Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Streusel

The streusel lends itself to a bit of improv—try more orange zest or lemon, instead. Leave the coffee out or add powdered cocoa. Play around with a mix of your favorite spices. Use walnuts instead of pecans…you get the idea.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Streusel
Makes one 10-cup bundt cake or a 4”x11” loaf cake 

STREUSEL
1-1/3 cups (about … Read more

Carrot Cake

This recipe is based on Bon Appetit’s “Best Carrot Cake” (and it is), though I’ve added citrus zest, cloves, and cardamon to this version. They make it as a two-layer round cake, and I make it as a sheet cake. But I agree with their assessment that “this is the only carrot cake recipe you’ll ever need.”

Carrot Cake
Makes

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One Big Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Here’s a delicious lazy person’s cookie—mix all ingredients in a food processor, pat into a 10″ circle, press in some chocolate chunks, and bake!

One Big Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Yield: one 10″ cookie

6 tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold butter, softened
3/4 cup (135g) brown sugar
1/4 cup (55g) superfine sugar
1 organic egg
2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon LorAnn … Read more

Hot Cross Buns

This is a King Arthur Flour recipe and makes the most splendid, fluffy, lightly-spiced Hot Cross Buns. It’s really worth the time to make.

I’ve added all my collected notes so that you have a prettier outcome than I did with my first batch (yes, I recommend multiple batches).

To make the buns a day or two ahead, try the … Read more

Individual Chocolate Cheesecakes (low carb)

These tiny-but-delicious chocolate cheesecakes offer a rich and silky end to special -occasion dinners.

Individual Chocolate Cheesecakes
Yield: 12 servings /  each serving = 281 calories, 3 net carbs
(not counting a dollop of whipped cream as a garnish)

16 ounces organic cream cheese, room temperature
2 large organic eggs, room temperature
26g Scharffen Berger unsweetened 99% cacao baking chocolate, … Read more

Individual Key Lime Cheesecakes

Tropical flavors blend into creamy little individual cheesecakes. “You put the lime in the coconut…”

Individual Key Lime Cheesecakes
Yield: 12 servings / each serving = 254 calories, 5g net carbs

16 ounces organic cream cheese, room temperature
2 large organic eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup organic sour cream
1/4 C. Swerve + 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia
1/4 teaspoon sea … Read more