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 cross … [Read more...]

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 among … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 flour. … [Read more...]

Strawberry and cheese cake a la tiramisu

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It's similar to the classic Italian cheesecake, tiramisu, with the addition of fresh strawberries. And, instead of adding brandy to the coffee mixture that is brushed on the layers of sponge cake, creme de cacao was substituted. Much more aromatic and … [Read more...]

Basic sponge cake recipe

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Last Christmas, I baked a Boston Cream Pie, I overdid the chocolate ganache topping and the custard filling, the finished product looked so messy that I didn't have the heart to post the recipe.But I learned one very important lesson that day -- … [Read more...]

Mango Royale with chocolate cookie crust

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Chocolate and mangoes do go well together. And I probably wouldn't have discovered that if it weren't for Speedy's new version of one of our favorite summer desserts. Mango Royale is a no-cook dessert with a cracker and butter crust, and a filling of … [Read more...]