Slightly Sour, Slightly Sweet: Kumquat Cardamom Pineapple Bread

Kumquat. What a funny word. And a what a funny fruit it is. If you have never seen a kumquat, (well if you finish reading this post, you will) it looks like a miniature orange. What does it taste like? Like a miniature orange! But unlike an orange, you eat the kumquats rind (or skin, or whatever you call it). Kumquats have a really interesting balance of sour and sweet that gives it a very interesting flavor profile. With this deliciously sweet and sour quick bread, I combined these deliciously different kumquats with cardamom and pineapple! This makes for a deliciously moist, sweet, sour, earthy, and spicy bread. And to top it all off (literally) there is the most beautiful bright yellow-orange, delicious sweet and tangy glaze. This recipe too easy and delicious to resist, so let’s get baking!

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Easy As Cake: 4-Ingredient Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

Sometimes you just need some chocolate. And sometimes you just need some cake. And you always need simplicity and effectiveness. And that is  exactly what this 4-Ingredient Chocolate Microwave mug Cake is: a single-serving, easy-to-make cake packed with chocolate and cooked in the microwave. This cake only takes about two minutes to whip up, and is extremely light and fluffy! Because there is no added oil or butter, this cake is slightly healthier, but also slightly less moist. I would recommend topping this mug cake with frosting, ganache, or whipped cream to add back some richness.

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