Last week I revisited my love for Ube with my Baked Ube Coconut Doughnuts, and now I’m introducing you to another flavor I love: Pandan! These Pandan Madeleines are rich, buttery, and absolutely delicious! They’re a Southeast Asian twist on a French classic and I’m betting you’re going to love them. For those of you who’ve
I have a special place in my heart for bundt cakes like this Pistachio Lemon Bundt Cake—not only are they easy to make, but I am also obsessed with bundt pans. Anytime my husband and I entertain or attend a potluck, I break out a bundt cake. And since my husband isn’t a huge chocolate
Guys, these Easy Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cakes should definitely make an appearance on your Thanksgiving menu. Every Thanksgiving, I bake a million desserts for my family’s big Thanksgiving dinner (think 35-60 people). So as you can imagine, I’m always testing easy, festive recipes for the dessert spread. I think I’ve found a winner in these bundt cakes.
So as we all know, Father’s Day is coming up. Generally speaking, I’ve never been great at gift-giving on Father’s Day. My dad and grandpa are incredibly hard to shop for, so I’ve found that baked goods are always the best option (and really, when are they not?). Last year I went with my Kahlua Chocolate Crinkle Cookies but this year I’ve got a Coffee Basil Layer Cake that will knock your socks off. A few weeks ago, The Fiancé and I took a long walk to Black Dog Gelato, a small-batch gelato shop in our neighborhood, to get some fun ice cream. I tried the Coffee Basil gelato and fell absolutely in love with the flavor combination. As I was eating my ice cream, I was thinking of all the ways I could recreate this amazing flavor pairing in a recipe. This Coffee Basil Layer Cake was the perfect reincarnation of that lovely gelato flavor.
Remember when I made those Jumbo Raspberry Almond Muffins and I shared my feelings about meal prep with muffins? Well think of this Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake as my coffee cake version of meal prep. This coffee cake is moist and sweet with a touch of tart from the rhubarb. You’ll need to make my Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Topping beforehand, but this recipe is crazy simple. And who doesn’t love an easy recipe?
You know what would make Mother’s Day amazing? A Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake, that’s what. This is like the floral, fancy cousin of my Clementine Mascarpone Cheesecake from last summer and it’s just as good! The mascarpone in this cheesecake is lighter and it perfectly complements the lemon and lavender notes. Plus, the buttery shortbread crust tastes was made for lemon and lavender. There’s a sort of humble elegance about this cheesecake that suits Mother’s Day.
Okay, so Thanksgiving is next week and I have no idea where the time went! Every Thanksgiving, despite all my best efforts, I always fall a little behind on my baking schedule for Thanksgiving. It’s for this reason that I love easy recipes like this Pumpkin Chai Custard Cake. This cake has a secret ingredient: Tazo Chai. Now that I’m budgeting for my wedding, I’ve been saving money by buying the Starbucks Tazo Chai concentrated mix to make chai tea lattes at home. The concentrated mix works perfectly in this cake. You can usually find it in the coffee and tea aisle of your local grocery store. If pumpkin and chai aren’t your thing, you can alway make my Brandy Spiced Custard Cake—another easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. So are you ready for this recipe or what?
Every year, I try my hardest to avoid pumpkin overload. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin, but I think there are other fall flavors that deserve the spotlight—like chai. Whenever The Fiancé and I decide to have people over at the last minute, I pull out a bundt cake recipe. Bundt cakes are awesome because they don’t require the effort that a normal cake would need. This recipe for this bundt cake is even easier than a normal bundt cake recipe, because it uses a secret ingredient: yellow cake mix. If you’re like me, every now and then you have some over-ripe bananas sitting around that beg to be baked. And while I love banana bread, I love banana bundt cakes even more. The banana and chai flavors complement each other so well it’ll blow your socks off. And did I mention how perfectly moist it is? The instant pudding mix and bananas serve as a flavor boost and also maintain perfect texture in the cake. If you make this cake for guests, they’ll never know you used a box cake mix, and I’ll never tell. If you prefer to bake everything from scratch, you can substitute your own yellow cake mix recipe for the boxed cake mix. I’m all for baking things from scratch, but a busy lady like me needs to have a few shortcuts in her back pocket—just in case.