Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Copycat Starbuck's Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake + gluten-free version + book #giveaway

From Daryl aka Avery:  

Yahoo!!  It's the first week of June and you know what that means: 

new mysteries from Krista Davis and Sheila Connolly!  Congrats, ladies!!




Also, the "first week" means another giveaway from me to celebrate my upcoming release in August, Fudging the Books. See details below!  Click on the word "comments" at the end of the post to enter!


And now, one of my favorite new foods: Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake, ala Starbuck's...um, my own version - gluten-free.

I go to Starbuck's -- I admit it.  I write a lot there. I love the lack of things for me to do other than write and enjoy a coffee. No dishes. No household chores staring me in the face. 


How I wish I could eat everything in the Starbuck’s cabinet. They all look divine. But they all have gluten. All of them!  Luckily, I need to eat gluten-free, or I’d probably put on 10 pounds a week. 

The other day, I saw the raspberry swirl pound cake, and I about went nuts. 



I had to have it. I didn’t. But I had to. So I raced home, opened my browser and looked for a recipe. Starbucks will not share, but there are some copycat recipes out there. I found a reliable one on Country Cleaver blog. Hers is "regular" not gluten-free. However, I’m glad to say, the woman inspired me to make a gluten-free version that was packed full of flavor. Do not miss reading the post from this woman, by the way. It is hysterical. The woman could be my best friend. I’m sure of it.

Note: after I made mine, I wasn't thrilled with the color of the swirl. It looked soft pink instead of red.  I didn't add food coloring in this version; I did in the second!  Yes, I made a second. See below.

Also, the pound cake, probably because it was a gluten-free version, was a little denser than I'd like; it didn't puff up to the top of the 9 x 5 pan. I do have to remember it's called "pound" cake for a reason. 

So I'm going to share a couple of tips.  What I'd do to make the "tweaked to be gluten-free recipe" less dense. And the quickie version, using a boxed mix, that worked like a dream. (See below).


COPYCAT STARBUCK'S RASPBERRY SWIRL POUND CAKE 
(regular version from Country Cleaver; **gluten-free substitutions noted)

For Raspberry Pound Cake:

Ingredients:
1/4 cup milk
3 eggs
1/4 tsp raspberry extract (Suggested by Country Clever - adds flavor if raspberries aren't ripe enough - I couldn't find this!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup raspberries (I counted out 24 berries)
1 1/2 cup flour, sifted **
(**For gluten-free version: substitute 1 1/2 cup sweet rice flour or a combo GF flour; add in 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder (**For gluten-free version: add 1 MORE teaspoon baking powder)
15 tablespoons butter, softened (Note: recipe from Country Cleaver asks for 15 tablespoons butter; I would make it using only 13 tablespoons in future)
Note: I did NOT use red food coloring for my first version, but I did in my second version, and the color for the raspberry swirl was much more satisfying -  add 2-4 drops red food coloring - see below.

Second note: Country Cleaver suggests using 9 x 5 pan, but I thought the cake was too "low" compared to the Starbuck's version, so I would use a smaller pan, 8 x 5 if you have it. Now, using Pamela's cake mix version (#2 for me), the batter was too much for the 8 x 5 pan and I  ended up with 2 more cupcakes, so using a packaged mix would probably work great in a 9 x 5 pan. This whole thing called cooking is always an experiment, isn't it??  LOL

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

Ingredients: 
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with non-stick spray (or 8 x 5 is my suggestion, if you want taller cake).

In bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and raspberry extract (if you can find it), vanilla extract and almond extract. {Note: Raspberry extract is optional if raspberries are not available or very ripe - just adds touch of flavor}. Set aside.

With a mesh strainer over a small bowl, use a spatula to push and mash the raspberries through the strainer. (I used an ice cream scooper; really got the juice out!) The seeds and pith will be left behind and the raspberry juice will be in the bowl. Set aside the raspberry juice and discard the seeds.





Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder into the bowl of a stand mixer. [**IF USING GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR, SUBSTITUTE HERE AND MAKE SURE TO ADD ½ TEASPOON XANTHAN GUM PLUS 1 EXTRA TEASPOON BAKING POWDER.]

