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Walnuts And Cinnamon Coffee Cake- An Old Saxon Recipe From Transylvania

Walnuts And Cinnamon Coffee Cake- An Old Saxon Recipe From Transylvania

I adore Transylvanian desserts and this recipe comes from there. It does not claim to be a fancy one but it is an old treasure that I thought deserves some attention due to the simplicity of the ingredients. This recipe of walnuts and cinnamon coffee cake is inherited from my grandmother who was German and lived in Transylvania. The cake is made from a simple batter with butter, sugar, eggs, flour and spices. Before it goes in the oven, the…

Easy Summer Old Fashion Peach Cake

Easy Summer Old Fashion Peach Cake

This is one easy, fluffy, delicious and simple cake to make in the summer. It is a versatile cake as you can use the same recipe but replace the peaches with different fruits in season. Cherries, plums, apricots or berries are perfect for this beauty. You will want to invite your friends to tea and serve them this cake. This recipe comes from the old world and it was passed from generation to generation in my family. Flour, eggs, sugar…

Classic European Chocolate Ganache Meringue Torte Recipe

Classic European Chocolate Ganache Meringue Torte Recipe

Chocolate ganache meringue torte is one of my favorite tortes out there. Easy to make, delicate and elegant, this cake is definitely a good choice for any romantic dinner, birthday or other celebrations. I used the term "torte", but I do understand that not everyone knows what a torte is. Well, a torte is a multilayered cake that can be filled with different things, like buttercream, jam, whipped cream, mousse etc. The term comes from Europe, where most cakes are…

Walnut Cake With Egg Yolk Glaze

Walnut Cake with Egg Yolk Glaze

This is a very old family recipe. Very popular in Transylvania and other parts of Eastern Europe, this cake is known as the " recipe of walnut cake with egg yolk glaze". I love easy desserts and easy baking. This recipe fits exactly my passion for real ingredients that most of us should have in the pantry. The cake is made with flour and ground walnuts, butter, sugar and egg whites. The egg whites will give the cake an airy, fluffy…

Charlotte Russe Cake- Classic European Recipe

Charlotte Russe Cake- Classic European Recipe

I made this Charlotte Russe Cake for the New Year's Eve. A classic European cake, the Charlotte Russe recipe is a very old one. Eighteenth-century European aristocrats knew Charlotte Russe as a cake made of lady fingers pressed into an elegant mold, filled with thick custard or Bavarian cream, and flavored with cooked fruit, spices or brandy. My cake is basically almost the same as the old recipe. It is still a very popular cake in Romania especially around the New Year's…

Vanilla Magic Custard Cake Recipe

Vanilla Magic Custard Cake Recipe

I love magic cakes! If you never had this cake before, you don't know what you missed! The Vanilla Magic Custard Cake is a cake  made with very simple ingredients, like eggs, sugar, butter, milk and flour with a pinch of vanilla. The magic happens in the oven while during baking, the batter separates in three awesome layers, with vanilla custard in the middle. I know! I was skeptic too until I actually baked the cake and cut it. Bam! One batter, three layers…

Orange Mascarpone Cheese Cupcakes

Orange Mascarpone Cheese Cupcakes

Orange Mascarpone Cheese Cupcakes is a recipe inspired from  Eric Lanlard's book- Couture Cupcakes. It is impossible to read his books and not fall in love with the recipes...all of them, as I cannot choose one that I did not like. He has beautiful books about elegant desserts, cakes, cupcakes, tartes, pies and everything in between. You have to try at least some of them, as they are not terribly difficult to make! As everyone loves cupcakes, they will love you too…

Candied Orange Salted Chocolate Ganache Yellow Cake

Candied Orange Salted Chocolate Ganache Yellow Cake

My friend's birthday was coming and I wanted really bad to make her a cake. As she was born at the beginning of April, I figured out that daisies and lady bugs are the best to achieve that. My palms were itchy for a fun springy cake that would brighten her day! I decided on this candied orange salted chocolate ganache yellow cake because it was different. I love the combination of chocolate and orange flavor and I love salted…

White Cake With Orange Or Lemon Vanilla Buttercream

White Cake with Orange Or Lemon Vanilla Buttercream

This White Cake With Orange or Lemon Vanilla Buttercream recipe comes from Romania. While I was doing my Pastry Chef training in Bucharest, I met Oana, who was attending the same school as me. We became friends very fast, as we share the same passion for cooking and baking and also, both have each a blog that we love. One day we got together at my house and she showed me how to make two simple cakes that would save any celebration…

Chocolate Cupcakes With Rum Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Cupcakes With Rum Chocolate Ganache

This weekend I was invited to a party where I also provided the treats for the night. I have to confess something...I was never a fan of cupcakes before, so I never made them. I also never had the opportunity (it is hard to believe, but it is the truth) to actually taste a homemade cupcake in all these years of living in Minnesota. Everything from the store was either too sweet or very artificial tasting which turned me off and ruined…

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