Carrot Cake with a hint of orange

  We had friends over for Friday. Summer is finally here in Denmark, so we moved our dinner table out into the garden so we could enjoy all the sun and the light summer evening with the kids running around the garden. I love it! I baked this carrot cake that I have been eyeing for a while on another blog. It looked so yummy and I thought that it was perfect for a light dinner instead of a heavy brownie. It is a bit different from a classic carrot cake, like this one I baked a few years back, as it has a good kick of orange and it also has a few extra spices added. But it really...

Mousse swirl ala Snickers

I have wanted to make these mousse cakes for a while. Snickers is one of my favorite chocolate bars so I like to make and bake different chocolate and peanut creations. And ever since I received some really cool swirl molds from Silikomart for Christmas I have been trying to come up with a sweet and salty dessert. So this weekend I made a small batch of snicker swirls. And they are goood. Really yummy, sweet a little salty and delicious. The base is a small piece of peanut butter blondie. The center is salty caramel and its all covered in sweet and airy milk chocolate mousse. Yum! I made a chocolate mousse without stabilizer, so its very soft and...

Peanut butter blondies

These blondies are chewy, sweet and with a salty peanut twist. They are a delicious alternative to the regular blondies and if you add a bit of dark chocolate it’s a bit like eating a homemade snickers bar. Ingredients:

Banana Bread with Cocoa Frosting

I have baked this banana bread so many times, and its always a hit. We often have a couple of bananas laying around and its never a problem when they start to turn a bit brown. Its just a good excuse to bake this yummy bread. I often top it off with a layer of cocoa cream cheese frosting. Ingredients

Chocolate moussecake with a strawberry centre

I have wanted to make this cake for a while; a sweet combination of layer and mousse cake. It’s a very light and silky smooth. The strawberry centre gives it a tangy contrast to the milky chocolate mousse. And its a pretty surprise when you cut into the cake. We had two sets of guests over on Sunday and by late afternoon, the whole cake was gone. So I will be making this cake again soon. I used three different sized pans, a 24 cm, a 22 cm and a 10 cm.

Rum Balls

We recently celebrated my youngest sons christening, and had the reception at our house. My aunt was so nice and offered to bake two beautiful layer cakes for our guests. They were perfect and tasted amazing. I decided to bake a bunch of smaller hors d’oeuvre like cakes to accompany the layer cakes. These small rum balls are very simple to make and very decorative on the table. Ingredients

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...
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