Tag Archives : baking

Pumpkin Bourbon Mini Cakes With Spiced Maple Glaze


Good morning friends! I hope your fall has been good to you so far. I have been obsessed with making all things pumpkin, have you noticed? I was thinking these sweet mini cakes would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table or for finishing a holiday dinner with friends + family. Can you picture it? I am super excited about this…

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Double Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Muffins


Hi friends! I hope this finds you well. We’re going to do a quickie today because I wanted to get this chocolate pumpkin recipe to you + participate in the Virtual Pumpkin Party that Sara from Cake Over Steak throws every year. And I had an intense craving for some swirly muffins…so here they are! Sending heaps of love and…

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Spiced Apple Cake With Brown Butter Buttercream


I’m starting to think I have a tendency to overdo things just a wee bit. I really just wanted to make an easy, one-layer apple cake. I was picturing a light dusting of powdered sugar over the top. A snack cake. We could eat it for breakfast…lunch…dinner…snacks in between. Nobody would judge us because the name implies (insists?) we eat…

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Chocolate Rye Cherry Cookies


No mistaken I love a chocolate cookie. I’d been dreaming about this rye number for quite awhile and needed the excuse of meeting friends (Adam + Ryan and Christine) for a picnic on the beach in Santa Monica. I only name-dropped because I’m going to bring them up again shortly. Hang tight. I was hesitant at first to even post…

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Brown Butter Chocolate-Caramel Skillet Cookie


Good morning loves. I hope this finds you well, rested and happy. If not, I hope we’re working on it with some tea…maybe morning stretches or binge-watching your favorite shows. It all works. You’ll get there. I want you to think about this: melty ice cream and glossy pools of chocolate encased in a giant, chewy, slightly undercooked chocolate chip skillet…

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Margarita Cupcakes With White Chocolate-Lime Buttercream


Permission to speak freely? April has been a shitstorm. Just a crappy month. I’m ready to say sayonara. Buh bye. And I can think of no better way to kick April to the curb than by celebrating with Margarita Cupcakes. Sweet Kate over at ¡Hola! Jalapeño organized an entire Margarita Week that runs from now until May 5…scroll to the bottom of…

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Overnight Raspberry Buns With Crème Fraîche


I’m thinking these raspberry buns should be on your Mother’s Day table… These are make-ahead raspberry buns that are given a quick rise the morning we’re brunching. We throw the dough and jam together the night before (or up to several days before) and then just let everything rest and flavor mingle. Our biggest concern will be champagne or screwdriver. I was…

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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies


A lot of different things are happening with these chocolate caramel pretzel cookies. We whip up a simple double chocolate cookie batter. That’s cool. We’ve done this before. We grab a caramel candy (not too hard, not to soft), cut it in half and shove in the middle of the dough, covering completely. We’re also using dark cocoa powder, because I…

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Chocolate Almond Scones


You knew my love of scones was going to morph into some little chocolate number. I’ve actually been hanging onto this chocolate almond scones recipe for probably a year. I know. Sorry. They’re so good. But I needed a bit of a scone sabbatical. Once I stopped baking them for the bakery we needed a break. But enough time has passed and…

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Irish Coffee Cake


Is it a cake that tastes like Irish coffee or is it a coffee cake with Irish coffee vibes? Or are they the same thing? I think they’re different but this seems like more of an in-person conversation for us to have…perhaps over Irish coffee and cake? Today we’re scenting a traditional coffee cake with all of our favorite flavors: fresh-brewed espresso (or coffee),…

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Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies


These Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies bumped some toasted walnut cookies out of the line-up because they were just too amazing not to share immediately. The feedfeed had a mixer this past week and I wanted to bake Julie + Dan (the owners) something special. Wait, let me take a step back…I actually made two different types of chocolate chip cookies last week.…

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Meyer Lemon Chamomile Muffins


Morning loves! I’ve been holding onto this recipe a bit…tweaking until it was just right. Most of the chamomile muffins out there have chunks of chamomile tea in them…which neither my kids nor I liked. At all. And if you try to soften the chamomile before adding it to the batter it will tinge the batter a drab color. Not into…

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Chocolate Malted Layer Cake With Toasted Meringue


So I’ve learned something very important this week. Grab a drink, move in close and listen carefully: I have zero self control with chocolate cake. Every year, growing up, my mom would make me a chocolate cake for my birthday. You know the cake…those amazing doctored-up box cakes that are the confectionary equivalent to crack. One year in particular, my best…

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Salted Rye Brownies


Have we talked about how linear I am? I like to focus on one thing, see it through until completion and then I’m ready for the next project. Currently, I’m working on four different projects andddd…it’s a lot. For me. It’s all great…it’s just an adjustment for my brain. And both of my kids have been sick for what feels…

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Chocolate Orange Truffle Cookies


Picture a chocolate cookie with a slight crisp resistance when bitten and a rich, fudgy center. Then imagine it laced and scented with winter citrus. Yep. It’s that kind of cookie. These chocolate orange truffle cookies come together quickly, take a short spell in the fridge and then are baked off in ten minutes. Not too long from start to finish,…

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