Lemon Bundt Cake with Raspberry Rose Glaze

Lemon bundt with raspberry rose glaze

This lemon bundt cake with raspberry glaze steals the show! The moist, fragrant lemon bundt is fully glazed with ultra-flavorful raspberry glaze. Do it for Mom, do it for you, do it for anyone you want to wow. I sort of surprised myself, and not in a good way. Let me preface what I’m about…

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Lebanese Sfouf Cake

Lebanese Sfouf cake with turmeric

Lebanese sfouf cake is a very simple, oil-based yellow cake, given its technicolor with turmeric–sfouf is beloved by the Lebanese, to enjoy with coffee or tea (not, at least according this dessert-eater, for dessert…). Sfouf cake includes a short list of ingredients and is egg-free.  The most typical, classic of Lebanese cakes seem to include…

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Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes (made with laban!)

Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes, MaureenAbood.com

Frosted chocolate cupcakes made with yogurt are a knockout–moist, tender, with fabulous, complex flavor. Maybe it’s because Lent is around the corner, and the very thought of fasting makes one, well, VERY HUNGRY. Maybe it’s because out of all of the incredibly good birthday cakes we’ve eaten during our winter birthday cake season over here,…

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Strawberry Cream Cake

Strawberry cream cake with whipped cream and topped with berries

Strawberry Cream Cake is a love song to fresh strawberries, just-picked! So fragrant and light, similar to strawberry shortcake, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser. On a drive up north here in Michigan, we recently heard a TED talk about the Blue Zones. These are the few communities around the world that have something important in…

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Fluffy White (Flag) Cake with Buttercream, an adventure

Fluffy White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

This is the Flag Cake to know and love! Simplify easily by using cake mix but my homemade buttercream is a must! We have a whole bunch of new readers here at Rose Water & Orange Blossoms, which is why I’m both thrilled—and mortified!—to welcome you with . . . cake. Thrilled because, well, you’re…

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Pie, Tart, and Galette recipes for Thanksgiving

Stack of favorite pie plates, Maureen Abood

  I’ve always enjoyed the menu daydream, wherein I allow myself to gaze away from the computer for a moment and construct a luscious meal, soup to nuts. In my Chicago office, that took place out the 8th floor window looking north across Monroe Street. Now, thanks God, the view is out the kitchen window…

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Strawberry Rose Cheesecake Recipe, with labneh

I was on the hunt for strawberries for all kinds of reasons. Number one: the presence of strawberries at the farmer’s market Up North would mean that the soil, the air, the sun and sky were, at long long last, generous enough to give us a taste of summer. Secondly, last Friday was the first…

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Dark Chocolate Cake, with Raspberry Rose Cream

This dark chocolate cake is not a typical cake texture—it is fudgy, extremely moist, and brownie-like around the edges. A spoonful of raspberry rose whipped cream on top is luscious. The cake and cream pull together swiftly and ahead of time, and please pretty much everyone who ever comes to your table. The other night…

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Favorite Things: Angled Measuring Cups

Measuring is serious business, especially when you’re baking. Most of us don’t use our Salter scales every time we add an ingredient to the mix, so the right measuring cups are important. My mom was the one who first started using the angled measure, and once I got a hold of them, well, she had…

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Favorite Things: A smaller, taller cake pan

While few things say a party, or a birthday, like a layer cake, the ones we always made at home came out on the short and stocky side. I thought the issue was that the cake just didn’t rise like it should have while it baked, but that’s not really it. Cake recipes, and boxed…

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