Chocolate Espresso Dacquoise

  For this week’s technical challenge (a little GBBO reference for all you fans out there), I decided to commit to trying something I’ve never made before. A dacquoise. Not unlike many of the technical challenges I’ve seen, I’ve had experience with particular elements of the dacquoise, but I’ve never put them all together. To […]

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

For an Easter dessert, I wanted to create a yummy, sweet treat to serve after supper. I have made olive oil cakes before, but never a chocolate version. I’ve had a subscription to Bake From Scratch magazine for awhile now and I had come across a chocolate olive oil recipe that I had set aside […]

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Baby Shower Cupcakes

Recently, we celebrated a happy occasion – the upcoming birth of a baby boy! – for one of my co-workers. I actually scoured local Michael’s, Targets, and Wal-Marts for baby themed cupcake toppers (didn’t have time to order anything online) and when I couldn’t find anything in stores (I mean nothing…not even a rattle mold, […]

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Ombre Rosette Cake

I’m so late to the posting party on this one – as I made it over a year ago for one of my best friend’s baby shower! Ok, so this friend…she’s one of a kind and she’s been a rock for me over the last couple of years. I’ve been through a lot and she […]

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German Chocolate Bombs

I had wanted to try my hand at a recipe I had seen floating around the ‘net and with all these baking shows I so voraciously watch (Best Baker in America, Great British Baking Show, Cupcake Wars, Zumbo’s Desserts, etc.) – it was about time I tried baking in molds because it seems like something […]

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Hershey Bar German Chocolate Cake

My Grammie is on Facebook and one of my favorite things is to watch and see what recipes she likes or reposts to her wall. I remember many of her desserts from growing up fondly and often times, when I see something she thinks looks yummy, I just want to test it out! I usually […]

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Banana Split Cake

I love throwback recipes and anything nostalgic and when Better Homes & Gardens magazine took old recipes and re-tried them in their kitchens to see if they stood the test of time…I knew I had to give it a go as well. The flavors of a banana split are simple, but there is a depth […]

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Take-Home Chocolate Cake

I was in Barnes & Noble the other day (I know, how quaint, right? I actually like to buy books IN the bookstore…RIP bookstores) and I saw this beautiful cookbook called Sweet. I knew I had to have it based on the cover alone (yep, I judged it by its cover…and I’m glad I did). […]

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Chocolate Swirl Babka

Babka is a slightly dry yeast bread (some would argue that it’s cake…I say bread) swirled with chocolate or cinnamon (but I agree with Elaine from Seinfeld…cinnamon is a “lesser babka”). Straight from the oven with a schmear of butter, babka is one of my favorite treats to enjoy alongside a cup of tea. You […]

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Gluten-Free Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Hey y’all! Sorry it’s been awhile. The summer is such a busy time and the last thing anyone wants to do is be stuck in a hot kitchen baking, am-I-right? However, that being said, I have found time to have a little fun and bake some goodies. My Dad is a major fan of banana. […]

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S’mores Cupcakes

Nothing screams summer like camping! And what do you want most when you are camping? S’MORES! I wanted to recreate one of my favorite treats, but in cupcake fashion. After mulling over some ideas, I came up with the idea to do a graham cracker crust, an ooey-gooey chocolate cake and a marshmallow buttercream frosting. […]

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Irish Cream Cupcakes

I love a festive cupcake – heck, I love cupcakes for all occasions. So, even though I’m not an Irish lass, I celebrated with some green and a nip of Bailey’s to mark St. Patrick’s Day! This super moist cupcake packs a little surprise with the addition of just a few mini chocolate chips and […]

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