Showing posts from May, 2015

Lucious Lemon Curd Layer Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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!

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

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…