Pear Tiramisu with Honey-Drizzled Almonds



D.C.-based nutritionist and recipe developer Carlene Thomas offers a festive take on traditional tiramisu by way of this very pear-y version topped off with honey-drizzled almonds for a satisfyingly sweet and crunchy kick...

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Apple Ice Cream Cake Roll with a Smoked Salted Caramel Sauce



It’s officially October, the most autumnal of autumn months, and that means apples. Lots and lots of crisp, fresh-off-the-branch apples. If you’ve found yourself looking for a fun and unexpected way to put your orchard loot to good use, nutritionist Carlene Thomas has got you covered with today’s seasonal confection...

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Healthfully Ever After’s Easy Coconut Cake



Baked-from-scratch may always trump boxed when it comes to cakes, but sometimes, to borrow the memetic words of Sweet Brown, “ain’t nobody got time for that.” Carlene Thomas of Healthfully Ever After shares how to transform a basic boxed cake mix into a tasty creation worthy of celebration with this fast and easy recipe. “You’d be surprised,” she says, “how much you can change up bland store-bought cake mix to let rich flavors shine!” The flavor star of this recipe is coconut, calling to mind tropical breezes and relaxing times...

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Blackberry Pavlova Layer Cake



ealthfully Ever After’s Carlene Thomas puts a new pirouette on pavlova, a delicate meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, by miniaturizing it and adding layers. “Tall cakes are impressive,” she says, “but layered cakes where you can see what awaits you in each bite are even better.” Decadent yet dainty, this tiny towering torte has all the drama of a heavier dessert with less of the guilt. It’s light as air, drizzled with fresh blackberries, and free of gluten...

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Ginger-Plum Streusel Cake



Celebrate the season of stone fruits with this plum-based streusel cake, perfect for a coffee or tea date with your sweetheart. Its richness is balanced by the fruit’s fragrantly sweet, summery notes, and by the spicy zing of ginger in its deliciously crumbly topping...

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Strawberry Rum Bundt Cake



Carlene Thomas, the savvy nutritionist behind food and lifestyle blog Healthfully Ever After, pairs summer’s sweetheart—fresh strawberries—with its smoothest spirit—rum, of course—in this scrumptious, seasonally fresh dessert. “One of my favorite summer treats is a whipped rum-infused dip that my mother-in-law makes for fruit, so I took the next natural step and found a way to turn it into a cake,” Carlene says...

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