• cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • chicken,  main course

    Chicken Kiev

    Slightly crispy on the outside but incredibly tender and flavorful on the inside, this chicken Kiev is my favorite! Chicken Kiev is a very tasty and very popular schnitzel. It is made of boneless chicken breast stuffed with a mixture of butter, garlic and herbs, wrapped in breadcrumbs then fried or baked. The result is an irresistible combo of textures and flavors.The crust is slightly crispy, the meat incredibly tender and the butter melts into a rich and very flavorful sauce. This chicken Kiev is not the easiest dish to make but it totally worth the effort! There are 2 ways to make chicken Kiev. 1. Pound the chicken breast,…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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.…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • cookies,  desserts

    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!…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Chocolate frosted doughnuts

    Cute and fun, super delicious, soft, covered with chocolate and topped with sprinkles … Of, I love these chocolate frosted doughnuts!My kids love doughnuts and they ask for doughnuts every single day :). Of course, they don’t have doughnuts every single day because doughnuts aren’t the healthiest dessert, especially for kids. But once a week I think is ok to have doughnuts, especially if they are homemade baked doughnuts :).Homemade baked doughnuts are healthier than deep-fried doughnuts but they are also super yummy and easy to make.The dough is made with flour, fresh yeast, egg yolks, milk and a little sugar, easy to make and easy to roll out. For…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Sour cherry cake

    Soft and flaky sponge cake, vanilla flavored, plenty of sour cherries and a dust of sugar… This sour cherry cake is my favorite summer cake. This cake is a delicious combo of sweet and sour, packed with flavor and so incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients.To prepare this delicious sour cherry cake you may use fresh or frozen sour cherries. You may also use apricots, peaches, strawberries, cherries and so on. The main rule is that you have to let the sliced/ pitted fruits to rest into a strainer for about 30 minutes to release the extra juices.As regarding the sponge cake, you may find below the…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Chocolate rice pudding

    Super delicious, rich and creamy, this chocolate rice pudding is amazing! Also is incredibly easy to prepare and you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a handful of ingredients and minimum effort. Rice pudding is very popular in my country, everybody love this simple and delicious dessert. Especially kids love to have a bowl of rice pudding for breakfast or for dessert. To prepare this delicious chocolate rice pudding you should choose the right type of rice. The best rice for making rice pudding is a starchy sticky rice like medium or short grain rice. This is the type of rice that releases starch into liquid while cooking and forms a…