• cupcakes,  desserts,  puddings

    Chocolate cups filled with vanilla pastry cream and fruits

    Chocolate- checked. Vanilla pastry cream – checked. Fresh fruits, for vitamins – checked. These chocolate cups filled with vanilla pastry cream and fresh fruits are the perfect summer desert. They are super delicious and very easy to prepare with a few ingredients. As regarding the fruits, my kids asked bananas and peaches but you can also use strawberries, pineapple, apricots, blueberries, raspberries or any other fruits you might like. In winter you may also use canned or frozen fruits. Vanilla pastry cream is very easy to prepare. It needs to be cooked only for a few minutes and you don’t need any special skills or instruments. But in summer time,…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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 Ă©clairs. 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 Ă  choux (Choux pastry), the same dough that we use to prepare Ă©clair shells. It’s…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate sponge cake recipe

    Soft, flaky and incredibly easy to make, this chocolate sponge cake is every chocolate lover’s dream. All you need is these 4 ingredients: eggs, flour, sugar and cocoa. You may fill this cake with your favorite cream: chocolate or vanilla custard, nutella, butter cream or any other cream. To prepare this delicious chocolate sponge cake you have to follow the same steps as for plain sponge cake. The only difference is that you have to combine flour with cocoa. So, in this case the magic formula fir the perfect chocolate sponge cake is flour+cocoa+sugar=eggs (weight without shells). All the other rules are applicable and you have to respect them. You…

  • cakes,  desserts

    The Carpathians cake recipe

    “The Carpathians” cake is a wonderful layered cake which makes the perfect choice for Christmas or for New Years Eve. It’s name comes from the resemblance to a mountain peak. The Carpathians are the largest Romanian mountain chain so, here’s the name: The Carpathians. This absolutely delicious layered cake is made from very thin cake sheets and caramel cream and topped with melted chocolate. You may also sprinkle some crushed nuts or coconut flakes. The Carpathians cake is a pretty simple cake but you have to work a little to roll out the sheets. If these are your first cake sheets, it may seem quite difficult to roll them but…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Chocolate pudding

    Creamy, flavorful and comforting chocolate pudding is simply the best dessert. I could never say no to a cup of chocolate pudding.And it’s also quick and incredibly easy to make from scratch. All you have to do is to mix all the ingredients and to cook until thickened.Chocolate pudding makes the perfect treat no matter the season. A bowl of warm chocolate pudding will warm your soul in a cold winter day. Chocolate pudding makes also the perfect summer treat served cold, topped with fresh fruits or whipping cream.You can also add nuts, raisins or rolled oats. Use your imagination, there’s no limit! Ingredients for chocolate pudding: – 600 ml…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Chocolate custard filled crescent rolls

    Soft, flaky, vanilla flavored crescent rolls filled with creamy chocolate custard, a lot of chocolate custard… Mmmm, what a delight! 🙂 These crescent rolls are absolutely delicious and you have to give them a try! The dough is easy to prepare: mix together melted butter, lukewarm milk, sugar, 1 egg yolk, a pinch of salt and fresh yeast, then add the flour, gradually, and knead until incorporated. For better results I recommend you to use fresh yeast, but dried yeast goes well also. The chocolate custard is also easy to make with a handful of ingredients. You have to mix the sugar and the egg, add the flour, a few…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate magic custard cake recipe

    This chocolate magic custard cake is, definitely, the perfect chocolate cake. It’s so creamy and sinfully delicious, yet so easy to make. All you have to do is to combine all the ingredients in one bowl, pour into a baking tray and bake. And the magic happens. Chocolate magic custard cake is a cake which separates itself into 3 layers: a firm base, a soft and creamy center and a fluffy top layer. For good results, it is important to bake this cake at low temperature (160-180Âş C) and follow exactly the recipe. If you haven’t already tried this gorgeous Chocolate magic custard cake, it is time! I’m sure it…