Salted caramel cinnamon cake

One of life’s simplest pleasures has got to be eating cake or bread still warm from the oven. In my dream world, I’m up before the crack of dawn everyday and, by the time the sun is up and my family is getting ready for the day, there will be warm cake or bread on [...]

Making dessert on Mother’s Day? Try tiramisu, party style

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Serving a cake during a party means placing the cake tray on the table, cutting it and placing individual servings on dessert plates. What if the cake can be apportioned several hours before without sacrificing on looks and presentation? What if all … »

Celebration cake

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Yesterday called for an unexpected celebration and I was inspired to bake a cake that reflected my feelings — brilliantly dazzling and stupendous. This cake, which I call my celebration cake because no name could be more apt, is made with a … »

Eye-candy cake with chocolate ganache

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If you've been following this blog long enough, you might remember the zebra cake and the rainbow cake from three years ago. This cake -- and I really can't think of a better name for it except eye candy because it is so, so, soooo pretty -- is a … »

Sticky rice mold with dulce de leche and toasted coconut topping

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Inspired by how wonderfully the suman with dulce de leche dipping sauce turned out, I decided to create a similar dessert (or snack) using practically the same ingredients -- sticky rice, homemade dulce de leche and coconut. But instead adding the … »

Dulce de leche mini cheesecakes

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Now that we are again able to successfully make dulce de leche at home, my mind's running wild with all the desserts that I can make with it. Trifles, truffles, brownies and blondies... I'm hoping that these mini cheesecakes will only be the first … »

Salted caramel cake

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When I saw a recipe for dulce de leche pound cake, my heart jumped. I adore anything with dulce de leche and I so wanted to make that cake. The problem is that it has gotten more and more difficult to make dulce de leche at home. For some reason, … »

Kit Kat confetti cake

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It's our 20th wedding anniversary. When Speedy greeted me shortly after midnight, I exclaimed, "Imagine... 20 years of seeing you everyday..." And Sam interjected, "No, that's 20 years of feeding him everyday... No, no... that's 20 years of his tummy … »

White chocolate, lemon and poppy seed cake

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Last night, feeling in such a good mood to bake a cake, I started thawing the butter and preheating the oven only to discover that I was out of all-purpose flour. I was about to concede defeat when I remembered that I still had a bag of whole wheat … »

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and marmalade filling

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Speedy wanted carrot cake, I gave him carrot cake. Actually, he's been requesting it for the last couple of months. But the girls aren't carrot fans so I had to wait until they were in the condo and there were just Speedy and me in the house to … »