Mojito Layer Cake

A lot of (obsessive) thought went into the creation of this beauty. I wanted to make sure all the components of a mojito cocktail came through. The mint, the lime, and the rum all had to be there but not with one overpowering the other flavor. I a took a gamble on coming up with…

Snickers Chocolate Cake

People laugh at me when I say I make my own Birthday Cake, but it’s something I love doing, and have done for several years now. There’s a certain calmness knowing you don’t have to worry about if the decoration is perfect, or the flavor is not something someone else doesn’t quite like, because well;…

Passionfruit Cheesecake

I never knew what passionfruit was until pastry school. Ever since, I have been obsessed with the flavor and love it immensely. It’s something that is hard to describe; but I’ll try. It is tangy, sharp but a pleasant floral fruity taste. If you are a lemon or citrus lover you will like passionfruit. If…

Black Forest Cream Puffs

I feel like cream puffs don’t get as much love as they should. Their first cousin the eclair does, but not sure why the simple and understated cream puff does not. I’m about to change that; or a least try with this elegant recipe that uses the fresh harvest of cherries that are in stores…

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

I must admit- I’ve never really been into whoopie pies until last year when I made my first batch. I suddenly occurred to me that you know that trick everybody does where they take their cupcake and tear off the bottom and place it on top of the frosting to create a sandwich? well…it’s kind…

Pumpkin~Spice Glazed Scones

  Pumpkin season is here! Have you been to Trader Joe’s?!  If you have, then you know what I’m talking about- they take it to a whole other level,  it’s  a PUMPKINpalooza. Crazy. I left there in awe of all the pumpkin things they offer- it got me inspired to make a good pumpkin scone….

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars Please note: This is a repost of my original post; I changed my recipe sl. by adding an extra egg yolk. Key lime pie just might have to be part of my final meal on Earth. I know that sounds rather morbid…but when it’s time to cash in my chips, this is the…

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh strawberries when ripe and rich in deep red color are so flavorful that you’ll want to make everything you can think possible. Strawberry cakes quite often though lack really deep flavor and or call for strawberry jello as part of the recipe. Upon researching different recipes I found a common suggestion of cooking down…

Lemonies

What’s a Lemonie you ask? A Lemonie is wonderful soft and somewhat dense lemon bar; but not in the sense one normally thinks of a lemon bar. Calling them a lemon brownie seems kind of misleading. Well imagine if a lemon bar and a shortbread cookie had a love child. The texture is meltingly yielding…