Tag: Dessert

Hello Kitty Macarons
Macarons

Hello Kitty Macarons

This is the third time I make Hello Kitty macarons, I absolutely love making them, so much fun  and they are adored by both kids and adults. The past week me and my husband have been inspired by Japanese food and Hello Kitty being a global phenomenon from Japan seemed like a perfect treat for the end of the week. 🙂

Football Cheesecake
Cakes

Football Cheesecake

Tomorrow is the World Cup final 2014, though I’ve personally missed many of the games this year, I had to make a cake to fit the theme! I do not normally have access to licorice products such as the sauce I used here, Rainbow Lakritsikastike, this one I got as a special delivery from Finland and I’m so happy that it worked in this as […]

Apple Cinnamon Buns
Leavened

Apple Cinnamon Buns

Growing up I used to come home to smell of fresh cinnamon rolls every now and then knowing that I’d have a warm one waiting for me with a glass of cold milk, it was heaven! Now living abroad, whenever I get to eat a cinnamon roll or even better a Finnish “slap on the ear”, I feel like home :). This is my first […]

Chocolate Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

 Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream icing and mini m&m’s. Chocolate, chocolate, some color and more chocolate 😀 Ingredients (makes 12 regular and 20 mini cupcakes) 100g unsweetened dark chocolate, melted 80g unsalted butter, softened 160g soft brown sugar 2 eggs, separated 170g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 200ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla For the chocolate […]

Mocha Squares
Other

Mocha Squares

Easy yummy dessert, in this version the cake is less sweet and gets it’s kick from the topping. Ingredients  100g unsalted butter, softened 50g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 150g plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 60ml milk For the topping: 25g unsalted butter, softened 20ml strong coffee 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 100g powdered sugar caramelized hazelnuts Preheat oven to 200°C and […]

White Chocolate & Blueberry Souffle
Souffle

White Chocolate & Blueberry Souffle

On my way home today I got the idea for a new quick dessert using frozen blueberries, which by the way taste nothing like fresh blueberries I used to pick, eat and bake with back in Finland, but they are still better than no berries and blueberry-white chocolate combo always works. I used bigger ramekin than normally which makes the souffle look pretty flat and […]

Salty Caramel Dogie Macarons
Macarons

Salty Caramel Dogie Macarons

This is the second time I work with caramel, first time was two years ago when I did some charity cupcakes for an animal welfare event in Cyprus, called “Hot Dog Show”. Funny coincident is that I again decided to work around a dogie theme. The chihuahua shape that I was going for did not come out that well and my caramel sauce stayed a […]

Vanilla Confetti Cake
Cakes

Vanilla Confetti Cake

This is a quick cake I made in less than an hour, baked at night and topped with whipped cream and fruits in the morning. The sugar sprinkles melt a bit, and that makes them look like confetti inside the cake, some of them stay crunchy in the otherwise soft cake. Ingredients 100g white sugar 100g unsalted butter. softened 3 eggs 100g plain flour 80g […]

Pineapple & Kiwi Cheesecake
Cakes

Pineapple & Kiwi Cheesecake

  I have two special reasons for a cheesecake post, one being Shavuot and second a birthday of a friend who shares my love of Philadelphia Cream Cheese ;). Ingredients 10 whole wheat almond cookies, crumbled 2 tablespoons butter, melted 140g white sugar, divided 2pkg (226g each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 2 eggs 200ml sour cream, divided ½ teaspoon vanilla + For topping: 2 kiwi fruits, […]

Personal Mud Cake
Cakes

Personal Mud Cake

I’ve made my mud cake recipe using different chocolates and can say the chocolate quality really makes difference here. This time I used  Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate and the flavour was simply divine. Mud cake flavour only gets better after it cools down, but it’s also delicious hot with a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream 🙂     

Chocolate Cream Pie with Fresh Cherries
Pies & Tarts

Chocolate Cream Pie with Fresh Cherries

Ingredients For the pie crust: 100g unsalted butter, softened 100g soft brown sugar 1 egg yolk 25g cocoa powder 220g plain flour ¼ teaspoon salt For the filling: 200g milk chocolate 280ml cream, divided 2 teaspoon vanilla Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolates Cherries, washed and dried Instructions Prepare crust dough at least an hour before baking, cold pie crust dough is easier to work […]

Cocoa Chili Nut Brownies
Other

Cocoa Chili Nut Brownies

Ingredients 6 eggs 150g soft brown sugar 50g white granulated sugar 150g unsalted butter, melted 100g cocoa powder, sifted 75g plain flour, sifted 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar 115g hot chili nuts Instructions Preheat oven to 160ºC and lightly grease a baking pan and coat it with cocoa powder. Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and lightly beat whisking by hand Add […]

Cherry Souffle
Souffle

Cherry Souffle

Ingredients (makes 4 individual souffles) 100g fresh cherries, stoned and chopped 60g golden caster sugar, divided 1 tablespoon corn flour 2 tablespoons water 3 egg whites or the equivalent in Just Whites (2 tablespoons of Deb El Just Whites mixed with 6 tablespoons warm water) ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar 20g butter, softened cocoa powder for coating the ramekins Instructions Place […]

Mint Chocolate Macarons
Macarons

Mint Chocolate Macarons

Ingredients (makes around 50 macaron cookies) 144g egg whites, divided 200g ground almonds, divided 200g powdered sugar, divided 200g granulated sugar 50ml water 1 tablespoon cocoa powder ½ teaspoon salt few drops green food coloring ½ teaspoon peppermint flavoring For the filling – mint chocolate ganache 200g dark chocolate 80ml heavy creamy 2 table spoons crushed peppermint candies with chocolate ¼ teaspoon peppermint flavoring Instructions […]

Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins
Sugar Free

Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins) 2 eggs 70g plain flour 50g white oats 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 50ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 80g unsalted butter, melted 125g whole dried blueberries  Instructions Preheat oven to 180 C and line 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake cases Place eggs in a mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed for 5 minutes Meanwhile […]

Little Cake Pop Flower Pot
Cake Pops

Little Cake Pop Flower Pot

Just a quick post this time: flat ice cream cone filled with chocolate cake crumbs, leaf from fondant and chocolate cake pop shaped into a flower, covered in white chocolate colored with orange candy melt coloring and an old style candy button in the middle.  

Tulip Cake Pops
Cake Pops

Tulip Cake Pops

I planned to make rose cake pops but as I was mixing the candy melts, the color I got by mixing rose pink candy melts and red candy melt coloring made me change to tulips and these are super simple and quick to make. Chocolate Cake Tulip Cake Pops (recipe makes 25-30 cake pops) Ingredients For the chocolate cake: 250g plain flour 225g sugar 100g cocoa […]