Even though this has the 4th of July written all over it, it’s really the perfect cake for all sorts of picnics and summer gatherings. Of course if you want to make it for the 4th of July, it’s fun to use the berries to make a flag.
This recipe has definitely been a long time in the making. I’ve been wanting to make a healthier version of funfetti for a while now, but I haven’t been sure what to use in place of all the usual sprinkles and food dyes.
If you’ve been following along a bit with my seasonal muffin series, you’ll know there’s quite a few on the blog now! And today I have another one for you that’s too good to miss.
I have been on such a kick with freeze dried fruit lately. It started with our trip to Iceland where I took along some freeze dried berries to put into our pancake mix. (This is the photo of Tyler with those pancakes and freshly brewed coffee.)
We could all use a bright spot mid-March couldn’t we? Maybe it’s a nicer month where you are, but here in Montana, March is a rather dreary month for the most part. The snow starts to melt, yet we usually get a few more snow storms that make you think spring may never come.
So… a weird fact about me is that when I was a kid, I wouldn’t eat the cake at birthday parties if it was chocolate. And the same went for ice cream and frosting, if it was chocolate, I wasn’t eating it.
This recipe came about from one simple thought I had a few weeks back, ‘hmm… I wonder if you can make a good sugar cookie without sugar?’. And as you might assume since today’s recipe is a ‘sugar’ cookie, it turns out you really can make a great sugar cookie completely without sugar.
When it comes to desserts, I lean towards chocolate pretty much every single time. However if I’m looking for something sweet earlier in the day, vanilla is my usual go-to.
I’m back today with another instalment of seasonal muffins! This time around I went with cranberry and orange because it’s one of my favorite combos throughout the holidays and winter months. And I mean I’m pretty crazy for cranberry orange anything from granola to sauce for turkey day.