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The best desserts can be the easiest. Fresh berries are probably the very easiest dessert, but making some shortcakes to showcase them is next in line. The Lemon Shortcakes with Mixed Berries from The Ungourmet are easy to make and a great way to serve any kind of berries. The lightly lemony cakes (scones, really) are made with white whole wheat flour to make them ... Read More »

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It’s nice when a cheesecake comes with a crust that adds a little something besides just graham cracker flavor. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just that you can really make a good cheesecake a lot more interesting by infusing another element into it. For instance, Cookin’ Canuck made Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust. The crust uses grahams and spicy gingersnaps, and ... Read More »

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Coffee lovers will immediately be inspired by Love and Olive Oil‘s Mud Pie with Homemade Decaf Coffee Ice Cream because of the creamy coffee filling of the pie. You can’t buy decaf coffee ice cream in the freezer case at your grocery store, but you can make it at home. It’s as easy as infusing an ice cream base with lots of decaf coffee beans. ... Read More »

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I recently had some ginger scones while I was out at a brunch, and while they were good, I bet that they weren’t as good as Everybody Likes Sandwiches‘ Ginger Whole Wheat Scones. Scones just taste their best when they are fresh and homemade. These scones use whole wheat flour and yogurt, so they are a bit healthier than your standard white flour and cream ... Read More »

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I’d say it was just the effect of my tropical vacation that made Desserts for Breakfast‘s Passionfruit Whoopie Pies appeal to me, but the truth is that I like passionfruit any time. These chocolaty whoopie pies sandwich a creamy, fruity filling that is made with vanilla frosting and passion fruit curd. The curd is homemade, with passion fruit juice or passion fruit nectar (which you ... Read More »

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Hummingbird cake has a sweet name and an even sweeter flavor, using bananas, pineapple, cinnamon, pecans and vanilla in a cake that really is unlike any other. Paris Pastry‘s Hummingbird Cake is a beautiful, layered afair that makes a great party cake. The ultra-moist cake is topped off with cream cheese frosting that goes well with all the fruity flavors in the cake itself. This ... Read More »

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Easter is right around the corner, and while you can buy a bunch of chocolate eggs, you can also follow along with Not Martha‘s instructions for making Chocolate Easter Surprise Eggs. These treats are hollow chocolate eggs made by filling real, hollowed out eggshells with melted chocolate. A few candies and other little goodies inside of the hollow eggs make these a lot like Kinder ... Read More »

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Although they’re baked in a special mold, madelines are really little more than small cakes and bakers shouldn’t be intimidated to take them on. Annie’s Eats recently whipped up a simple batch of Coconut Madelines. The recipe is quick and easy to make, and produces a tender cake that has lots of shredded coconut inside. It also uses just a little coconut extract (rum might ... Read More »

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