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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

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Last year I tried a new recipe for truffles and it was a huge success. I decided to make them again this year because the little balls are a nice addition to my cookie platters (they also taste divine).

I recommend using only chocolate sprinkles for these. I have tried using other colours but the chocolate gets all over them and it’s really not a good look.    


Chocolate Rum Truffles
Adapted from Baker by Nature 
Makes about 30 truffles

Ingredients
  • 2 + 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon white rum
  • Chocolate sprinkles 
Directions
  1. Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. 
  2. In a small pot, heat the cream until it starts to steam. Stir in the coffee until it’s completely dissolved. 
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for a minute or two.  Give it a stir. 
  4. Add the butter and rum to the bowl and stir again until well  combined. 
  5. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours until it’s firm  enough to scoop and roll. 
  6. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture and then roll the ball between your hands. Coat the ball in chocolate sprinkles and place into a mini muffin liner. Once all the mixture is used up, refrigerate to firm up.
  7. Keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them so they don’t become too soft. Definitely do not store them in a warm place. 

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