• cakes,  desserts

    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…

  • Candies,  desserts

    Chocolate truffles (video recipe)

    Soft, flavorful and coated with cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles or nuts, these chocolate truffles make the perfect sweet treat. I’m a chocolate lover and I can tell you that this chocolate truffles recipe is a keeper. But be carreful, you may become addicted! :). These chocolate truffles are also easy to prepare with only 2 ingredients (dark chocolate and whipping/heavy cream) plus coating. Although this recipe is very easy to prepare there are a few tricks. You have to melt chocolate and whipping cream and allow to cool. The trick is to obtain a firm but workable mixture. If the mixture is to hard, you won’t be able to shape…

  • desserts,  pies

    Vanilla cream puff pastry cups (video recipe)

    When my kids saw these vanilla cream puff pastry cups their reaction was: “Wow! How pretty they are! Can we eat them?” :). Flaky, tender and so flavorful, these vanilla cream puff pastry cups are almost too cute to be eaten. But they also smell so good that you’ll pass over their cuteness and after the first bite you won’t be able to stop eating. These vanilla cream puff pastry cups are also incredibly easy to prepare. As I was saying in the meat stuffed puff pastry cups recipe, I prefer to use store-bought puff pastry because I save a lot of time. Vanilla pastry cream is very easy to…

  • desserts

    Banana yogurt popsicles (video recipe)

    Super delicious and flavorful, refreshing and very easy to prepare, these banana yogurt popsicles are a healthy way to beat the summer heat. And the best part: there’s no sugar! For sweetness I added 1/2 cup of raisins which give also an interesting texture. If you don’t like raisins you can replace them with honey or with agave syrup. For flavor I used vanilla and cinnamon. Cinnamon goes with bananas! And this banana yogurt popsicles recipe is also my first video recipe :). I wanted to start with something easy because this is a one man show. My husband helps me only with the eating part :). But I’m learning…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • desserts

    Profiteroles – with vanilla pastry cream, ice cream and chocolate sauce

    Soft and flaky choux filled with cold vanilla pastry cream and topped with ice cream and chocolate… Mmm, these profiteroles make the perfect summer treat! Profiteroles are French pastry balls filled with vanilla pastry cream or whipped cream and usually topped with chocolate sauce or dusted with sugar. Profiteroles are made from pâte Ă  choux (choux pastry), the same dough used to prepare Ă©clairs. It is made from flour, eggs, butter and water/milk (or half water and half milk). The batter can also be made using vegetable oil instead of butter. The choux are fluffy and airy but I think they are a little drier than the ones made with butter.…

  • 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…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Crème brûlée recipe

    Rich, creamy, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, crème brĂ»lĂ©e is the best dessert. It’s incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients and so yummy that you won’t be able to stop eating:). This delicious crème brĂ»lĂ©e comes from French cuisine (according to others opinions it has English origins). Crème brĂ»lĂ©e is actually a thick and rich custard topped with delicious caramel. Traditionally it is vanilla flavored but you can add your favorite flavor or 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee. You can also top your crème brĂ»lĂ©e with fresh fruits and/or whipped cream. In Romania we have several recipes of cakes made from crème brĂ»lĂ©e and sponge cake or brownie. I…