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    Jam and walnuts bars (video recipe)

    My dear friends, I have to tell you from the beginning that this recipe is a keeper! These jam and walnuts bars are a super delicious combo of crumbly crust, flavored jam and crunchy walnuts. Also these bars are very easy to prepare with affordable ingredients. These jam and walnuts bars are very popular in Romania. In summer time we have as main activity to make jam. It’s like a national sport :). We start with strawberry, cherry and sour cherry jam, we continue with apricot jam  and we end with prunes, apple and quince jam. Every housewife makes tens of jars of jam. At least :). And what can…

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    Zebra (marble) loaf cake (video recipe)

    Soft, flaky, super delicious and super easy to prepare, this zebra (marble) loaf cake is one of my favorite desserts. Also this black and white loaf cake is very appetizing and cute and yet very simple and easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. It’s very famous in Romania :). Today I want to share my recipe with you and show you how to make this pretty zebra (marble) loaf cake. It’s very easy! As I was saying, to prepare this zebra loaf cake you need a handful of ingredients: eggs, flour, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, a pinch of salt, baking powder and vanilla essence. These are affordable…

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    Lemon layer cake (Snow White cake) – video recipe

    Sweet and a little sourish, creamy, tender and super delicious, this lemon layer cake (Snow White cake) is a very famous Romanian cake and one of my favorites! In Romania this cake is known as Snow White cake but also as Lemon cake. This cake is so delicious, it’s like a fairy tale cake, so I prefer to call it Snow White cake. In Romania we make this cake for holidays, especially for Christmas. This lemon layer cake is topped with dried coconut flakes which look like snow. If you like chocolate, you may replace the coconut flakes with grated white chocolate. To prepare this cake you need a handful…

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    Chocolate ganache (video recipe)

    Thick, creamy and super delicious, this chocolate ganache recipe is a must have for any chocolate lover. And it’s so incredibly easy to prepare with only 2 ingredients: heavy cream and dark chocolate. Ganache is a mixture of chocolate and heavy cream in equal parts by weight, melted together. You may warm the cream first and pour it over the finely chopped chocolate or you may use the bain – marie method. I used bain-marie method and you have all the information you need below. I’ve also tested the first method but I had the surprise to find unmelted pieces of chocolate into the cooled heavy cream. So, I prefer…

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    Chocolate biscuit cake (video recipe)

    So simple and yet so delicious and appetizing, this chocolate biscuit cake is awesome and you definitely have to try it! And the greatest part of this recipe: it’s a no bake recipe :). I’ve made this chocolate biscuit cake for my youngest son 6th anniversary and this is actually his recipe. He chose the ingredients and I can say he made a good choice. This cake was absolutely delicious! This chocolate biscuit cake is made from 3 layers. The first layer, the base, is made from plain biscuits broken into small pieces and a syrup made from sugar, cocoa powder, water, butter and vanilla or rum flavor. You have…

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    Banana raisin cake

    Banana, cinnamon, raisins and some chocolate sauce… Mmmm, sounds amazing, right? Well, it tastes even better. This banana raisin cake is super delicious and very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. This banana raisin cake may be an excellent snack or dessert for kids because I didn’t add sugar into the batter. The sweetness comes from the bananas and raisins. Of course, you must use overripe bananas! Instead of raisins you may add other dried fruits or a few tablespoons of honey. This banana raisin cake is not a very sweet cake but if you want more sweetness, you may top the cake with cream cheese frosting or…

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    Chocolate zucchini slice

    This chocolate zucchini slice is amazing! Soft, moist, rich and packed with flavor (not any flavor, I’m talking about chocolate and cinnamon flavor!) this chocolate zucchini slice is sooo goood… I mean it’s yummylicios 🙂 But what makes this cake so special? The answer is simple: zucchini. Zucchini in a cake may sound weird but you have to trust me: zucchini bring that special moisture to this cake. And not only the zucchini have this special effect on cakes. Carrots, apples or bananas are other examples of veggies/fruits which you can add to your dessert for extra moisture. And the best part of this chocolate zucchini slice is that you…

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    Éclair cake recipe

    Super delicious, creamy, appetizing and easy to prepare, this Éclair cake is a real hit. It makes the perfect choice for parties but also for a family weekend dinner. I love éclairs and I was very happy to find this recipe because it gathers all the good parts of éclairs. This Éclair cake has a thin crust, plenty of vanilla custard, chocolate and whipped cream. It’s a delight! :). And if you don’t like vanilla custard you can replace it with chocolate custard, caramel custard or coffee custard. Make your favorite combo. The crust is made from pâte à choux (Choux pastry), the same dough that we use to prepare éclair shells. It’s…

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    Snickers slice recipe

    Soft and flaky cake made from whites and walnuts, sticky caramel, peanuts and 2 types of chocolate, black and white, this snickers slice is divine. I have to tell you though that if you are on diet, this snickers slice is a very bad idea because you won’t be able to control yourself and eat just one piece of cake. You will be tempted to eat the whole cake :). This snickers slice is also very easy to prepare. You have to bake a cake made from whites, walnuts, a bit of flour and sugar and that’s all you have to bake. The other layers are made from caramel, peanuts…

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    After Eight cake

    Mint and chocolate…  Mmm, what a great combo! I don’t know who had this wonderful idea, but it must have been a genius :). My husband loves those tiny mint chocolates “after eight”. So, I decided to make a special cake for him: After Eight cake. This cake is a super delicious combo of flaky cocoa cake, mint flavored filling and dark chocolate. I’m already salivating :). This After Eight cake is also quick and easy to prepare and very refreshing. For the mint flavor I used mint syrup which was colorless. So I added some food coloring. Add as much as you need to achieve the desired color. After…