Tagged with dessert

Fourth of July Flag Cake

Fourth of July Flag Cake

Though I have been living outside of the United States for six years, without fail, I always celebrate the Fourth of July. Last year, I made a flag cake based heavily on A Stove With a House Around It’s recipe. From the outside, the cake looks like a simple white layer cake, but cutting it … Continue reading

Chocolate & Pear Cake

Chocolate & Pear Cake

Bittersweet chocolate and pears are an unbeatable combination. This cake may take more work than a simple chocolate and pear fondue, but I promise, it’s worth it. Aside from substituting a whisk for a handmixer, I followed Smitten Kitchen’s recipe fairly closely. I won’t lie, whisking the eggs by hand takes about 20 minutes (and … Continue reading

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Tangy apple pieces suspended in a sweet, almost meringue-esque crust. Seven ingredients. Wow. As a general rule, I don’t post recipes that I do not make, adapt, or change in some way. Today, I’m breaking that rule for a very, very special cake. Smitten Kitchen’s apple sharlotka is not only one of the most delicious … Continue reading

Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake

What’s a burgeoning cook to do for her birthday? Make a cake, of course! With exams finished and work yet to start, I decided to spend the afternoon of my birthday making a Smitten Kitchen cake I had been eyeing for awhile. As always, her recipe works like a dream. The quantities listed below are … Continue reading

Bourbon Apple & Pear Pi(e)

Bourbon Apple & Pear Pi(e)

Happy Pi Day! In honour of the most famous mathematical character, I cobbled together a pie recipe. In the past, I tended to celebrate Pi Day with a slice of pie. Now that I have this blog, however, I would feel somewhat lazy by not celebrating this holiday with a homemade pie. I drew my … Continue reading