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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

Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Smoothie

The recipe called for coconut milk which I'm sure would be amazing, but I used coconut flavoured almond milk because that's what I have. Well, it was still pretty amazing, but maybe not as coconutty. I need to stock up on coconut milk if I'm gonna keep making smoothies.

I have to say, the Magic Bullet is useless when it comes to crushing ice cubes, despite what the infomercial says. Mine didn't really break down at all so I had to scoop the ice out. If you're using ice in your smoothies, you should use a real blender. Even with the blender attachment, the Magic Bullet just doesn't do the trick. It works very well for smoothies without ice cubes though, and also worked well on the frozen banana slices.

Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Smoothie
Original Recipe by make and takes
Makes 2 servings (or 1 really big one)

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium banana (I keep sliced bananas in the freezer)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flavoured almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup ice (I used 6 cubes ... and good luck with that)
  1. Place all the ingredients into the blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to glasses and serve cold.


  1. Now I'm craving this banana coconutty pineapple smoothie! It sounds so refreshing and yummy!


  2. This sounds delicious--I have been looking for a recipe for coconut milk, and I think I've found it :)

    I'm CCC #5

  3. Love you recipe! Ours are almost the same! lol, Great monds tjhink a like! :) I'm CCC #11.

  4. This sounds really yummy and refreshing! I love the combinations you used.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful and tropical tasting combo, yum!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. This smoothie sounds great, its so tropical!


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