The Country Cleaver says to fit a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and turn on low. {Note: I don’t have a stand mixer or a paddle attachment, so I used a regular hand mixer with regular whisks. Worked fine.} Add in softened butter and mix on low until the flour/butter mixture has combined. 




Slowly pour in eggs/milk mixture into the bowl in a steady stream. Continue to beat on low until thoroughly mixed.

Pour about 1/3 of the batter into a separate bowl. Into the batter, stir in the raspberry juice. This is where I would ADD TWO DROPS RED FOOD COLORING and stir.


No food coloring added to this version!

Alternately, pour the two batters into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing out the batters with a spoon between each addition. {Note at the end, Country Cleaver didn't mention to do this, but I cut the layered mixture with a knife, back and forth one time, to enhance the swirls.}





Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let rest in loaf pan for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack, then turn out of pan and allow to complete cooling.


For Frosting:

In a small bowl, using a mixer, beat together softened butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and combine until smooth. Spread over the top of the cooled - important pound cake. Let rest, slice and serve.




Now...

If you don't want to cook from scratch, use a mix and divide as above, using 1/3 of the mix for the raspberry and food coloring.

If you want to make this gluten-free using a mix, try Pamela's gluten-free vanilla cake mix. I buy it online as well as at Whole Foods, so I imagine you will be able to find it. If not, try something like King Arthur's or Bob's Mill. All reliable products!

Here is Pamela's pound cake - from her online recipe:

Pamela's pound cake Gluten-free
(From Pamela’s website)

INGREDIENTS:
            1 bag Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix
            4 eggs, large
            12 tablespoons butter, softened (not melted)
            1/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly beat eggs. Cut butter into pieces.

Combine butter, eggs and water with dry mix and incorporate on low for 30 to 60 seconds. Lumps of butter in batter are normal -- do not continue mixing.

Pour into lightly greased 9" by 5" loaf pan and bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.

Here are pictures for when I divided the above pound cake mixture, using 1/3 for the berries and food coloring portion:

See the difference in color!!!! Striking!




2 extra cupcakes if you use an 8 x 5 pan at first


Note: This batter seemed too much for my 8 x 5 pan (that I expressly bought so I'd have a high, puffed up cake!), so I made two extra cupcakes. Yum!  The amount of batter would probably fit perfectly in a 9 x 5 pan.

Adding sprinkles makes it fancy, right?


Enjoy!


GIVEAWAY

As promised, during the first week of each summer month until August, 
I'm giving away two Cookbook Nook mysteries (#1-#3) and fun swag, 
on Mystery Lovers Kitchen as well as on 
my Facebook page: DARYL WOOD GERBER
So leave a comment today as well as 
your email contact [you can be cryptic; I'm a mystery writer; I'll figure it out
and tell me what sweet you'd like to find the recipe to!
 I'll pick 2 winners by Friday.
Good luck.  
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134 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy! I don't have a Starbucks close to me so I will have to make this at home. Thanks for taking the time to make a gluten free recipe!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  2. Absolutely love your pound cake recipe - no doubt it beats the Starbucks version. The sweet I would like to find the recipe to is for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake (like the one from the Cheesecake Factory - another worthy copycat recipe). EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Oh, yum! Hmm, may have to figure that out. I copied a Tommy Bahama cheesecake and it turned out great.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  3. Yum your pound cake recipe sounds delicious will have to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  4. Wow that cake looks moist and delicious...Love to read a great cozy which yours would be. Thank you for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Aw, thanks, Marilyn. You are welcome!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  5. Thank you for the pound cake recipe! It looks delicious. Let's see... I am thinking I would love the recipe to the Olive Garden's Chocolate Mousse Cake. It looks so yummy.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, yum, sounds good. Chocolate anything...

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  6. I would like to find a recipe for cinnamon rolls.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Lisa, we have a cinnamon bun recipe on the right (in our alphabetical list). Check it out. :)

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  7. I always drool over that Raspberry swirl slice in their little case at Starbucks. I would like to find a recipe for their Cinnamon Chocolate bread--it seems to be seasonal too, definitely no there all the time. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me, too! That might be my next attempt. My husband loves that bread.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  8. I would like to find a good recipe for gingerbread (seasonal at Starbucks too!) there are so many variations out there~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Celia, I'll make mine at Christmas, so check back. I love gingerbread.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  9. The cake looks good.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. Very pretty. Usually I am not a fan of coloring food, but the addition of the red food coloring makes a big difference. And we do eat with our eyes, don't we?

