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...

Cinnamon Rolls

This is a classic and one of my absolute favorite pastries. Here in Denmark bakeries offer all sorts of cinnamon rolls; high, sugar, cinnamon, cream, rum and Wednesday cinnamon rolls, which is a classic cinnamon roll but just in a XL size.  I love them all. This recipe is for the classic cinnamon roll. Ingredients:

Apple Cream Pie

A couple of years ago I bought a cookbook called ‘American Pie’. Its full of yummy and amazing recipes from America. I have a soft spot for American baking goods, so of course I needed this book on my shelf. One of the recipes that I keep looking at is this apple cream pie recipe. And today I decided to give it a go. I added my Danish touch to the topping with marzipan, but otherwise its pretty much straight from the book. Ingredients for the pie crust 300 g flour 1 tbsp Sugar

Chocolate cherry cupcakes

  I was looking through one of my kitchen cupboards the other day and found a jar of cherry sauce. I love cherries and haven’t cooked with them in a while, so I decided to make a batch of chocolate cherry cupcakes for the weekend. My oldest son hadn’t tried cupcakes yet but has been talking about them for a while because of a book he has with pictures of cupcakes. So I figured it was about time that he got to have his very own. He loved it, and so did the rest of the family. I used preserved cherries for this recipe, but you could just as well use fresh or frozen. Here is the recipe:

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.

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...