lemon layer cake with matcha frosting

lemon layer cake with matcha frosting

What’s the saying—when life gives you lemons, bake a multi-layered lemon cake?! Ten years ago, Ryan gave Adam an adorable baby lemon bush as a gift for his birthday, and over the past decade we’ve watched it flourish into a full grown tree. Now it produces plump, juicy fruit throughout the year, and this month it is filled with tangy yellow ovals of sunshine just waiting to be turned into something spectacular. Waking up to Vegan Lemon Waffles for breakfast is quite the treat on a Sunday morning, and our Creamy Cavatappi with Artichoke and Lemon is a perfect cozy weeknight dinner—especially now at the peak of artichoke season. Since our kitchen currently resembles an overstocked lemon farm with brightly-colored fruit covering every inch of counter space, we wanted to make use of our abundance of gold, so over the past week we’ve been working on something magical: a light and fluffy lemon cake, layered with silky ribbons of vanilla whipped cream, and topped with a striking green ombré matcha frosting. Get comfy, fix yourself a Ginger Tea with Lemon and Honey, and let’s bake a cake!

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triple chocolate fudge brownie cookies

triple chocolate fudge brownie cookies

This calls for a celebration. Pop the bubbly—or even better, fix yourself a Sparkling Dragon Fruit Margarita—and join us for a toast. Our blog turns 6 next month so of course we had to do something extra special for the occasion. On our official launch day—April 29th, 2015—we published two recipes: a zesty Penne with Zucchini and Lemon (still a favorite) and Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies, a signature dessert that is famous among our circle of friends and family. Long before we started Husbands That Cook, we used to bring these glorious fudgy squares to every dinner party and birthday celebration, and they always stole the show, so it was clear that this beloved recipe had to appear first on our site. So in honor of our sixth blog birthday, we have a sweet surprise for you.

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spaghetti with asparagus, wilted greens, and avocado

spaghetti with asparagus, wilted greens, and avocado

This post was created in partnership with the California Avocado Commission. All opinions are our own.

Spring is near and the Husbands are here to kick things into high gear. Open your windows and let in some fresh air—the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and it’s a beautiful day outside. It’s the beginning of California Avocado season and we have a new pasta recipe that is colorful, delicious, and filled with seasonal produce that we are excited to share with you. We are always up for a challenge, and when California Avocados asked us to create a new dish that uses little to no food waste, we got busy testing in the kitchen and came up with… dare we say a pasta paragon? Let us explain.

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samosa burgers with cilantro-mint chutney

samosa burgers with cilantro-mint chutney

It was a cold and rainy night. The Husbands’ house was flickering with candles, and raindrops tapping lively on the roof replaced our usual soundtrack of music while we cook. We were craving something warm and cozy for this wintry occasion, and decided to make masoor daal from our blog. We also fried up fresh Indian samosas, one of our go-to recipes from the Sides chapter in our cookbook. As we enjoyed our dinner, the rain steadily grew louder and eventually turned into showers of hail. Between the glowing lights in our house and the rare southern California storm outside, it made for a romantic meal, and also inspired an idea for a brand new recipe. If you are a fan of Indian samosas, then you’re going to fall in love with our vegetarian Samosa Burgers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney. Fix yourself a vegan chai latte, sit back and relax, and let us explain what this new sensation is all about.

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ube whoopie pies

ube whoopie pies

One of the most popular posts on Husbands That Cook is our Ube Cake with Vanilla Marshmallow Cream. We fell in love with ube the first time we tried it in the form of a creamy ube milkshake at a local restaurant here in Eagle Rock. As soon as we got home, we headed to the kitchen and figured out how to turn this vibrant root vegetable into a beautiful cake. Ube is a Filipino purple yam, and its sweet, nutty flavor is used in many desserts and traditional confections. Today we are featuring it in the form of these adorable ube whoopie pies. With their striking color and distinct ube flavor, your friends will be mesmerized when you set a platter of these tantalizing treats on the table. Let us show you how the magic happens…

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