Category: Cakes + Pastries

Din Tai Fung Chocolate Xiao Long Bao

Din Tai Fung Chocolate Xiao Long Bao

My families love of Din Tai Fung is no secret. I did a copycat recipe of their chilled cucumber salad (a true favorite) and to this day, this simple dish, remains one of my most viewed blog posts. I think that says something. Din Tai Fung […]

Frosted Banana Cake

Frosted Banana Cake

I have always loved bananas.  As a kid, I prefered them over apples. Straight-up, on top of cereal, with ice cream, you name it, I’m a fan. Like banana bread, frosted banana cake was a treat and something I always looked forward to having. Some […]

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

You survived the holiday season but you have one more celebration to come. But this one is easier. Much easier. New Year’s Eve is a bit more celebrated than New Year’s Day. And let’s call New Year’s Day what it is: a recovery day for […]

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

Halloween is not just for kids. Some of my adult friends are clearly more into Halloween than their children. A few couples in particular reliably dazzle neighbors and friends with their well thought out, elaborate, and creative costumes. My husband and I are not that […]

Chocolate Malted Ovaltine Cupcakes

Chocolate Malted Ovaltine Cupcakes

Who remembers Ovaltine?  If you remember Tang, you may also remember Ovaltine. Ovaltine is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract, sugar and whey that can be used with hot or cold milk.  Introduced in 1904, Ovaltine was created in Switzerland where […]

Vanilla Funnel Cakes

Vanilla Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cake will forever remind me of strolling through crowded street fairs in NYC as a kid. Funnel cake, which is essentially fried dough batter with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, is a food popular in North America at carnivals and street fairs.  But this […]