    I find Starbuck's baked goods tempting, but disappointing. They are too sweet.

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    1. Libby, I'm not for coloring things either, but this time, it made a difference to me. :) Yes, we eat with our eyes!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  11. This cake looks delectable. A recipe for lemon tarts would be lovely. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I made a lemon curd tart in January. Now I'm looking for the link! I'll find it and report back. :)

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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    2. Found the link. It was for new year's! Meyer Lemon Tart. So delicious!

      http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com/search/label/meyer%20lemon%20tart

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  12. What a lovely cake. Summery and light. What I would love is a recipe for marble cake. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm sure we have a marble cake recipe on this site! I make one with orange zest in it. Delish!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  13. Looks so yummy. Haven't had a cake in a couple of years. Must try yours.
    pwtish171@gmail.com

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    1. Trish, been denying yourself!! Enjoy.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  14. YUM is all that I can say! I would like to find Summer recipes that are light and fruity.
    Thanks!
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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    1. Marsha, I'm going to attempt a mint sorbet soon. And I'm sharing a strawberry tart in a few weeks.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  15. This is so pretty and so perfect for summer. Our raspberries aren't ripe yet, but this will be on the menu when they are!

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    1. California does get the best fruit! All year round. One of the reasons I moved back. :)

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  16. Love the summer fruit recipes-maybe a key lime or peach one! Thanks! rhea.kryger@gmail.com

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    1. Check out Lucy's key lime anything. She's a wizard!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  17. Thanks for the recipe! It looks delicious!!!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  18. OMG, I was at Starbucks this morning and was looking at the desserts but did not see this one., I cant wait to try it! Now you have my mouth watering...

    busymother@gmail.com

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    1. Shawn, enjoy when you do. Report back. :)

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  19. Thanks for the recipies thinking about going gluten free for awhile
    jgeorge4@woh.rr.com

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    1. Jill, it was hard when I had to go gluten-free 16 years ago, but now it's so much easier! So many products. Wishing you luck. For those who are allergic, it's a tough row. For those who are "intolerant" - a bit easier.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  20. I really like your books, and especially appreciate the inclusion of gluten-free recipes. I'm allergic to wheat and my daughter has celiac disease, so reading books laden with wonderful-sounding but gluten-containing recipes is sad. I would LOVE to find a good, reliable recipe for gluten-free dinner rolls. gardenangel at verizon.net

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    1. Marcia, I make great gluten-free biscuits. I will say that Pamela's products are fabulous - her bread mix perfect - and she has a great recipe for dinner rolls: http://www.pamelasproducts.com/dinner-rolls/ Enjoy!

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  21. Wonderful recipes! We love trying them. Cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  22. Oh, yum. I would like to find the recipe of the Cranberry Bliss Bars - irresistible.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, yum, indeed. Those would be perfect for the holidays. I'll see what I can drum up.

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  23. I love your gluten-free recipes! Thanks for doing the hard work and adapting regular recipes for us that must eat gluten-free! kimdavishb@gmail.com

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  24. A recipe for Santa Fe Spring Rolls from the Hard Rock Cafe. They don't have it on the menu anymore and they were my favorite.
    The Starbucks recipe looks good but not sure if my son would like the raspberry. He loves the Lemon Loaf they sell.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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    1. Guess these spring rolls must be good! I used to love the spring rolls at the Cheese Cake Factory - packed with avocado - until I couldn't eat gluten any longer. Sigh. Some things I DO miss.

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  25. The pound cake recipe sounds delicious ... need to give it a try. Thank you for the chance to win :)
    peggyhyndman@att.net

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  26. Looks tasty! I wish I had a recipe for some chocolate shortbread log cookies that I used to get at the bakery in Hubbard Woods. I've done some experimenting and have gotten close, but not quite there. Hmmm, maybe more butter.
    lizc@mac.com

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    1. More experimenting, Liz!! I love that part.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  27. This looks delicious. I'll try it this weekend.

