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Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

The cake, itself, is fantastic but that brown butter maple bourbon glaze will make you swoon! Hard to believe just a little glaze totally takes this over the top but it does.

Well, some of you may have noticed I’ve been a little awol over the past few weeks. After my fave octogenarians, the folks, moved into a gorgeous assisted living center, their house was settled and I came back to the Twin Cities – along with Homer & Chance, of course.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze
Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

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Original Blackberry Torte

Easy, delish Blackberry Torte (adapted from Marion Burros, NYT) just make it! :)

I’ve been making little summer cakes all summer long, and one I especially wanted to make was the famous Original Plum Torte by Marion Burros of the New York Times. The times published this recipe every year from 1983 to 1989 and pledges every year the recipe will be available to all.

Original Blackberry Torte
Original Blackberry Torte – a riff off of Marion Burros Original Plum Torte

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Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

Easy dessert featuring blueberries (or other fruit). It's a beautiful thing, loaded with blueberries and simply fabulous.

It must be a really good year for blueberries and I swear I’ve made a ton of blueberry desserts – some with success, some not. This Blueberry Nectarine Buckle was perfect (even if the pics aren’t the greatest) and just loaded with fruit.

Blueberry Nectarine Buckle
Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

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Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside Down Cake - this one is different & has caramelly goodness and cake that actually tastes good! The BEST peach upside down cake.

It seems like I’ve been doing a lot with desserts lately, partially because I updated all my dessert menus which took weeks! So, in way of saying thanks for your patience about post after post, I’m posting another dessert! Peach Upside Down Cake.

Peach Upside Down Cake
Peach Upside Down Cake – Impossibly good, caramelly deliciousness.

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes: A gooey yellow cake batter is smothered by rich buttercream. Perfect for a Holiday!!

I so hoped to get these darling Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes out last week because I thought they’d be perfect for the 4th of July. I think they’d be perfect for any summer party, though, decorated however you’d like. These you’ll want to pin!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake
Ice Cream Cone Cupcake – Filled with home-made cake and frosted with Buttercream

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Desserts: Cakes & Cupcakes

Here’s my collection of cakes and cupcakes, some old family recipes and some new favorites – there’s a little something for almost any occasion whether it’s just for family, for birthdays or for special occasions. I hope you’ll find something you like.












layer cakes






casual cakes











down home faves











perfect for potlucks






fun for a dinner party or holiday











individual chocolate sumpins






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Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce. Not a "looker" of a recipe but you'll forgive that at the first taste!

Every spring I hafta make this coffee cake and this is not just any old coffee cake, it’s my Rhubarb Coffee Cake with a Vanilla Streusel and to top it all off, a Vanilla Sauce. Did you get all that? It’s a one, two, three punch of sweet tart goodness.

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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