Dessert

  • Lemon and Elderflower Royal Wedding Cupcakes Recipe

    June 2, 2018Van

    These Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes are inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake which “incorporates the bright flavors of spring”. The cupcakes are flavored with lemon zest, lemon juice and elderflower syrup for a bright tasting fluffy cupcake. They are topped with a rich and smooth elderflower buttercream frosting – I used a Wilton…

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  • Instant Pot Chocolate Flan Cake Recipe (Chocoflan)

    April 29, 2018Van

    Chocolate Flan Cake is Mexican dessert also known as Chocoflan or Impossible Cake – it’s one of the most delicious desserts consisting of a velvety flan on top of a rich brownie like chocolate cake with a caramel topping. When you put the cake together, you place the chocolate cake batter on the bottom of…

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  • Stabilized Whipped Cream Recipe

    April 16, 2018Van

    Whipped Cream is wonderful on almost any dessert, this Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe should be part of any baker’s repertoire. Regular homemade whipped cream only holds it’s shape for a few hours and this stabilized version will last about 3 days refrigerated – so if you’re using it to decorate a cake or as a…

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  • Candied Strawberries Recipe

    April 15, 2018Van

    I love these candied strawberries! They’re absolutely gorgeous and easy to make. Strawberries are already so delicious on their own, but you’ve never truly enjoyed a strawberry until you’ve cracked into this crunchy sugar glaze–It’s such a unique treat. You’ll have to make these at home because finding them in a shop will be next…

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  • Frozen Yogurt Bears Recipe

    March 13, 2018Van

    I make yogurt in my Instant Pot every week and I’m always trying to find fun ways to get my kids to eat it. I already had these gummy bear molds (link to ones I used here) from making Elderberry Gummy Bears so I thought my kids would enjoy having some Frozen Yogurt Bears. It’s…

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  • The Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

    March 10, 2018Van

    If you’ve been looking for the best chocolate cupcake recipe, you’ve found it! This method is based on the classic Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe that’s been around for almost a century – the texture of the cupcakes are moist from the unique technique of mixing in boiling hot coffee. The cacao or cocoa powder you…

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  • The Best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (American Buttercream)

    March 10, 2018Van

    This is the best recipe for Classic American Buttercream, it’s fluffy, creamy, buttery and decadent. This frosting pairs well with almost every flavor cake or cupcakes. It’s easy and fast to make and the flavor is so superior to store bought frosting, there’s no reason to ever buy it again. It’s beautiful to frost with,…

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  • Lemon Syllabub Recipe

    March 2, 2018Van

    Lemon Syllabub—it may sound like a Pokemon character—-but it’s actually a delicious English Dessert dating back to the 16th Century! And YES its still delicious! It even made an appearance on one of my favorite shows, Downton Abbey. The original version of this dessert was a drink made with cream that was curdled with wine…

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  • The BEST Instant Pot New York CHEESECAKE Recipe

    February 22, 2018Van

    Cheesecake is a deceptively simple dessert.  There’s nowhere to hide with a plain cheesecake—it’s all about the marriage of flavor and texture. That creamy, rich filling over a deliciously crisp cookie crust is the perfect combination in my book.  I’ve had cheesecake all over the U.S. but, most cheesecakes were mediocre!  Even the widely accepted…

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  • Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Eggless)

    February 14, 2018Van

    This chocolate mousse recipe is very quick and easy to make. The hint of coffee really enhances the chocolate flavor. It’s fluffy, creamy and decadent – the ultimate treat. The chocolate you use makes a huge difference in flavor, so pick out a good quality chocolate. It’s great for parties or as a special treat…

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