Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Tart lemon and sweet raspberries give amazing flavor to my Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake. Yogurt keeps it moist yet light, and it couldn’t be easier to make!
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I’m back! Or am I? I’m not quite sure yet. All I know is that Friday after work I was in the mood to bake something. So I made a Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake. And it turned out well. And Saturday morning while Carlyle napped I decided to take some pictures. And they weren’t half bad.  So I thought maybe I should start blogging again! I realized I have kind of missed this.  Even though I have about zero free time these days, I’m going to hopefully figure out a way to start sharing recipes with you again.  We shall see how this goes…

After such a long time away, we have a lot to discuss – like the birth of my sweet baby girl, my cross country move to San Francisco, and lots of Bay Area travels – but I will save all of that for other posts. For now, I will just talk about this beautiful, summery, Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake…. 

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Brooklyn Blackout Donuts

The ultimate baked chocolate donut, these Brooklyn Blackout Donuts are based off a popular breakfast treat from NYC’s Donut Plant.

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I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the most concerning things to happen to me in the first trimester was not the constant nausea or fatigue…it was the loss of my sweet tooth! Honestly, desserts are one of my favorite things ever, so to just have no interest in eating anything sweet was the most bizarre thing ever. I wondered if it would be like that forever. And then one day, TheBetterHalf and I were in our local market, and something sweet actually sounded appealing to me…a Brooklyn Blackout Donut from the Donut Plant!!! It was like a light at the end of the first trimester tunnel.

Then for about 5 days in a row, I had to have that donut. Which was problematic when the store was out of it and I then had to go to every local coffee shop that serves Donut Plant donuts to find one…making me late for work…but it was totally necessary. After about the fifth day I decided that I probably shouldn’t be eating fried donuts every morning, so I thought it would be really fun to create a baked version! These are just as moist and chocolatey as the real thing, but are much lighter…. 

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Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread is the perfect way to sneak some nutrition into your breakfast! Mashed sweet potato gives this quick bread a great moist texture.

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread | ChezCateyLou.com

I know we are well into the new year, but this is my first post of 2016 so….Happy New Year! My slow down in blogging is entirely because of this. I work full-time, and I used to spend my free time daydreaming about (and then making, photographing, and writing about) cookies and breads and cakes…now most of my free time is spent researching baby things and attempting to sleep.  Growing a baby takes a lot of energy!  I’m still around, just won’t be posting as frequently.  But when I do post, the recipes are definitely going to be some of my favorites!  Like this Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread.  I have already made this three times this year!  We absolutely love it – it is quickly becoming a breakfast favorite. … 

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Orange Pecan Cranberry Muffins

These Orange Pecan Cranberry Muffins are the perfect thing to serve for breakfast on Thanksgiving! The flavors are perfect for fall, and they are simple to make!
Orange Pecan Cranberry Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching – do you have your menu all planned? Dinner is obviously the star of the show on Thanksgiving, but what about breakfast? No one talks about what to serve for breakfast on Thanksgiving! Well, I am going to change that – after all, you have to eat something in the morning to prepare your stomach for all the goodness that is to come later in the day. So it might as well be a festive and seasonal treat – like my Orange Pecan Cranberry Muffins! They are full of fall flavors and are absolutely delicious. Plus you can make them the day before and just reheat them before you serve, making this a quick and easy Thanksgiving breakfast.
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Candy Corn Donuts

Light and fluffy baked donuts are decorated to look like pieces of candy corn. These Candy Corn Donuts are the perfect Halloween breakfast!
Candy Corn Donuts - the perfect breakfast treat to make for Halloween! | ChezCateyLou.com

Wow, the fall really got away from me! I blinked and all of a sudden it has been a month since I last posted! To all my dear readers, I am very sorry – but I have a good reason that I will be sharing with you soon. But for now, at least I’m back with a really fun seasonal recipe just in time for Halloween – Candy Corn Donuts! I think these are some of the cutest donuts I have ever made. They are absolutely perfect for Halloween breakfast or for a Halloween party spread!
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