It’s National Raspberry Cake Day, so why not start off the day with a trip to a local Pick-Your-Own.  Fill up a carton or two, then head home and start baking!  An easy idea:  Bake chocolate cupcakes.  Meanwhile, Puree 1 cup raspberry, then whip together 8 ounces of cream cheese (use low-fat for a healthier version) with 1 cup sugar and 4 tsp. raspberry puree. When cupcakes are cooled, frost with puree.  Drizzle the leftover puree on the plate.

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By Jenny Tananbaum. 
Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three.