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Strawberry Muffins or Cake

  • 5

Every time I have someone try these muffins, I get the comment “Wow, you can really taste the strawberries in these!” followed by the question “Do you use real strawberries?” Yes, I do. :)

I might be biased because I love strawberries, but these are definitely one of my very favorite muffins. And as a cake topped with stawberry frosting, it makes a really nice and different dessert.

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Vanilla Muffins

  • 4

This is a variation on my Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins. Both recipes are great for when you have only the bare baking basics lying around. While these may seem to have a simple and straightforward flavor, these muffins turn out sweet and tasty on their own, and are also very versatile if you want to top them off with frosting. Try them with cream cheese, chocolate or strawberry.

My siblings would probably be interested in knowing that these turn out pretty similar to our mom’s family recipe for reception cake.

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Carrot Cake or Muffins

  • 4.5

I don’t know about you, but I hate raisins. Why do they have to always ruin my desserts? And nuts? I’m not a big fan. It seems there doesn’t exist a carrot cake recipe that doesn’t include one or both of these. It’s something about the cake needing them for the texture or some silly business like that.

Well, I say hogwash! It can be done! Carrot cake lovers and raisin/nut haters, search no more!

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Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 5

So easy to make and so delicious. Cream cheese frosting is pretty versatile and can make so many cakes refreshingly different. Try it on carrot cake, chocolate cake, spice cake, strawberry shortcake or my blueberry muffins. That is, if you can keep yourself from eating all of it up with a spoon!

While frosting is generally pretty heavy and dense, this recipe makes a much lighter and fluffier frosting that you would expect.

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