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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

Banana Chocolate Oat Muffins

Me again, finding yet another way to use up those ripe bananas.

My kids loved these. They called them brownies because they look and taste more like brownies than muffins.

You should also add this to your collection of recipes to make when you run out of eggs!

To make your own oat flour, pulse 3/4 cup of oats in a blender or food processor until it looks like flour. I got about 3/4 cups of oat flour out of it.

Banana Chocolate Oat Muffins
Adapted from The Tasty Cheapskate
Makes 9 muffins

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (1 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used milk)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. In my experience, muffins with little fat in them like to stick to paper liners.  
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the oat flour and sift the rest of the dry ingredients into the same bowl. I like to sift because there have been times when I got little lumps of baking soda in my baking and I don't like that. My cocoa powder was also a bit lumpy. Mix just until combined.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  5. Cool before serving.


  1. I made muffins this month too - yours look delish!

  2. Yay! So glad you guys enjoyed them.

  3. Those sound delicious - and super healthy! And who wouldn't love a muffin that tastes like a brownie?? :)

  4. Love the combination of banana and chocolate! YUM!

  5. Nothing better than a chocolate muffin this includes bananas.

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  7. I enjoyed preparing muffins using this chocolate muffin recipe even my kids helped me in preparing and finally prepared delicious muffins,Thanks for the share


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