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Sponge Cake

Nothing better than a classic soft & fluffy sponge cake. I got this recipe from my mom who got it from an old coworker of hers from New York. I remember first trying this recipe when I was a little kid and thought it was bland (because there was no icing). Now that Im a full grown adult I can say that although it might not be my favorite type of cake, this may be hands down the best sponge cake you will try. Tips: Using room temperature eggs is best when making sponge cakes and will whip the eggs faster than cold eggs.    Equipment: Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer Standard Tube Pan    Sponge Cake: 1 1/4 cup...

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Coffee Cake Muffins

Do you like muffins? I asked a close friend of mine if they liked muffins. Their response was “No, it’s like eating a cupcake with no frosting” 🤭. Although I have to slightly agree, I have grown to love muffins and I want to share this easy versatile muffin recipe! I’ve used this recipe to make blueberry & chocolate chip muffins. Minus the addition of adding complimentary flavors like orange & lemon for the blueberry muffins or cinnamon for the chocolate chip muffins. For now I’ll share with you how to make my personal favorite, coffee cake muffins.   Equipment: Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer Muffin Pan Bowls Tips: For bakery styled/domed muffins bake each muffin in every other muffin...

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Blueberry Pop tarts

Finally, homemade pop tarts that actually taste like pop tarts. This recipe is so versatile, you'll be making pop tarts for days! If I were to describe the texture, it reminds me of a shortbread cookie but not as crumbly, still firm enough to hold and break in half just like a pop tart. I wasn't expecting this recipe to get so much attention. Im hoping that you guys enjoy these pop tarts as much as I did! Equipment: Rolling Pin Pizza Cutter/Pastry Wheel/Knife Measuring Tape/Ruler Mixing Bowls Cookie Sheet Small Pot Tips:  Swap out the fruits for your favorite alternative (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries etc.) No need to make the jam. Use your favorite store bought jam. For the icing,...

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Nutella-Stuffed Hazelnut Cookies

Ferrero Rocher or these cookies? No matter which one you choose you’ll be hit with the same flavor profiles. I’ve always wondered what a Ferrero Rocher truffle would taste like in cookie form and these cookies have satisfied my tastebuds. A double chocolate cookie base filled with Nutella and rolled in chopped roasted hazelnuts. I finished them off with some chocolate but that was optional. These cookies are the perfect balance of sweetness, bitterness from the chocolate and texture from the roasted hazelnuts and soft cookie.  Equipment: #24 Cookie scoop Cookie sheet Stand mixer or hand mixer  Piping bag Tips:  Double chocolate cookies bake faster than plain cookie dough. The middle should look shiny and the outside of the cookies should...

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Blueberry Buckle Crumb Cake

This cake holds a special place in my heart. This specific recipe is the first recipe made on my own. I was around 10 years old and I wanted to make a cake for my godfather for Father’s Day. From then on, I made this cake every time my godfather asked me to make it! I’ve made a couple of tweaks over the years but I finally managed to perfect it to my liking!  Equipment: Stand mixer or hand mixer Loaf Pan  Tips: Take a couple tablespoons of the flour mixture to coat the blueberries. This will prevent the blueberries from sinking and minimalist bursting when folding the blueberries in the batter.  Blueberry Buckle Recipe:  1/4 cup softened butter(salted) 3/4...

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