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Overhead view of a loaf and two slices of spiced banana bread along with a bag of plum deluxe loose leaf tea on a wooden table.

Dutch Breakfast: A Cozy Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

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Ontbijtkoek, or “breakfast cake” as it is translated from Dutch, is a popular breakfast snack in the Netherlands. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as something you should have for breakfast every day, this spiced cake makes for a lovely seasonal treat! Today we’ll be taking a twist on the traditional version and making a […]

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Closeup of a lemon elderberry cake with a slice cut out. You can see all three yellow cake layers with purple frosting in between.

A Lemon Elderberry Cake Recipe to Boost Your Day

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We know that both lemons and elderberries are great for immune support. Similarly, cake is great for emotional support. So we thought we would support our overall well-being with a fabulous combination of lemon, elderberry, and cake. While we can’t be positive that this lemon elderberry cake recipe will actually deliver on both ideas, we […]

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Closeup side view of a summer raspberry cake topped with Norwegian raspberry snow and fresh raspberries.

Summer Raspberry Cake Recipe

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A summer raspberry cake recipe is such a delightful way to celebrate the return of sunshine, green grass, and endless blue skies. Sprightly and tart with notes of lemon and ginger and a sweet, creamy topping, this cake is a delicious blend of summer flavors, the ideal thing to take on a summer picnic. The […]

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Overhead view of an Irish apple cake with a slice cut out of it. The slice sits on a gray plate to the side.

Irish Apple Cake Recipe for Afternoon Tea

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The Irish are nearly as well known for their afternoon tea as the English are, so it only makes sense that they have their own take on afternoon tea accompaniments. This Irish Apple Cake is a perfect example of that; it’s a much more rustic and authentically Irish-style cake than the delicate style of cakes […]

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Overhead view a bundt-shaped hibiscus cake recipe on a white floral plate.

Vanilla Hibiscus Cake Recipe for Your Next Tea Party

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Hibiscus is one of those amazing things that delights with not only its taste, but also its color and fragrance. We get to celebrate two of those three things in our hibiscus cake recipe, otherwise known to us as the Magical Disappearing Color Cake. When I first made this cake, I had visions of the […]

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A slice of homemade spice cake sits on its side on a plate.

Homemade Spice Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

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You don’t really need an excuse to make an exquisite cake, but why not use these chilly fall days? We figure it’s as good an excuse as any other. We have been hard at work developing this homemade spice cake recipe to ensure that it meets all our fall flavor requirements. It was no easy […]

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Overhead view of a kuchen baked in a red cast iron pot.

Easy Kuchen Recipe with Maple Spice Filling

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Kuchen is pure comfort to me, and this easy kuchen recipe makes it so simple to whip up a fragrant cake in time for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Kuchen is simply the German word for cake, and it comes in all sorts of variations. The most popular varieties are fruity and spicy. The fruity […]

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Overhead view of a strawberry buckle cake on a blue and white platter, with a cup of tea and bag of loose leaf tea on the side.

Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle Cake

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Strawberry Buckle Cake is a lovely old-fashioned recipe from the early days of American cooking. It’s simply a coffee cake-type batter studded with fresh, seasonal fruit. Although the origin of the name is lost to time, many believe it refers to how the batter buckles around the fruit that softens and breaks down during the […]

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Overhead view of a slice of grapefruit bread resting on a blue and white plate, surrounded by a cup of tea, pewter heart scoop, loaf of bread, and bag of loose leaf tea.

Citrus and Cardamom Grapefruit Bread

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Fine summer mornings are ideal for leisurely outdoor meals of fresh fruit, endless cups of tea, and warm slices of a lovely loaf cake like grapefruit bread, bright with citrus flavor and fragrant with cardamom. Whether you’re looking for something special for a Saturday morning breakfast, or a hint of sweetness for Sunday morning brunch, […]

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Overhead view of a fruit shortcake with fresh strawberries, dusted with powdered sugar on a white plate. A cup of sugar plum tea syrup sit next to it on a wooden board.

