Raspberry Brownies

Here is another play on my base Best Brownies Ever recipe. Instead of walnuts, I added whole raspberries for a tart and juicy surprise in the middle.

Rasperry Brownies

I’ll admit it’s not a revolutionary pairing — chocolate and raspberry — but it’s a great one. Timely too, especially since it’s berry season.

Rasbperries

Again, I used my Wilton silicone brownie moldfor bite-sized pieces, halved the recipe and plopped halved…

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Celebration Cakes

Over the last few months, I’ve made a few celebration cakes that I’ve photographed but never felt inclined to post for some reason or another. So before they gather too much digital dust, I thought to just whack a few of them in one post.

Three Cakes

So, here they are. (Yup, I haz a way with de wordz.)

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Easy Raspberry Mousse

With summer upon us and berries in season, this no-brainer raspberry mousse should be on your list of summer desserts to make. This fluffy cloud of pinkness is a treat all on its own, or use it as a cake filling as I have in the picture below:

Raspberry Mousse

The recipe is mostly dumping a whole load of ingredients in a pot and boiling away, but there is method to the madness, so be sure to check out the…

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Nutella & Salted Caramel Tart

Nutella & Salted Caramel Tart

There’s just something to evocative about the pairing of salt and sweet, none more so than in salted caramel.

Nutella & Salted Caramel Tart

Combine that with the chocolate-hazelnut goodness that is Nutella, and you have a dangerously delicious ménage à trois.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (Version 2)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (Version 2)

No recipe is ever perfect. If any recipe is ever described as “perfect”, it’s very likely hyperbole rather than fact. So I’m always tweaking my recipes and recipes I come across.

Pineapple Cake V2

Like the pineapple upside-down cake I made last year. It was great and delicious, but too much on the thin side for my liking. I prefer my cakes to stand tall. I also wanted to get more pineapple into each slice.

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Mocha & Salted Caramel Cake

Mocha & Salted Caramel Cake

My Dad is the handyman of the house, the perpetual tinkerer, the consummate engineer. If there’s anything broken, chances are he can fix it. (Otherwise, it’s probably not worth fixing.) He’s a very hands-on kind of guy, and since I’ve long since tossed aside any engineering ambitions, I feel that that’s a trait I’ve inherited from him in my baking.

Mocha & Salted Caramel Cake

Having recently made a chocolate cake with…

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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Simple cakes can be dazzling. The trick is to stick to tried-and-true flavours.

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Case in point, this one-bowl, moist and light chocolate cake with a rich, creamy peanut butter icing. How can anyone possibly go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?

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Summery Strawberry & Almond Pudding

Summery Strawberry & Almond Pudding

“Pudding” is really a catch-all term for me for a sponge that’s too soft to stand on its own, really moist and dense, and sometimes even gooey. And so it is for this strawberry and almond pudding, just in time for summer strawberry harvests.

Strawberry & Almond Pudding

The top gives you crisp sponge and toasted almond flakes, while just underneath that crust is a sweet, ooey-gooey strawberry mush. It’s always going to look…

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Lemon Earl Grey Stacked Cake

Lemon Earl Grey Stacked Cake

There’s something incredibly sexy about tall cakes. Phallic references aside, I think tall cakes are all about being bold and making a statement. Think multi-tiered wedding cakes and the like. And if the sides are not iced, I think they can look extremely modern and stylish.

Lemon Earl Grey Stack

So here’s my attempt at a towering cake. While the cakes are small (5-inches), the final iced cake manages to reach an…

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Homemade Oreo Cookies

It’s just good sense to make more icing than you need when decorating a cake. But then what do you do with all that leftover icing?

Oreo Cookies

I normally whip up a small batch of cupcakes to ice. However, if you have some plain ol’ vanilla buttercream icing lying around like I did, why not whip up a batch of these Oreo copycat cookies to fill?

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