Desserts

Betty's Pumpkin Love

Betty’s Pumpkin Love

Serves: 5-6

Time: about 2 hrs total

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Streusel Spreaders

I have to hand it to Betty’s, even the name sounds delicious. Who wouldn’t want to eat something called pumpkin love on a cold fall day? It promises a cozy hug in pumpkin form and actually, it delivers. This dessert is one of my husband’s favorites (which, given his sweet tooth is a bit of a long list, but it’s definitely up there in the top 10.) and it’s inspired by a dessert called “pumpkin love” (ie pumpkin custard with a streusel topping) served at a local hip restaurant called Betty’s.

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Plum Cake

Plum Cake

Serves: 5-6

Time: About 1 hr

Kid Friendly Tasks: Plum Picker

So this is my favorite cake and I am not one to say that lightly because I love cake and am generally not fussy as to what kind This is damn good cake. Like seriously good. It’s a combination of a coffee cake, with its notes of cinnamon and butter and a jam filled cake with its wonderful layer of rich plums.

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Brownies

Basic Brownies

Serves: 4

Time: 10+35 Cooking Time

Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Chocolate Taster

Basic Brownies. The title says it all. These are the brownies that you make when you just want something basic, chocolaty and comforting. They haven’t been dressed up with nuts, caramel or frosting. They are simply good brownies, the kind that everyone loves to eat.

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Sour Cream Doughnut Cake

Iced Sour Cream Doughnut Cake

Serves: 4

Time: 1 hr(ish)

Kid Friendly Tasks: Sprinkles!

I love sour cream in cake. It’s a bit like adding pudding. It makes things richer, creamier and just a touch more dense…

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Dessert Crepes

Dessert Crepes

Serves: 4

Time: 5 mins prep + 4 hr resting

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Stirring the Batter

These crepes aren’t just about a fast weeknight dessert to use up some leftover batter. They also make a wonderful breakfast anytime. Omit the Nutella (or not…) and fill with fresh fruit and you have a very tasty cousin to a pancake. My other favorite use of sweet crepes is for a picnic breakfast!

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