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Lucious Lemon Curd Layer Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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Lucious Lemon Curd Layer Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting ingredients2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour1 1/3 cups sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup vegetable oil5 large eggs, separated3/4 cup fresh orange juice3 tablespoons orange zest1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar1 jar Lemon Curd, I like Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Butter Cream Frosting Garnish: Candied Lemon Slices Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 4 ingredients in bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add oil, egg yolks, and orange juice. Beat at medium-high speed 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Stir in zest.
2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into flour mixture. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
3. Bake at 350° for 17 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks…

One adorable Kate Spade dress three different looks!

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Clothes are my passion, my love! I just had to share my favorite dress of this spring/summer season, a fabulously versatile Kate Spade leopard dot tie back dress that I just fell in love with. I get euphoric just thinking about wearing this dress, it’s just perfect for me. The moment I saw this dress on line I got that special rush when I see something that I know I had to have, it had my name all over it. I booked it to my nearest Kate Spade store to see if the dress had made an appearance in their newly arrived  collection. As soon as I entered the store my eyes went right to the dress. Much to my despair only two sizes were left, two and six. I tried on the six which was too big, unusual since I find Kate Spade dresses are cut small. No size four in the store so I gave the two a try and to my surprise a perfect fit. I was delighted that not only did the dress fit, it was just outstanding on me. Quickly I whipped out my credit card securing this beauty for me.


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Outrageous Triple Chocolate Salted Caramel Nut Cake

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Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. If you love chocolate this cake is for you. My inspiration for this outrageous chocolate cake was chocolate salted caramel candy. I have to admit  I seemed to get a little carried away. Warring this cake is very rich eat accordingly! Truly a show stopping cake worth a few calories.
 CAKE2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon table salt1 1/2 cups butter, softened at room temperature3 cups granulated sugar5 large eggs, at room temperature1 1/4 cups buttermilk2 teaspoons instant espresso2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate morsels1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup caramel sauce   CHOCOLATE GLAZE3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels3 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon light corn syrup1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractWHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE3/4 cup white chocolate chips 3 tablespoon cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar TOPPING1/2 cup caramel sauce1 tablespoon sea salt  1/2 cup choppe…