Cream cheese butter cake!

I’m only a day late on posting for my baking group this week! Whee!! I give all credit for my almost-timeliness to the simplicity of this cake. Easy to put together in an afternoon between weeding and laundry (which, along with baking, pretty much = zen for me). Unlike most of Rose’s butter cakes, this one includes cream cheese, inspired by her pie crust. And her pie crust is pretty much the best pie crust there ever was, so it’s not surprising that this cake is gooood.

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Flaky Cream Cheese Scones

I loaded up this page to write up the post, then went to my google photos account to download my pictures, because my computer is refusing to recognize that I’ve plugged in my phone tonight. Then Google photos asked me if I wanted it to show me memories from this week in past years, and I clicked on it, and that was a mistake, because now I’m looking at pictures of Grandpa, who passed away two years ago last Thursday.

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I need an ice cream cone.

 

Um. Scones. I made them. They were, in fact, quick and easy. I skipped the dried fruit (cranberries or blueberries) because I was feeling lazy and didn’t have any on hand. There were 8 of them. Sometime between Friday’s lunch and Monday morning’s breakfast, they all disappeared. I can’t fathom where they might have gone. Jay managed to get one of them before they all disappeared. He said they were biscuit-like. I guess that’s good?

Cutting in the cream cheese
Cutting in the cream cheese
Rest of the ingredients
Rest of the ingredients
Smooshed butter
Smooshed butter “flakes”?
Ready for the oven
Ready for the oven
Mmm.. wait. You said there were 8?
Mmm.. wait. You said there were 8?

Buttered scones for tea. Or maybe just buttered scones for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. I guess mid-afternoon snack could otherwise be known as “tea”. Yup, I’m a lumberjack, and I’m ok.

Banana Refrigerator Cake with Dreamy Creamy White Chocolate Frosting

Mmmm.. bananas. I love banana cake, because it’s a good excuse to eat cake for breakfast. What? Why do you look at me like that? Hey, it’s better than when someone’s broken the build at work and everyone gets doughnuts for breakfast.

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Classic Carrot Cake

…with Dreamy Creamy White Chocolate Frosting. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

I’m sitting here finishing off the last lonely piece that my co-workers left behind, listening to the train running by just across the street. This recipe was really easy. The hardest part was probably washing the food processor twice. Once after grating the carrots, and again after making the frosting.

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