A stack if pear donuts with glaze

Spiced Pear Donuts

Donuts. Nothing quite compares to them. And they’re a lot like pizza in that even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good. Growing up I was all for the chocolate-dipped, sprinkled, cream, or jelly-filled ones. You know the type, flashy and frilly. I had the realization not too long ago that I’ve officially become an old person when I passed those extravagant glitzy donuts and went straight for the old fashioned sour cream glazed. And the truth is, I’ll gladly wave my granny flag 😉 if that means I get first dibs, especially for these baked Spiced Pear Donuts!

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Spiced Bourbon Peach Cake

But back to the cake. I adore a peach cobbler which I know uses brown sugar, so I went with brown sugar cake layers to complement the peach without overpowering it. And what else goes with brown sugar and peaches…bourbon! A bit smoky with some caramel undertones and some added spice that will highlight the brown sugar and subtly contrast with the sweet peach. I’m happy to report that I spent about 2 hours Sunday evening convincing myself that I, in fact, did not need to eat a 3rd slice of this cake.

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