toffee pudding

This super moist and decadent dessert is a British classic. The cake is filled with sweet Medjool dates and has a wonderful caramel flavour. Drenched in a rich and creamy toffee sauce and sprinkled with a bit of coarse salt, this dessert is a real treat.

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marble cake

This all-time classic vanilla and chocolate marble cake tastes deliciously soft and tender. It is easy to make and looks beautifully with the marbled swirl that appears, when you cut off a piece of cake.  A perfect teatime treat.

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madeleines au citron

Madeleines are little French cakes, baked in scalloped shell-shape baking moulds. These buttery cakes with the crisp crust on the outside and a tender, moist crumb in the center go perfect for a brunch or with an afternoon tea. The batter can be made in advance, up to two days – preferably they should be eaten straight away, fresh from the oven, but they will still be good for up to a day later.

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chocolate cake with apples and rum

This is a lovely cake for an afternoon tea-party, rich in taste, full of tender apple pieces and delightfully boozy; but for adults only! The cake is very easy and quick to prepare and if you don’t like the taste of rum, it is also excellent with some Brandy or Calvados or even apple juice instead of rum.

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apple cake with shortcrust pastry

Last autumn we planted a little apple tree in our garden and I’m overjoyed how many delicious and beautiful fruits our tree has given us this year. There are plenty of tasty things that can be made with apples; so stay tuned for some more luscious recipes in the next few weeks! The base for this apple cake is a cross between pastry and biscuit and tastes lovely with the juicy and slightly sour apples.

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chestnut and chocolate cake

I love this time of the year; the leaves change colors, the air is crisp and clear, the early morning mists, followed by plenty of sunshine in the afternoon. The smell of autumn and the wonderful aroma of roasted chestnuts wafting through the air. Enjoy this moist and nice chestnut & chocolate cake with a cup of coffee or tea for warming up after an autumn walk.

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cannelés bordelais

After a wonderful week in the marvelous city of Poitiers in France with our gorgeous friends Elsa and Fred, I came back with my head full of ideas and inspirations for desserts and pastries. I start today with a specialty of the Bordeaux region of France; Cannelés. It’s a pastry with a thick caramelized crust and a soft and tender and slightly chewy center, flavored with vanilla and rum. For the best results, the dough has to rest for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator and then placed in a very hot oven. Enjoy these little cakes for breakfast, dessert or just as a snack in the afternoon.

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muffins with roasted hazelnuts & raspberries

Sweet raspberries, fresh roasted hazelnuts, topped with lemon glaze; enjoy the last days of indian summer with these absolutely delicious muffins with a glass of Champagne or dessert wine. 

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dacquoise with summer fruits

A  Dacquoise is a kind of dessert cake made with layers of almond or hazelnut meringue, filled with pastry cream, buttercream or whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruits. The texture of this classic french cake is soft and creamy, crisp and crunchy and will satisfy everyone. It will take some time to prepare this heavenly dessert but it is worth it.

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blueberry cupcakes

I’m actually not a huge fan of cupcakes, for my taste they are much to sweet. But these mini cupcakes have a delicious and not to overly sweet topping and have the perfect bite size. They are great for breakfast, as snack or for a dessert. And if you are a blueberry fan like me, you just can’t resist.

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vanilla cake with almonds and caramel

Enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee with one or better two pieces of this moist and not overly sweet vanilla cake, topped with a crunchy almonds and a lovely caramel sauce.

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blueberry cake with cinnamon streusel

This moist and tender cake topped with blueberries and cinnamon streusel, looks pretty, taste delicious and it is so easy to make! For this delicious cake you can use any of your favorite berries.

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banana cake with walnuts and caramel

This banana cake with walnuts and creamy caramel will brighten up a cold winter’s afternoon. Enjoy it with a fresh brewed cup of tea or coffee.

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apple cake with marzipan

This apple cake is easy to prepare and gives a moist, soft and light cake. 

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caramel cake with pears

The caramelized pears, the caramel sauce and the caramel mousse gives this dessert a lovely moist consistency, topped with crunchy caramel it taste just heavenly for everyone who loves cakes, creams and caramel!

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lemon – poppy seed cupcakes

These cupcakes with a gentle crunch of poppy seeds and sparkled with fresh lemon flavor are perfect with a cup of fresh brewed tea. It’s a popular believe, eating cake or bread made with poppy seeds on the first day of the New Year, will bring a year of abundance. With this in mind I wish all of us a happy New Year, may it be a healthy and peaceful one.

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cake pops with chocolate and spices

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plum cake upside down

This plum-cake is perfect for an afternoon cup of coffee or tea.  Serve it with ice cream, crème fraîche or whipped cream.

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pecan cake with caramel icing

This delightful and rich cake takes some time to prepare, but it is worth every minute.

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vanilla muffins

If you like the taste of vanilla, you will love this cake. It can be covered with marzipan, sugar paste or chocolate icing or filled with cream and decorated with fresh raspberries. This time I just made a white chocolate icing and covered the muffins with chocolate sprinkles.

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lemon muffins

These delicious and juicy lemon muffins are the perfect treat with a cup of tea or coffee. There tasty with or without a glaze.

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mini chocolate gugelhopf

This chocolate – almond cake has a rich chocolate flavor and a soft, moist, almost pudding-like texture. Is very simple and fun to make and it’s my friends favorite chocolate cake.

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whoopie pies with marshmallow filling

A whoopie pie is not quite a sandwich cookie, not quite a cake, its a cross between a soft biscuit and a cake. It is made up of two round pieces of soft cookies with a sweet, creamy filling.

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oreo muffins

In the beginning I wanted to make Oreo cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting. But after baking the muffins, when I turned them out of the pan, I thought the look were so terrific from the opposite site, I just left them the way they were. The preparation is very easy and quick and the taste is absolutely delicious.

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