Coffee Cake Pound Cake

 

Coffee Cake Pound Cake

Pound cakes originated in Europe in the first half of the 18th century and originally weighed 4 pounds! That was because a traditional pound cake contained one pound each of sugar, butter, flour and eggs.


Here’s my take on pound cake:  If I could get away with it, I would slice it horizontally about 1/4 of an inch below the crusty top, take the top part and leave the rest of it for everyone else.  Frankly, I love the taste of a pound cake, but find most of them too thick and a little on the dry side.  That’s why I usually make a simple glaze to add some moisture.

On the other hand, coffee cake is one of my favorite cakes because of the streusel topping.  What if a pound cake and coffee cake got married?  That’s exactly what happened in my coffee cake pound cake.

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That Extra Boost with MAX from MAXWELL HOUSE

 


Coffee…….that warm liquid goodness is a saving grace of mine. I know, I know. I am that person; I can’t get through the day without my cup of coffee. Yes, I am that person that can’t start my morning without that first cup of joe. Yes, don’t talk to me til that coffee is brewed.

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Coffee Infused French Toast

 

Breakfast has always been a favorite of mine. Sadly, I have an aversion to eggs, so my options are usually limited for breakfast meals. Luckily, I found my breakfast soulmate: French toast. I’ve spent years eating French toast for breakfast but up until recently, it never occurred to me to combine my favorite breakfast and favorite drink. So, I give you coffee infused French toast.


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Orange Glazed Garlic Meatballs

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Meatballs are one of my husband’s favorite meals. I had to include them in our Tapas Date Night that I put together in our backyard for some much needed quality time.

These meatballs are so savory and sweet at the same time. We love a lot of garlic, and the orange glaze fit right into our small plates dining for the night.  The orange glaze is really easy to prepare and makes such a difference. Meatballs are such yummy meal, but this gives it another spin for your regular meatball. You will not be able to stop eating these.


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