Strawberry-Filled Vanilla Layer Cake with {Stabilized} Whipped Cream Frosting

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Strawberry-Filled Vanilla Cake with {Stabilized} Whipped Cream Frosting

In my home, desserts are just as seasonal as any other food.

It would be strange to have a hearty beef stew for dinner in the middle of summer, and it would be all but unheard of (except for a birthday celebration) to have a rich, heavy chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Summer calls for fresher, lighter fare all around…dessert included.

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45 Springtime Desserts That Are Perfect for Easter

45 Springtime Dessserts That Are Perfect for Easter

In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting from An Edible Mosaic and Flourless Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting from Diethood; on the right, top to bottom: Blueberry Crisp from Taste, Love, & Nourish, Vanilla-Almond Pound Cake with Easy Strawberry-Rose Sauce from An Edible Mosaic, and Springtime Cupcakes from Kailey’s Kitchen. You might have noticed that I’ve been posting more of these round-up type posts lately. I actually just meant to post one spring-themed round-up post, but…...

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Jam-Topped Spiced Honey Cake

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A while ago a friend asked me for a honey cake recipe for Rosh Hashanah. But not just any old honey cake recipe. She said she’d had enough mediocre and even unpleasant honey cakes to last a lifetime. Complaining that most cakes were too dry, too sweet, too heavily spiced, or not spiced heavily enough, she asked me for the perfect recipe. She even threatened to swear off honey cake altogether if I didn’t give her one. Well, I couldn’t let that happen....

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Vanilla-Almond Pound Cake with Easy Strawberry-Rose Sauce

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Beautiful buttery-golden pound cake, faintly flavored with vanilla and almond, is the perfect summer dessert. It’s simple and pretty, not to mention it’s a fantastic vessel for topping with some of summer’s beautiful bounty: fresh strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, or cherries....

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Golden Vanilla-Fig Cake

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The first time I had a fresh fig was in Damascus on mine and Mike’s honeymoon. Mike and I were served a platter of fruit (it’s the standard fare served after a big meal there…not really dessert, since that comes later. More like an after-dinner treat). A few ripe, very tempting figs rested on an ornately designed silver platter. One fig was cut in half, its deep red, juicy interior exposed; it looked soft and sweet and was practically calling out to be eaten. One bite and I was sold; that was all it took to ensure I turn into a fig-crazed maniac until I […]...

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Caramel Apple Cake

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I can be such a party pooper when it comes to surprises. Every year before his birthday, I spend weeks searching for the perfect gift for Mike, which I buy in secret and then stash away. This is all wasted energy really, since I always, always tell him what it is before his birthday (really, it’s sort-of a windfall for him). At Christmas I’m no better. I’ve been known to bribe my sister with Tim Hortons coffee (her favorite) and homemade muffins for information on gifts. I can’t help it, lol…the anticipation is too much for me!...

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I think I remember Ina Garten once saying that dessert is the most memorable part of dinner…she’s so right, dessert is the real deal breaker, the thing that takes an ordinary dinner and makes it wonderful or a good dinner and makes it outstanding. Like most people out there, I’m a dessert lover, so I was thrilled to recently receive a copy of Michel Richard’s Sweet Magic to review. The name of this book immediately drew me in; after reading it, I realized just how appropriately named it is. What else but magic could cause a few simple ingredients to come together so harmoniously?...

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