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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

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


Here in Canada, today is Thanksgiving!

I might be tempted to add a little more pumpkin next time to get a bit more pumpkin flavour. Or maybe use only half a banana. But this was one of the best flavours of smoothie I think I've ever had.  

My 6 year old made that beautiful turkey at school. Thought I'd share.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Adapted from Mostly Food and Crafts
Makes 1 serving

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon  honey
  • 4 ice cubes
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. That is all.
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  1. I love the smoothie. It sounds like quite a treat. I love your lentil soup that I made as your secret partner. I enjoyed going through your blog and I also made the German Apple Cake which I plan to post tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for being my secret blogger.

  2. The pumpkin is a nice seasonal twist to this morning favorite. Happy Thanksgiving to you today!

  3. This looks great! I'm always looking for new breakfast smoothies and this may be the one.

  4. Looks delicious and so easy! A wonderful combination of flavors!

  5. It sounds lovely and really nice and easy too.

  6. Pumpkin Pie Smoothies are a great way to have pumpkin pie flavor but without having an unhealthy dessert!

  7. sounds delicious and less fattening than pumpkin pie..


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