Summertime Sugar Plum Fruit Shortcake Recipe

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Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to enjoy seasonal fruit in new ways. Try your favorite fresh fruit in this pretty fruit shortcake recipe flavored with Plum Deluxe’s own Sugar Plum tea. Creamy Drop Biscuit Shortcakes These shortcakes start with a lightly sweet cream drop biscuit made with heavy cream instead of butter. This […]

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Overhead view of an Earl Grey cheesecake on a blue floral plate, accented with ferns.

Earl Grey Cheesecake with Ginger Cookie Crust

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Earl Grey cheesecake is the new favorite cheesecake in our farmhouse these days. With its luscious fragrance that fills the whole house while it’s baking to its creamy texture and delicate flavor, we are smitten. There are many wonderful cheesecake recipes in this world, like this lovely Minty Chocolate Chip Cheesecake or these delectable Pumpkin […]

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overhead view of gourmet vanilla cupcakes in a cake tin with a bowl of whipped honey buttercream frosting and an iced cupcake on a red and white floral plate.

Gourmet Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe with Honey Buttercream Frosting

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As winter snows start to melt and bare branches burst forth with buds, this gourmet vanilla cupcakes recipe topped with a lavish swirl of whipped honey buttercream frosting is just the ticket for a celebration of spring and the hope of sunshine and warm weather. It’s a lovely treat to banish away the last vestiges […]

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a loaf of apple bread with crumb topping rests on a wooden cutting board

Apple Bread with Crumb Topping

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Consider this your new favorite coffee cake, except it’s technically a bread. This apple bread with crumb topping is so moist and sweet you probably couldn’t tell the difference any way. It’s the perfect thing for a quick breakfast, snack, or after dinner treat. You just might end up having it for all three and […]

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With the tender, buttery crumb of coffee cake paired with fragrant ginger and strong molasses, this Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a recipe made in heaven.

Heaven Is This Gingerbread Coffee Cake Recipe

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Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a recipe made in heaven. With the tender, buttery crumb of coffee cake paired with fragrant ginger and strong molasses, it is made better only by the addition of a nutty streusel topping rich with butter and brown sugar. While coffee cake is generally served with a big pot of coffee, […]

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Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread

Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread

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Tea bread is such a scrumptious addition to afternoon tea or coffee. Quick and easy to make, it fills the house with luscious smells as it bakes, tempting everyone in the vicinity to pop into the kitchen for a cuppa and a chat. A basic tea bread recipe is simply a sweet bread, aromatic with […]

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Honey Lavender Tea Cake

Earl Grey Honey Lavender Tea Cake Recipe

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Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular black teas available and with its hint of bergamot it lends itself beautifully to a myriad of fun desserts and baked goods — like this Earl Grey Honey Tea Cake with Lavender Buttercream. For this particular recipe we used Plum Deluxe’s Mindful Morning Earl Grey creme […]

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matcha tea layer cake

Sweet Spring Matcha Layer Cake

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If you like tea and dessert, you’ll love this traditional layer cake with matcha green tea buttercream icing. It makes a perfect dessert course for your next tea party. Bake the Cake The type of cake you use is up to you, but I like the way a good yellow cake balances out the sweetness […]

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lemon poppy seed tea bread

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread

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This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is one of those decadent types of bread that is really more like cake in disguise than anything else. It’s perfectly sweet with a bit of tart and a glaze that’s to die for. The poppy seeds give it a bit of texture and color that’s a fun addition. Tea […]

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tea infused cake

Hazelnut Tea Infused Cake

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While I love a fancy dessert as much as the next person, sometimes I just want something simple and plain but delicious, like a moist and tender tea infused cake. A nice butter cake provides a wonderful base for all sorts of lovely infusions from tea and coffee to flowers and spice. For cake with […]

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Vanilla Self-Saucing Pudding Cake

Vanilla Self-Saucing Pudding Cake

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When it comes to comfort food desserts, few things beat a self-saucing pudding cake. It’s like a bit of magic the way boiling water poured over cake batter transforms into a moist, tender cake with a lusciously creamy, pudding-like sauce on the bottom. Add a drizzle of fresh cream or a dollop of ice cream […]

