Mango Coconut Mousse Cake

I was trying to remember where my family’s obsession with entremet cakes came from, and I think we had one at a bakery in New Orleans the first time we went there. They tend to be fairly delicate cakes with layers of mousse and cake and fruit gelee. They are a pleasure to eat, andContinue reading “Mango Coconut Mousse Cake”

Chocolate Skillet Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Chocolate cake is one of my very favorite desserts. I have a recipe I absolutely love, you can find it here. It is a layer cake and takes a bit of time, so when I saw this recipe on Serious Eats I wanted to try it since it looked appealing and seemed quick to make.Continue reading “Chocolate Skillet Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting”

Healthier Glazed Lemon Loaf

I saw this recipe on Kathleen Ashmore’s site and decided to give it a try. I have a lemon loaf recipe I have made a few times, but I wanted to see if this healthier version would still be satisfying. This recipe using mostly reduced fat yogurt for the moisture and only has 1/4 cupContinue reading “Healthier Glazed Lemon Loaf”

Brown Butter Carrot Cake Cupcakes

At this point I have mentioned brown butter enough that my thoughts on it are obvious 🙂 It makes so many baked goods tastier though, so of course it has to go into these carrot cake cupcakes too. This is a fairly straight forward carrot cake recipe based roughly on one from Brave Tart. TheContinue reading “Brown Butter Carrot Cake Cupcakes”

Italian Rainbow Cookies

I have been making these delicious treats for years because they are one of my son’s favorite treats. I still don’t know why they are called cookies, since they are really more like little cakes, but either way they are so delicious. These little cookies are very simple to make, but something about the combinationContinue reading “Italian Rainbow Cookies”

White Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry and Chocolate Cake

This cake has been a favorite of ours for a quite a few years. It takes some work and prep so it is more of a special occasion dessert. We’ve had it for birthdays, graduation, and often for holidays. We had it again on NYE so I thought I would share the recipe. The cakeContinue reading “White Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry and Chocolate Cake”

Pumpkin Bread with Salted Brown Butter Glaze

This pumpkin bread with salted brown butter glaze recipe comes from Serious Eats. I love the recipes from Serious Eats. I use a lot of their sous vide recipes, but I end up liking almost everything I try from the site. By now you all know about my brown butter obsession. Check out my postContinue reading “Pumpkin Bread with Salted Brown Butter Glaze”

The Best Chocolate Cake

Cake, and chocolate cake in particular is at the very top of my desserts list. There is a huge variety of cakes that can fall under the ‘chocolate cake’ label, but to to me this is the best chocolate cake. I’m talking just chocolate. You can add all kinds of different fillings to chocolate cake.Continue reading “The Best Chocolate Cake”

Strawberry Shortcake

One of our very favorite summer time desserts is strawberry shortcake. Every May I get a bunch of strawberries from the farm, and those make the BEST desserts. Even store strawberries make pretty good shortcake though when the farm berries aren’t in season. I have a couple different strawberry shortcake recipes I like to make.Continue reading “Strawberry Shortcake”