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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

Apple Pie with Apple Cinnamon Cheerio and Brown Butter Crust

I wasn't in the mood to make a pie crust so I had to think of something else that I could use to make a pie base instead. I had apple cinnamon Cheerios on hand so I tried to make a crust out of those - I was pretty happy with the result!

Brown Butter

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

Use whatever apples you have.

Ready to go into the oven.

Apple Pie with Apple Cinnamon Cheerio and Brown Butter Crust
Makes 8 Servings

  • 2 1/2 cups Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 8x8 glass dish with parchment.
  2. Use a food processor to crush your cheerios, then dump them into a bowl.
  3. Place the butter over medium high heat until it starts to bubble, foam and turn brown (see the image above). Pour the butter into the crushed cheerios and mix until well combined and crumbly.
  4. Put the crust mixture into the prepared pan and press it down evenly. You can go up the sides a little too. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, combine the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and corn starch. When the crust comes out of the oven, evenly place the apple mixture on top. Bake this for 20 minutes, then sprinkle on the turbinado sugar and bake for another 10 minutes. Your pie should be bubbling after 30 minutes and the apples should be soft.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before pouring on the caramel. Serve warm or let it cool completely.


  1. I love your crust idea. Those are tasty Cheerios but to put them into a crust is pure genius.

    I'm #27 on the list.

  2. I can only imagine that your crust must be crispy with the Cheerios.

  3. That looks so yummy! Cool idea. :)

  4. Great idea for the crust! This type of crust I may actually make (I usually buy my pie crust pre-made). Pinning.

  5. Cheerios? What a fantastic idea! Great CCC recipe! I'm #17 :)

  6. What a great crust idea. It looks so tasty!

  7. What a unique crust! I could never resist an apple pie drizzled with caramel sauce...mmmmmm.

  8. The cherio crust intrigued me. It looks great and would probably appeal to the kids since they are familiar with the cereal flavors.

    I'm #29 CCC.

  9. Yum, the apples look yummy piled up there! I may have to try this.

  10. You made a crust out of Cheerios? How ingenious! It looks fantastic. Great job!

  11. I never would've thought to use Cheerios like this!

  12. This looks good! I might try it with Apple Cinnamon Chex so I can make it gluten free. Thanks for sharing! #32

  13. It is November of 2018. Now they have a bunch of gf cereals to try. I think the Cheerios pie crust sounds great...and easy enough for me to try. Thank you for the recipe.


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