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  28. Raspberry white chocolate short

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    1. Hmmm, as an amateur detective, I'm assuming there's a word missing. Maybe cake? LOL Sounds good!

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  29. wow does this look delicious, I enjoy trying a lot of the recipes that I find here. Love reading your books too!!! Thanks for the chance :)

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    1. Darlene, you are welcome. Glad you like the recipes. We work hard to make them delicious.

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  30. That picture makes me wish I had a piece of cake to eat.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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    1. I know, right? It's making me hungry and I finished this off a few days ago. Oops!

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  31. Looks yummy! Love baking with my daughters. I would love a really good pumpkin bread recipe. lorimkilbride@gmail.com

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    1. I KNOW we have a pumpkin bread recipe on this site. Look down the list on the right. Pumpkin bread, muffins, pancakes! Have fun.

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  32. I already have recipes for too many sweets. I also keep adding to them from this site. I love raspberries! grammyd01@comcast.net

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    1. Gram, I keep adding, too! But some sound so yummy!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  33. I'd love to find a recipe for the brownies they used to make at Food Palace Bakery in Alexandria, LA back in the day. They were delicious! The raspberry cake sounds yummy - we'll have to try it. Thank you for the giveaway! bunkielisa at gmail dot com.

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  34. The food coloring did make a difference. I'd use the cake mix (I'm lazy). It looks so tasty. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, when there are so many steps, a cake mix really speeds up the process! :)

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  35. This pound cake looks amazing. I am always looking for new gluten free recipes and this will be one to add to my to make list. Thanks for all the.gluten free recipes you share. Love your books.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  36. This pound cake looks amazing. I am always looking for new gluten free recipes and this will be one to add to my to make list. Thanks for all the.gluten free recipes you share. Love your books.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  37. Another Starbucks mystery solved! Thanks for the great detective work! Awesome recipe!

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  38. I love that pound cake! Thanks for the work. How about their Blueberry cream cheese muffins? I could just eat and read your books all day LOL
    bobntoni@aol.com

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    1. Antonette, blueberry cream cheese muffins sound amazing. And I have blueberries waiting for me to do something!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  39. Everybody's suggestions all sound good. This recipe sounds really yummy. Will have to try.

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  40. I am interested in Sugar free desserts since I am diabetic. Thanks for sharing recipes as well as your work.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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    1. BJ, I'll see if I can drum up a good one.

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  41. Yummy. Now for their pecan caramel chocolate shortbread bars... nungwa@hotmail.com

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  42. I love pound cake and this looks delicious! I will have to try it. crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  43. Looks yummy, will have to try it. bessert57@gmail.com

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  44. Oh, goody, a skinny dessert! LOL Would like to see a Maine wild blueberry and maple syrup cookie recipe. Thanks for letting me enter and again for the recipe, Daryl. mrsrobynsmith@hotmail.com

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    1. Blueberry and maple syrup cookies? Oh, wow!

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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  45. Looks delicious. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. pammitchell0227@gmail.com

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  46. I would like a recipe for some kind of s'mores dessert or a salted caramel chocolate fudge brownie. Or possibly cheesecake cupcakes or cookie bars.
    sharame_v80@yahoo.com

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    1. Quite a list! I'm sure we have something like one of those in our vault. :)

      ~ Daryl aka Avery

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    2. Shar, you are one of the winners. Congrats. I'll contact you via email.

      ~ Daryl

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  47. Oh that sounds yummy :) trinitysmagic at that g place dot com

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  48. This looks yummy good. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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    1. Babe, you are one of the winners. I'll contact you by email! Congrats!

      ~Daryl

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    2. Thank You, Thank You Already sent an email to you!

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  49. OOPs forgot my email, babemomara@att.net

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  50. Great recipe! Thanks again! a.incashola@yahoo.com - Aspen

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  51. I like the idea of the blueberry and maple syrup cookies! I am in Maine right now so those ingredients are all around. The other thing I was thinking of was deep fried ice cream. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. Wow, Elaine, never even though of deep fried ice cream. Have you ever had a deep fried candy bar?

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  52. Something simple. PKRP57@CS.COM

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  53. My mother made a cake that was called a Hawaiian Luau. It had fruit cocktail and coconut in it but I don't know what other things. It was moist and delicious. Unfortunately she has past on and I can not locate the recipe for it. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, let me figure out if I can find that? Sounds yummy!

