Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze

I was walking around today and got the greatest urge to bake a cake. And not just any cake; I specifically wanted to make a lemon-poppy seed cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting.

I also really wanted the pride that came along with making some kind of recipe of my own, so I went for it, and here is the delicious results. Although the frosting came out more like a glaze, it is still good and still really worth making. Since I didn’t need a lot of cake, this recipe only makes one cake round and enough glaze to cover it. You can multiply the ingredients by the number of layers you want to make a stacked cake. I apologize for the long recipe name.

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Marshmallow-Lemon Snowdrifts

Usually I leave the cookie making up to other members of my family, but this year, my mom and I decided to contribute to the group by trying out this cookie. We are both a big fan of citrus flavored things, and this cookie has a good citrus bite to complement the sugar cookie and marshmallow frosting. They were a bit labor intensive for a cookie, but the result is worth it.

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Blueberry Maple Muffin

It has taken a few posts, but I’m finally at a baking recipe. Which is really shocking, because I love to bake, but I guess a girl has to eat real food as well. My food systems lab made these when we made Updated Mac and CheeseĀ , but I still don’t know how I feel about the two being paired together. In my opinion, these muffins are much better suited for a brunch or as a mildly sweet dessert paired with a glass of milk.

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