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Winter Wonderland Cake

Winter Wonderland Cake

It’s still gloomy and definitely doesn’t feel like spring, so what better time to whip up a Winter Wonderland Cake?! I went a little crazy and Ombréd EVERYTHING! White chocolate buttercream, sanding sugar and all. 😀 I topped the cake off with an icy blue white chocolate ganache and multi-colored […]

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

For this totally random day 🙄 I made a batch of super-rich chocolate cupcakes, filled them with creamy chocolate ganache and topped them with a very healthy dollop of Italian buttercream flavored with a refreshing raspberry reduction. I’m glad this recipe makes more than a dozen; I was able to […]

Grapefruit Champagne Cake

Grapefruit Champagne Cake

Normally I would make some small dessert for two Valentine’s day thing, maybe a molten chocolate cake or something, but this year I wanted to make a big ole cake! I love citrus, and grapefruit is my favorite, freshly squeezed only please, but I wanted a little something extra to […]

Chocolate Pear Cake

Chocolate Pear Cake

It seems that, at least for me, things rarely go according to plan.. Originally I wanted to make a chocolate pear tart, I had it all planned out, ingredients and all, but just when I started to make them I thought maybe I should try making a chocolate pear cake […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Last year I made a batch of hot chocolate cookies topped with melted marshmallow. They were literally Heaven fresh out of the oven. I barely had enough left to photograph…. They were so rich and fudgey that I had to make some more with a slightly different twist. These cookies […]

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

I remember making, to my memory, elaborate gingerbread houses before Christmas when I was a boy. Pre-made gingerbread panels (it was the 80’s), royal icing and lots of colorful gummy candies for decoration. Those were the days… I still love gingerbread but so many of the store-bought offerings are a […]

Chocolate Peppermint Roll

Chocolate Peppermint Roll

  Chocolate Peppermint Roll Ingredients For the Roll: 5 tbs unsalted butter plus more for the parchment and pan 2/3 cup sifted cake flour (not self-rising) 1/3 cup sifted cocoa powder plus more for dusting 6 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsps vanilla extract For the Buttercream Frosting: 12 […]