Is there any better way to celebrate any imaginable occasion than to bake a cake infused with the liquid embodiment celebration itself? I think not. This Champagne + Almond Cake combines the subtle tastes of champagne with the gently sweet creaminess of almond. This delicately sweet duo is the perfect cake for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday, New Years, or, you know… a Tuesday.
This winter, we went hard on hot cocoa. One of our favorites was this very grownup version with sweet and salty butterscotch flavored with rum… yum!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are one of my all-time favorite candies, and putting them in cookie form and including browned butter? Oh man. If someone stole one of these cookies from the cookie jar, it was probably me… and it was definitely more than one.
My Amaretto Cherry Cheesecake might seem intimidating, but it’s more simple than you might think, and the flavor combination is a real showstopper. The main thing to remember when making this recipe is that patience makes perfect cheesecake!
There’s something soothing and comforting about a cup of Earl Grey tea and Walker’s Shortbread Cookies… or biscuits, depending on which side of the pond you’re on. This no-churn ice cream combines these tea time staples into a flavorful, slightly salty, slightly sweet, and satisfyingly creamy and crunchy dessert.
I know people scoff at the phrase “easy as pie” because making pie doesn’t seem all that easy… but this Dutch Apple is so worth the work. I guarantee this pie will be better than any that you buy in a store, and it’s so good that it will have you rethinking the whole “apple pie is for fall” thing.
This recipe has all that is good in the world inside of it: dark chocolate chunks, walnuts, and homemade salted caramel. It’s gooey. It’s messy. It’s sweet. It’s salty. It’s crunchy. It’s crackly-topped. It’s MORE than you could ever ask for in one pan.
I turned 32 last week, and I decided to throw a party. The theme was Brunch and Boardgames, but in reality, this party was just a cover for my cooking and baking addiction. The piece de resistance was my butterbeer cake. For those of you who aren’t in the know (but honestly, if you clicked on a Butterbeer Cake recipe, you already know), butterbeer is a sticky sweet brewed concoction from Harry Potter.
Cozy winter desserts are wonderful, but sometimes (in the dead of winter) you start to miss the bright flavors and colors of warmer months. My Wild Blueberry Lemon Bars are certainly bright. They’re citrusy, they’ve got the sweetness of wild blueberries, and they’re neon pink! Whether you’re looking to brighten these dark winter days or summon an early spring, this is the dessert for you.
When I think about Starbucks during the winter, I don’t think about the red cups, Eggnog Lattes, or Peppermint Mochas. Instead, thoughts of Cranberry Bliss Bars begin dancing through my head. The only bad thing about Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars is that they’re seasonal, which means when the proverbial snow melts, these sweet treats also disappear. This winter I set out to fix that.