Condensed Milk Pound Cake

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We should eat cake

You know, since it’s almost bikini season and all that jazzy-ness!!

Heh. Bikinis … such a joke.

They’re such itty-bitty, stress inducing son of a guns.

I saw we forget our worries and fill the voids of our life with delicious – dense Condensed Milk pound cake?!?!

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Obvs.  Like there is another rational option. Hiiii – and life is all about balance ( no, not a slice of cake in each hand … hehehe )

This cake is lightly sweetened, crazy smooth, and extremely dense – it would make the perfect base for a strawberry short cake,– or loaded with ice cream on top, or a fruit trifle!! Side note … every time I hear the world trifle – I think of Destiney’s child – You triflin’, good for nothing type of brother….. Silly me, why haven’t I found another? Stop it, don’t tell me, you don’t listen to a little Destiney’s child now and then.

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Maybe you don’t maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m super addicted to 90’s music right now .. Maybe this post is super random and I should stop babbling and just get to the cake recipe.

Done.

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Condensed Milk Pound Cake

  •  1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup Margarine at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

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 Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8½ x 4½ inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  4. In the bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each egg until well blended. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and lemon juice to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn the pound cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

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Sooo … I guess I have a thing with cookies.

But I also have a things with sprinkles … they’re sooo sprinkly and make me so happy. I need a little cheering up the temperature and weather outside is just straight up cray-cray for April. As I type this, it’s hailing!
HAIL?!? Mother nature, I want sunshine – I want to wear new sunglasses, open toe sandals ( note :get a pedi) and flowy dresses.

Mother nature, stop being a mother – heh- or I’ll throw sprinkles at you.

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And because I’ve already made these funfetti cookies, I only did the most natural thing and added cereal to the mix.

 Hola, fruitloops. I remember growing up, watching care bears – saved by the bell and hello the entire TGIF line up with a big box of fruitloops by my side – just munching away.

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Also, can we talk about all the colours happening here. Ahhhh – food, or art?!? That’s me, being totally full of myself … but it’s sooo peeerrrdy.

I’ll stop. Let’s make cookies!!

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Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

 ½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all -purpose flour

¾ cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/3 cup sprinkles,

1/3 cup fruitloop cereal , broken into pieces ( not crushed)

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Directions:

In a large bowl cream the softened butter and sugars, until fluffy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Add dry ingredients, to wet.

Once combined, divide dough into 2 equal(ish) parts.

Fold in sprinkles, into one half of the dough.

Fold in fruitloops in the other half.

Scoop out each dough into large a larger ball

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Next take 1 of each dough ball and combine, making a larger ball.

Chill dough for at least 2 hours, on your cookie sheet ( overnight is best, but 2 hours will do).

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Bake chilled cookie dough for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie tray for at least 2 minutes, before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

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 Happy cookie eaaattting – also, please let me know/send me pictures / tag me on Instagram if you add these to a bowl of milk and eat it like cereal. I’ll be honestly tempted to track you down and want to both be your BFF and hug you … you know, in a class – not too creepy way.