• cakes,  desserts

    La Bête noire (The Black beast) – flourless chocolate cake (video recipe)

    This black beast cake is the best chocolate cake! It’s pure chocolate! It’s so rich, creamy and flavorful and yet incredibly easy to make :). I love this flourless chocolate cake because it looks fancy but it’s quick and easy to make with a handful of ingredients. It’s definitely a recipe for beginners! I saw this recipe on Liz blog and I said to myself: “hey, this cake has such a funny name and it looks sooo good!” So I put it on my to do list. Why is this cake called the “black beast” or La Bête Noire? I really have no idea :). I’ve made some research on google…

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    Drop doughnuts (video recipe)

    Are you looking for the best doughnuts? Soft, fluffy, absolutely delicious doughnuts and yet incredibly easy to make? Well, stop looking! These drop doughnuts are the best doughnuts ever! If you don’t believe me, just make a batch of doughnuts and you’ll see 🙂 These drop doughnuts are my favorite! They are a little moist on the inside and so flavorful… The secret? These delicious drop doughnuts are made with yogurt which keep them moist on the inside. As I was saying, these delicious doughnuts are incredibly easy to make: all you have to do is to mix all the ingredients. No kneading nor raising time required but for better…

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    Peach sponge cake – video recipe

    Soft and fluffy sponge cake, juicy and flavorful peaches and a dust of sugar… Mmm, delightful! Peaches. Again :). I promise, this is the last peach recipe for this summer! It’s almost fall, pies season. Oh, I can’t wait to treat myself with a piece of apple pie or pumpkin pie. By the way, which one do you prefer, apple pie or pumpkin pie? For me it’s very difficult to decide so I take a piece of each :). But I was talking about peaches and sponge cake. This is such a great combo, don’t you think? The cake is sweet, vanilla flavored, and the peaches are so flavorful, juicy…

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    Easy peach cake (video recipe)

    So flavorful, soft and light as air and topped with whipped cream, this peach cake makes the perfect summer treat. And it’s so incredibly easy to make and budget friendly 🙂 This peach cake is an amazing combo of soft and flaky sponge cake, juicy and flavorful peaches and whipped cream. It’s so refreshing! A few tips about how to make the perfect sponge cake. – Always use fresh, room temperature ingredients! Why room temperature ingredients? Because when at room temperature, certain ingredients like eggs, butter, and dairies form an emulsion which traps air. While baking in the oven, that trapped air expands and your cake will be soft and light as…

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    Easy chocolate cake – video recipe

    Still looking for the perfect chocolate cake! Well, good news: you just found the best ever chocolate cake! Everybody loves this chocolate cake and it makes the perfect choice for any anniversary. This two layer chocolate cake is dense and fudgy, perfectly moist with a brownie like texture. And it’s so incredibly easy to make! Also, this made from scratch chocolate cake calls for simple ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, sugar and eggs. To prepare this chocolate cake all you have to do is to combine all the ingredients. You may use a mixer but a whisk will work as well. I prefer to combine first the wet…

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    Chocolate buttercream (video recipe)

    This chocolate buttercream is my favorite frosting! It makes the perfect choice for cakes, for cupcakes, for brownies or for cookies. This chocolate buttercream is so creamy, smooth, rich and decadent… Mmm, and it’s absolutely delicious and it holds its shape perfectly! So, this chocolate buttercream is the best frosting for piping. And it’s incredibly easy to prepare with only 3 main ingredients! I say only 3 main ingredients because this frosting tastes amazing even without vanilla or rum essence and instead of milk or heavy cream you may use water. So you can prepare this chocolate buttercream using only butter, confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder. A few tips for…

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    Crêpe cake

    Oh, how much I love crêpes! I love them filled with chocolate pastry cream, with sour cherry jam or with apricot jam. But a crêpe cake? Wow, that sounds amazing! This crêpe cake is a delicious combo of thin and delicate crêpes layered with vanilla pastry cream and bananas and topped with cocoa glaze. This crêpe cake is also very easy to prepare and the great part is that you don’t have to use the oven. To prepare this delicious crêpe cake you should start by making the vanilla pastry cream because it must be completely cold when you layer the cake. Homemade vanilla pastry cream is also very easy…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Chocolate chunk cookies

    You definitely should try these chocolate chunk cookies! Soft and tender on the inside but with crisp edges and loaded with chocolate chunks, these chocolate chunk cookies are awesome! They are super delicious and yet so easy to make with a handful of ingredients. About the ingredients: 1. Always use unsalted butter (or 82% fat butter). This type of butter contains more fat and less water and your cookies will hold their shape better. 2. Why 2 types of sugar? Because white sugar is sweeter while brown sugar has a wonderful caramel flavor. 3. Always add a pinch of salt to counterbalance the sweetness and to highlight the flavors. 4.…

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    Lamington cake

    Soft and flaky sponge cake squares, dipped in chocolate sauced and coated with desiccated coconut…. Mmm, this Lamington cake is absolutely amazing! Also it is quick and easy to make with a handful of ingredients and you definitely have to give it a try!This amazing cake comes from Australia. Lamington cake is made from butter cake or sponge cake cut into squares then dipped into chocolate sauce and coated with desiccated coconut. A variation of the Lamington cake is the layered Lamington cake with a middle layer of cream or strawberry jam.The Lamington cake was named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland.This delicious cake was invented by…

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    Nutella thumbprint cookies

    Tender on the inside but crispy on the outside and loaded with a generous scoop of nutella, these nutella thumbprint cookies are definitely the best chocolate cookies! I mean they are amazing and they taste even better than the M&M cookies. These nutella thumbprint cookies are so good that they disappear from the plate within minutes :). Also these nutella thumbprint cookies are pretty easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. And now I want to give a few tips for the best thumbprint cookies: 1. Use unsalted butter or 82% fat butter. It contains less water an your cookies will hold their shape 2. Don’t chill the dough!…