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  54. Mmmm! That recipe looked good! I had some gluten free baked goods for the first time this weekend---and was surprised that they were so good. Now if I could just find a recipe for low-calorie pecan pie---but I don't even think that it is possible.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Low cal pecan pie. Hmm. Might be difficult.

      ~Daryl aka Avery

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  55. Glad I saw this AFTER I went to the store.

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  56. I love raspberries in just about anything! Raspberries and pound cake-delightful. I'd like to find a recipe for delicious food without calories!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  57. I'd love to have the recipe for Starbuck's lemon cake. Soooo good!!

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    1. Poo....hit submit too soon!

      Biszemom at gmail.com

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    2. Mmm. Love lemon cake. I'll check it out. My husband will taste test.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  58. thank you for the recipes........
    will definitely share!!!
    asides from upside down pineapple cake, what else is there with pineapple, be it the fruit or sauce.............

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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    1. Cyn, great! I'm not sure I understand the question...but I like pineapple upside down cake. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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    2. omG!! did I really ask such a question???
      what I meant was, what else can pineapple be used to make, in dessert form?!?!?!

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  59. My raspberries are beginning to come in and the blueberries aren't far behind. Any recipes for those would be great! marthajane1@hotmail.com

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    1. I know we can count on some good fruity recipes this summer. Tis the season!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  60. I just may have to try this recipe out (although I wonder if it would work out the same with strawberries).

    The recipe I would love to find is different from what others have mentioned in that it's not a baked sweet, it's a frozen one. I would love to find out how to make the New York Cheesecake ice cream flavor from Bruster's. Haven't found it near as good anywhere else and the one closest to me closed more than a year ago. With the next closest at least an hour or more away, I just haven't had it since what was bought on closing day ran out, and I so miss it.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe and thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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    1. Meg, I made a cheesecake ice cream a bit ago. Let me see if I can drum that up. I also made a Parmesan ice cream. Now, not everyone said, wow, but it was pretty wow. Salty and sweet. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  61. I, too, recreate recipes...my Starbucks copy was their Espresso Brownie. I think mine was much tastier and certainly far cheaper!
    I would be delighted to be selected.

    Kathleen Bylsma h5apby@yahoo.com

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    1. Kathleen, great to hear it. An espresso brownie sounds delish!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  62. MMM looks very yummy. I'll have to try this soon as I can. Maybe even get the senior center I work at to make it for the residents. Gluten free is a plus there. :P Thank you for the chance. lady.janel@hotmail.com

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    1. Janel, how sweet of you to work at a senior center. I bet there are a lot of tasty tales there!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  63. I've had the raspberry swirl pound cake. Even though I love brownies I didn't really care for the brownie I had once at Starbucks. We have a Starbucks in the Kroger store, the only Starbucks on this side of town. Barnes & Noble has so much more in their dessert case than Starbucks does. I could drool over it and spend a lot of money there.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Kroger's has some great desserts! Agreed!

    ~ Daryl / Avery

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  65. Love the look of this Cake. I can't cook worth a toot but I might try this one.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  66. I am getting lazy the older I get - while I used to love baking, now I really enjoying buying premade items. Believe it or not, Walmart has a line of baked goods that include presliced pound cake in different flavors. Today I tried the mixed berry one (blueberries and raspberries) and it tasted very nice. And preslices helps me limit my splurge to a proper serving size! kuzlin at aol.com

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  67. Just got back from holiday in NYC and Washington DC. We ate breakfast at Starbucks nearly every day (they're everywhere!), and it was always a tough choice between the Raspberry Swirl and the Lemon Loaf. Thanks for the recipe, I'll be trying it soon. gnluciow@gmail.com

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  68. First off...Congratulations to Krista & Sheila! I have the recipe for the Starbucks Lemon loaf but have yet to make it. Thank you for the Raspberry Swirl pound cake recipe...the gluten free recipe will come in handy since I gift desserts to friends of mine who are intolerant. A sweet that I'd like a recipe for? Hmm...hard to say...my binder is full of recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth (and add inches to my waistline...ugh!).
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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