Blueberry Coffee Cake with Coconut Streusel

Light and tender coffee cake filled with lots of fresh blueberries and topped with a toasted coconut streusel. www.lemonsforlulu.com

A tender coffee cake with lots of fresh blueberries and the most perfect coconut streusel!   I don’t remember how old I was when I first learned to ride a bike.  I do remember my dad teaching me at the baseball fields at school.  I can even remember the moment he let go and I realized I was going it alone.  The strange thing is, I never really learned how to break to stop the bike.  That information is quite embarrassing and I’m not … Continue reading →

Coconut Key Lime Cake

Coconut Key Lime Cake | lemonsforlulu.com

A two layer coconut cake with a tart key lime filling! When I was a kid, May 4 was a big deal.  This would mark the beginning of my birthday countdown.  This meant that I had exactly two months until everyone I knew would celebrate ME.  I’d mentally plan my party, my gifts, my cake, and my birthday dinner.  I have always loved birthdays!  Especially my own.  From May 5th to July 4th, I’d completely annoy every … Continue reading →

Strawberry Tiramisu Angel Food Cake

Strawberry Tiramisu Angel Food Cake

Strawberry desserts are perfect this time of year! This angel food cake is a light dessert that combines strawberries as well as mascarpone, Kahlua and lady fingers-all the ingredients for a classic Italian Tiramisu! I don't make cakes that often.  I prefer cupcakes like these Cherry Coke cupcakes to be honest.  They are easier to decorate for one thing.  All you need are the right decorating tips then you can swirl … Continue reading →

Bailey’s Chocolate Roll

Bailey's Chocolate Roll

One more St. Patty's Day treat for you!  Chocolate Roll with a Bailey's whipped filling! I've been on a roll (sorry, I couldn't resist) with my liqueur laden desserts!  We just polished off the last crumbs of our Kahlua chocolate cookies and here I am wooing you with this Bailey's filled chocolate roll!  I make no apologies.  This cake is GOOD! I am actually not big on potent potables.  My beverage of choice is water.   Not nearly as exciting … Continue reading →

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cherry Filling   i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful, you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest … Continue reading →

Baklava Bites

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There are certain things you MUST like if you are Greek.  You must like Greek coffee,  Ouzo, Feta cheese, olive oil and baklava. Growing up, my mom would make baklava each Christmas.  The honey drenched, nut filled triangles adorned our cookie trays for most of my childhood.  Now that we are older, my mom has decided it was time to pass the reigns to one of her kids.  Problem is, it's a lot of work!  I can make baklava, I just choose not too. … Continue reading →

Cookie Dough Truffle Cake Balls

Cookie Dough Truffle Cake Balls

Annnnnd...this week's Iron Chef Mom is at Growing Up Gabel. Head over there Tuesday to link up your favorite CINNAMON recipes! Not sure what Iron Chef Mom is? Click here for details.   I've developed a love for stuffed food.   It started as a tiny little seed a few months ago when I made cake batter bark brownies.    But now it's sort of a secret obsession. I blame Hayley, The Domestic Rebel and her out-of-bounds creations! … Continue reading →

Cake Batter Bark Blondies

Cake Batter Bark Blondies www.lemonsforlulu.com

Did you feel it?  The chill in the air this weekend???  Yahoo!  I'm so excited, fall is around the corner!  I love summer and I know in just a few short months, I will be longing for the heat and the sunshine.  But for now, I'm so ready for bulky sweatshirt season!!!  Come on, you all know what I'm talking about.  There's something so liberating about wearing long, bulky sweatshirts  over elastic waist yoga pants! In about six weeks, I will be … Continue reading →

Strawberry, Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry, Strawberry Shortcake

I am not a big fan of strawberry shortcake ( the dessert or the character-I always preferred Blueberry Muffin).  I do like parts of the dessert, mainly the sweetened strawberries and the cream.  It's the biscuit that does me in.  To me, biscuits are to be buttered and used to sop up something savory, like gravy. I like the IDEA of strawberry shortcake, however.  So I thought of a way to re-create the dessert that suits my own tastes.  I love … Continue reading →