

For the Bottom Layer
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1/2 an orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (maple syrup for vegans)
For the Top Layer
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
  1. In a blender (or Magic Bullet), puree the bottom layer ingredients until smooth. Divide among 2 glasses.
  2. In the same blender, puree the top layer ingredients until smooth. Use a spoon and place the top layer gently into the glass. If you pour it, the layers will mix.
  3. It's that simple! Serve cold.
  • If you wanted a more slushy texture, freeze your fruit first. Strawberries and mangoes come already frozen. I've never seen frozen bananas in my stores, but I suppose it's possible. I just slice and freeze my own.


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