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For Mother’s Day I wanted to make a new dessert.  I saw this recipe for a Strawberry and Prosecco Tiramisu which sounded great.  Only problem was that I ran out of time and ended up making a plain pound cake topped with a sweetened marscapone topping.  Also made a blackberry mascapone topping.  It went over so well that I had no time to take a picture of it!  Too bad because it looked so pretty with the golden yellow of the pound cake, the creamy marscapone and then the lavender of the blackberry topping.  I thought the cake was a bit dry but everyone else disagreed with me.

Pound Cake

  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare a loaf pan by using your preferred method.  I spray it with Pam and then dust a bit of sugar instead of flour
  • Beat sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Add vanilla and salt
  • Gradually add flour and beat until just mixed
  • Bake for one hour at 350, tenting if the top is browning too quickly
  • Cool 15 minutes in the pan then finish cooling on a rack

 

Sweetened Marscapone Topping

  • 8 oz marscapone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 – 2 tsp vanilla

Directions

Beat all together.  I used my hand held electric mixer and it whipped it up so it was nice and creamy.

 

Blackberry Marscapone Topping

  • 8 oz marscapone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blackberries, rinsed and patted dry

Directions

Beat all together using hand held electric mixer until smooth.  There will be some pieces of blackberry that don’t get pureed but that’s okay.

 

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My daughter Hannah decided that we should all have breakfast together as a family.  Not a bad idea since Spring sports are wrecking havoc on our eating dinner together as a family.  The other day she requested that I bake muffins for breakfast.  I asked what flavor and after a bit of thought she said Lemon Blackberry please.  I’ve made blackberry muffins before but those have cinnamon and no lemon.  Off to the internet to find a recipe for Lemon Blackberry Muffins.  There were tons!  I finally settled on one.  Of course I made a few tiny tweaks but that’s okay.  I am hoping that I am getting comfortable enough with the basic muffin recipe to start playing and developing my own.

UPDATE:  I can’t find the recipe I used.  I know it had 2 eggs, 1 cup of blackberries, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon and yogurt.  I mixed white flour with whole wheat white flour and in the end they were delicious but I am mad at myself for misplacing the recipe.  Hopefully I can find it but I do have a picture of them!

 

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