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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.

cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

layer cakes

 

 

 

 

 

down home faves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

perfect for potlucks

 

 

 

 

 

fun for a dinner party or holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

individual chocolate sumpins

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Occasion Desserts

Sometimes you’re looking for a dessert that’s a little over the top. That would be these – my favorite desserts for Holidays, Birthdays & Company. I hope you’ll find something you like here; most are a little more complicated than our everyday sweets, a few are drop dead simple and all are scrumptious!

special cakes for celebrations or company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

extravagant cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

favorite cheesecakes

 

 

 

 

 

elegant endings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

frozen desserts

 

 

 

 

 

individual chocolate sumpins

 

 

 

 

 

special pies & tarts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m taking this compilation of recipes over to Fiesta Friday 173, put on this week by the intrepid beach comber, Angie and her two co-hosts: Lindy @ Love In The Kitchen and Paula @ Her Life Is Love. I’m sensing love in the air, this week. It just takes a second to click over and visit and see all the great link-ups.

White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Do you want a big, delicious bakery style cookie just chock full of chocolate and toffee like these White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies? I betchya do. Even if you didn’t know it before now.

White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies

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Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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. Over the top and out of bounds, hands down, this is one of my all time faves. This spring, I’m rewriting & reposting with new photos. (Look at the pic at the bottom of the page and you’ll see why! And besides, you need this for Mother’s day!!)

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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Sabayon Lemon Tart

I’ve got a treat for everyone, today! A lovely lemon tart that I’m calling a Sabayon Lemon Tart. It’s beautiful, bright, and creamy & dreamy.

Sabayon Lemon Tart adapted from Thomas Keller

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Easy Pat in Pan Sugar Cookie Tart Shell

This super simple, stir together, pat in the pan tart shell sounded just too, too simple to be so good. But it is, and best of all it tastes like a big ol’ sugar cookie!

Sabayon Lemon Tart – this has my easy pat in the pan tart shell.

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Banoffee Pie

I remember hearing about Banoffee Pie decades ago – but what I didn’t know then was just how EASY this is to make. And it’s soooo Caramelly Toffee Banana goodness. A shortbread crust, a good thick layer of Dulce de Leche, bananas and whipping cream touched with coffee. All those wasted years…

Banoffee Pie

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