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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

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Here’s the recipe for the famous 5 minute chocolate mug cake that was going around through email years ago.  Everyone keeps saying how terrible it is. Well, everyone is right. 

The texture of this particular mug cake was not pleasant. It was chewy, and not in a good way. I was expecting a brownie texture but it was like a sponge instead. 

Here's the recipe as I received it in the email. But I wouldn’t recommend making this. I just wanted to show you that not every recipe is successful.

Since then, I think we’ve been able to come up with much better recipes for microwave cakes. You may want to try one of these instead. Individual Microwave Lemon Cakes or Coffee Microwave Cakes. And there are several of them going around Pinterest as well. I haven’t tried them all, but they’re worth a shot when you’re desperate for something sweet.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Makes 1 Serving

  • 4 tablespoons flour 
  • 4 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 3 tablespoons milk 
  • 3 tablespoons avocado (or unflavoured) oil 
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) 
  • A small splash of vanilla extract
  1. Add dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well. Add the egg. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well again. Add the chocolate chips, vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  2. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. Check it after a minute, then two to see how it’s doing.
  3. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Let it cool a bit before you eat it. If you really want to eat it. I certainly do not.


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