Easter Cake – Chocolate layer cake with mango mousse and orange frosting

I have wanted to bake a layer cake for some time now. So when my best friend invited us up to their house for a little pre-Easter lunch, I decided to finally bake a layer cake. I chose a simple chocolate cake with fresh mango mousse and frosting infused with orange zest and juice. I does take some time from start to finish but I found each step quite simple. So if you have the time and energy, this is a great cake to bake and bring to a lunch or dinner.

Oatmeal cookies with raspberries & white chocolate

A few months back our little family visited a café and I bought a few cookies for dessert, just because they were on display rights by the cash register. I’m an easy target that way. Anyway, they were so good that I wanted to recreate them. I love a nice and chewy cookie, so I decided to go with an oatmeal cookie. I’m pretty happy with the result and will definitely bake them again soon for the holiday. And then I’ll add more of all the spices so they will be packed with holiday flavor. This batch makes about 30 small cookies.

Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

Autumn is here! And as much as I love summer and will miss the warm(ish) weather, long summer nights and trips to the beach I also look forward to the new season. Spending evenings at home wrapped in a warm blanket with cup of hot tea and a piece of pie. That’s another thing I love about a new season- a new array of cakes and pies baked especially for this time of year. Like pumpkin pie. I baked this pie with store bought pumpkin pure, but you can also make it from scratch by cooking 450 g of fresh pumpkin and them puréeing it through a sieve or with a blender. I found this recipe on bbc good food’s homemade...

Chocolate and orange cheesecake

  For quite a few years, my go-to baking dish for almost any occasion was cupcakes. They are easy to make, and the flavor and decorating options are endless. And although I still love to bake a good batch of cupcakes, I have a feeling that my new go-to dish will be cheesecakes. After I baked quite a few cheesecakes for the Nespresso challenge, I now want to try out a bunch of different flavors and baking techniques. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry, a classic New York cheesecake, Baileys or lime…I could go on and on with all the different types of cheesecakes I want to try out. This weekend I had a group of friends over for brunch and...

Irish Coffee Cheesecake made for Nespresso’s dessert challenge at Kokkedal Castle

I was recently invited to participate in a dessert challenge by Nespresso and Kokkedal Castle. Desserts and coffee, a win win in my opinion, so I accepted and began to experiment with different recipes. I tried out a creamy coffee panna cotta, a chocolate and hazelnut cake with coffee caramel drizzle. But I finally decided on this Irish coffee cheesecake. I tested the recipe out 4 times, tweaking it here and there before I was happy with the result. So there was a lot of cake eating in our house these past few weeks. But hey, who doesn’t love a bit of cake for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee? The Nespresso event was held at Kokkedal Castle, a beautiful...

Blondie with roasted nuts and chocolate chips

I baked this blondie cake for Sillas’ birthday dinner last Friday. It was just the three of us (I still have to get used to the fact that we are ‘us three’ and not ‘us two’ anymore, and I love it) The big birthday dinner with friends was the next day. But Friday was just our little family and it was a great night. I love how versatile this recipe is. You can add almost any fruit, berry, chocolate or nut and it’s a winner every time. This time I decided to mix roasted nuts and dark chocolate chips. The combination of nuts and chocolate is so good and roasting the nuts beforehand just makes it even better. I have...

The blog turns two! – Plus recipe for a lemon cake with swiss maringue coconut frosting

Reading food and lifestyle blogs is something I have done for quite a few years now. It all started when I searched the internet for a dinner recipe and then I discovered the wonderful world of blogs on the internet. And now I have about 20 blogs I follow on and off. Two years ago I decided – after a healthy nudge from Sillas – to start my own blog. And I love it; it’s such a fun hobby to have. The pictures and styling have gotten better over time, but can still be improved. That’s one of the things I like about the blogging thing. Finding inspiration from other bloggers around the world and constantly improving my own blog,...

Danish summer strawberry pie

We celebrated Sillas’ birthday this past weekend with a big party in our apartment. We had hoped that the weather would be on our side so we could all just have a party in a park, but the Danish summer has a split personality this year (like so many other years) and day was a mix of rain, wind and yes a bit of sun too. So we went with plan B – have the party in our apartment. I was a bit nervous ( ok, a lot) that we would be too many people and it would feel cramped. But it all worked out. We opened up every room – all 4 of them- and set up a few...

Strawberry & Blueberry tart

I have had such a great weekend, and it’s far from over. Again we had a long holiday weekend here in Denmark, so I have had the day off since Thursday and don’t have to back to work until Tuesday. So basically it’s a mini holiday. Spring is full of days off here and there and I love it. Extra days off also means extra time in the kitchen to create more things I love. I saw this recipe on another blog and thought that it was really pretty, so I wanted to re-create it, with a few changes to make it my own. It’s a twist on a traditional Danish strawberry tart.

Cheesecake in a glass

I was walking trough our local grocery store the other day and spotted tray of new, fresh and juicy Danish strawberries. Yum, summer in  tray! I bought two trays and immediately had a couple of recipes with strawberries that I wanted to try out. One was a delicious cheesecake in a glas topped with lots of fresh strawberries. We had a couple of friends over for dinner on Tuesday night and that’s when I served this cheesecake. I like it because it’s easy and perfect for a dinner during the workweek. And this version is a bit healthier than your average cheesecake. It has no sugar or butter – but its still really really yummy and creamy. I found the...
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