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Maple Cream Cheese Icing

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Atop my delicious banana bread, or even eaten by the spoonful, this maple cream cheese icing is so indulgent, creamy, buttery and decadent. But I am warning you, you won’t be able to eat just one bite…  Read more

Basic, Creamy Cheesecake

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So far on this blog, I have devoted my posts to cakes – pound cakes, chocolate cake, carrot cake. The list goes on. This week I am sharing with you a cake of a much different sort. In fact this is not even a cake at all.  Read more

Pecan Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting (for Italian Cream Cake)

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Cream cheese frosting is flavorful on its own, but this frosting has two additional flavor punches – pecans and coconut. The chopped pecans are toasted. Toasting nuts brings out the flavorful oils within which add a rich depth to them.  Read more

Pumpkin Cake

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Pumpkins are a type of squash that are native to North America. Their flesh, along with their seeds and even flowers, are edible and used in a variety of cooking applications, both sweet and savory. They are very high in vitamin A, making them a healthy, as well as a tasty ingredient. In the United States, pumpkins are most popular around Fall, being used decoratively as well as in recipes for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.  Read more

Even Better (!) Cooked Flour Frosting (with flavor variations & Vegan option)

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Lemon Zing Bundt Cake

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Having posted a citrus cake, chiffon-style a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to share with you a citrus-y butter cake as well. I have not done a bundt cake, yet, on Leelabean Bakes, so this Lemon Zing Bundt Cake seemed the perfect recipe. Lemon is such an ideal warm-weather flavor that I do hope you love this recipe as much as I do and continue to enjoy it as the weather gets warmer. Read more

Smooth, Lush Cream Cheese Frosting (Peanut Butter & Nutella Variations)

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Cream cheese frosting, not unlike a lot of American frostings, is made with confectioner’s sugar. Confectioner’s sugar, also knows as powdered sugar and 10x (indicating the finer crystals) usually contains a bit of cornstarch to improve the consistency and prevent caking that may occur.

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

March 4th was National Pound Cake Day. What better cake to make for this week’s post than a delicious, satisfying pound cake? Pound cake seems an unusual name for a cake. Does the cake weigh a pound when it’s baked? Does one gain a pound after having eaten this cake? Actually, pound cake refers to the ingredients used in making it. Original recipes, dating back to the 1700’s in Britain, require a pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. These ratios would have produced a lot of cake – enough for a few families and the cake would have been quite heavy and dense.

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Velvety Smooth Cream Cheese Frosting

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