​​​​​​​cranberry swirl pound cake

​​​​​​​cranberry swirl pound cake

This is a moist, orange scented pound cake with pools of tart, jammy cranberries in every slice. The cake is quick to make, simple enough for a late breakfast, and it perfumes the house to smell like the holiday season. Like most pound cakes, it gets better with a day or two, so it makes a wonderful holiday gift for friends, neighbors, teachers and family. 

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pound cake with roasted strawberry fennel compote

pound cake with roasted strawberry fennel compote

A dense, moist, tender crumbed pound cake is dolloped with the perfect spring compote: ripe, juicy strawberries roasted with fennel and vanilla, and brightened with lemon. This dessert is a concentrated taste of the season's ripest strawberries and most aromatic fennel bulbs-- and one that you should absolutely try. 

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lemon poppy seed loaf cake

lemon poppy seed loaf cake

Most lemon poppy seed muffins are dry, sugary, and flavorless. They leave a lot to be desired. But today, we're not talking about those small, dry muffins with gummy tops that are served at free hotel breakfasts. Today I'm sharing a lemon poppy seed loaf cake with an electric lemon glaze and a moist, tender crumb. This cake taught me to give lemon poppy seed another chance-- and I hope it will do the same for you!

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