Chocolate moussecake with a strawberry center

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 center 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.

Chocolate and Raspberry panna cotta

Happy New Year!! A new year and new desserts to try out. That’s one of the many things I’m looking forward to this year; lots and lots of new techniques and recipes to try out. I didn’t have any new year resolutions this year, but I guess, two weeks into the new year, I just decided that new dessert techniques will be my resolution for 2016. We held New Years Eve here at home for 4 friends. It was our first New Years with Tristan, so we were excited to see how he would react to all the fireworks and hoopla going on. And we were so happy to see that he loved it, especially the fireworks – we went...

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...

Coffee Caramel

  I was recently invited by Nespresso and Kokkedal Castle to create a dessert recipe – only condition was of course that it had to contain coffee. I accepted the challenge and have now tried out quite a few different recipes. I has been so much fun testing out different ways of infusing coffee into desserts. I used this coffee caramel with a chocolate cake I baked and it worked really well. And its very easy to make too. You can drizzle it over cakes, ice cream or maybe in a cup of warm milk Ingredients:

White chocolate mousse bomb

This dessert was inspired by a picture I saw on another blog.I thought that it looked amazing and like a beautiful dessert to serve at a fancy dinner party. And as luck would have it we are planning a fancy dinner party sometime soon. But I wanted to test it out before the actual day to make sure that I knew exactly what to do. And it turned out really well. Sillas actually said that it was the best dessert I had ever made! I also like it because it has a bit of wow factor. When it is served it looked simple and elegant. Then you cut into it and you get a creamy center as well as a...

Vanilla cupcakes – a Hummingbird Bakery Recipe

Whenever I heard the words ‘vanilla cupcakes’ I always thought “ehh boring and not very interesting” But after baking and tasting these vanilla cupcakes, using a recipe from my Hummingbird bakery cakebook, I have been proven so wrong. They are absolutely not just ‘vanilla’. There is so much lovely sweet vanilla flavor and are light and fluffy. Absolutely on top of my cupcake list now. Sillas has been in school the past 3 months as part of his apprenticeship at an accounting company. And he recently wrote his final thesis – a business plan for a new business, of his own choice. And Sillas’ choice was a cupcake store. I loved the choice and I really enjoyed listening to the process...

New month, new kitchen, new job, new cupcake recipe

About 5 weeks ago Sillas and I decided to sand and oil our tabletop in the kitchen.  We had talked about it for a while and now was the time to do something about it. I say ‘we’ but it was  about a 99-1 % job – in Sillas’ favour. I figured that it would take a week or so and I could handle being without my beloved kitchen for that long…..But then we were both hit with the flu and all of a sudden it had been a month and I was going  a bit mad, not being able to cook or bake anything. And in the middle of it all, we decided to buy a new fridge, oven and...