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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

Pop (aka Soda) Cupcakes

I'm sure you've all heard of Diet Coke cupcakes where you mix a box of cake mix with a can of Diet Coke. I'm not crazy about Diet drinks or sweeteners in general. The last batch of muffins I made with Splenda went straight into the trash. But if you don't mind sweeteners, then go ahead and use diet drinks if you like.

What I decided to do here, is make a small batch of cupcakes using a regular carbonated beverage. I had a bottle of blood orange flavour, but you could mix and match any flavour of pop with any flavour of cake mix. Some popular combinations are Coke or root beer with chocolate cake mix, ginger ale with spice cake mix or sprite with white cake mix. As you can imagine, there are so many more combinations you could try.

These didn't rise very much but they were extremely moist! Maybe I'll use a little more cake mix next time to see what happens.






Pop (aka Soda) Cupcakes
Makes 4 large cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 cup boxed cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of a carbonated drink
  • semi sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and spray your silicone muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together with a fork until well combined.
  3. Divide the batter among 4 muffin cups and sprinkle on some chocolate chips. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely before serving. You can frost or serve with Cool Whip, but I left them plain.

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