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vanilla hazelnut cake

Vanilla Cake with Hazelnut Crumble

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Vanilla and hazelnuts are two of my favorite flavors, and combing them into one luscious vanilla hazelnut cake is downright marvelous. I’ve been on a vanilla kick lately, adding it to hot tea and iced tea, drizzling a bit in my coffee, and folding it into every bit of baking I’ve done this week. The […]

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tea party cupcakes

Tea Party Cupcakes

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A tea party is fun any time of year, but when the summer sun is shining and gardens are full of green grass and gorgeous flowers, it is especially marvelous. Tea cups are an essential part of a tea party. They not only provide handy holders for the beloved steaming beverage, but their unique shapes […]

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buttermilk coffee cake recipe

Buttermilk Coffee Cake with Snickerdoodle Crumble Topping

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When I think of favorite Saturday morning fare, I always think of buttermilk coffee cake. Moist and tender with fine, delectable layers of spiced, buttery brown sugar, this Buttermilk Coffee Cake recipe is a lovely accompaniment to a hot cup of tea or coffee, and best eaten on a sun-drenched patio on a thoroughly lazy […]

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This Cookie Butter Tea Cake Recipe Makes Tea Time Delightful

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As an avid cookie dough lover since childhood, discovering cookie butter was sheer bliss. Known as Speculoos in Europe, it is simply crispy spiced cookies blitzed into powder, mixed with butter or vegetable oil and milk until it is smooth and spreadable like peanut butter. Delicious scooped by the spoonful, cookie butter is great spread […]

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Take a Mini Afternoon Break with Tea and a Cranberry Macadamia Nut Tart

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Afternoons can often drag on interminably, making it difficult to concentrate and do productive work. Taking a break for a celebratory slice of something delicious can be just the thing to turn the afternoon around and give you something to look forward to in between meetings, projects, and appointments. While a full blown afternoon high […]

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The Ultimate Tea Party Centerpiece: A Showstopper Victoria Sponge

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It’s easy to get stuck in a tea party rut, particularly if you don’t want to deviate too far from tradition. But something as simple as a new twist on a classic Victoria sponge will provide your perfect English tea party with a showstopper centerpiece. I grew up with traditions of weekend high tea. After […]

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black cherry pound cake

Easy, Light Black Cherry Yogurt Pound Cake

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This feature was brought to you by Silk. I love small cake recipes — they’re perfect to have waiting for you in the morning, not to mention that they make perfect gifts for hostesses or treats for your neighbors. Pound cake is actually one of my go-to cakes, but it gets a bad rap. First, […]

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Perfect Weekend Apple Cardamom Coffee Cake

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I’m not one to tell you how to enjoy your food — this is a unique circumstance — but I need you to act in your own best interest and enjoy this cake with your favorite hot beverage and good company while it’s still warm from the oven. That last bit is important, “while this […]

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Party Recipe: Chocolate Chip Orange Celebration Cake

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This feature was brought to you in collaboration with our sponsor, Nestle. I recently went to Portland’s largest garage sale. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s a real thing, and I enjoyed a Saturday morning filled with digging through tables and piles of other people’s junk treasures. We didn’t end up buying much, but I did […]

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A Romantic Treat For Two: Strawberry Champagne Cake Recipe

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This feature was brought to you in collaboration with La Marca. Planning for a romantic afternoon or evening for two? It is easy to overcomplicate it when you really only have to worry about two things: something nice to drink and something nice to eat. (Ok, three: clean house before your guest arrives!) If all […]

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Celebrating Olive Oil with an Italian Orchard Cake Recipe

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This feature was brought to you in collaboration with Pompeian. We’ve talked before at length about olive oil (pairings, using, enjoying), but have you ever considered where your olive oil comes from – assuming you got the good stuff? I think in today’s society, with our plethora of box mixes and overly processed foods, we […]

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