Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Hello, friends! How are you keeping? I find myself in a near constant state of frustration these days, looking at people not wearing masks or social distancing. It’s just so irresponsible it bugs me right to the core. Thankfully we’re escaping to a secluded house 

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re celebrating the blog birthday today, would you like to join us? I mean, technically, the birthday was two days ago.. but we’re running on lockdown time, which is really such a different ballgame. Eight years ago, on April 27th 2012, I 

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

I tried to warn you in the latest Monthly Musings post: we are addicted to blood oranges. We have thick wedges in the mornings as a kind of pre-breakfast appetizer – the two of us romantically standing over the sink with bright red juice running 

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip

Pear Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Drip

This is the sixth time I’ve made this cake in the last three years & the first time that I’ve been truly happy with the photographs. Which sounds a bit like I’m just being a perfectionist, but literally every time I’ve made it before the 

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Because one type of chocolate is never enough to celebrate a birthday with. And guys, this birthday is a big one. Six years ago today, I made the decision to start my own food blog & created passionate baker. I threw myself head first into the 

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Snow Day Chocolate Cake

Day 4. No work, no leaving the house, no telephone network, no sunshine. We are slowly but surely running out of milk & bread, we’ve exhausted the supply of cookie dough in the freezer, and we’re down to our last bottle of wine – things 

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

Let’s jump head first into the new year. We’re just coming out of those murky lazy days surrounding the holidays & we’re trying to get ourselves back into working shape. There’s a long to-do list to tackle before the week is out, including – but 

Strawberries & Cream Naked Cake

Strawberries & Cream Naked Cake

It took me a while to get into the whole naked cakes thing. They started popping up everywhere – my favourite food blogs, in my cookbooks – and I honestly just thought they were rather ‘meh’ looking. It even got to a point where if I 

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Earl Grey Tea Cake

If you follow me on Instagram, this cake is not a new cake for your eyes to behold. See, back in the day (read: a few months ago) when I was a dedicated food blogger I was baking & instagramming all at the same time 

Rustic Apple Cake

Rustic Apple Cake

Welcome to part two of the apple fest! This time, I bring you cake, glorious glorious cake. A cake that originally started out with the infinitely longer title of ‘Cinnamon Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting’, but thankfully after reading back over it a few times, 

The Rainbow Cake That Never Was

The Rainbow Cake That Never Was

You guys, I tried. I tried so damn hard to make a nice rainbow cake for us. I got up early on my day off, I bought all the ingredients, I bought a new candy thermometer for the perfect meringue frosting, I (somehow) remained patient 

Indulgent Chocolate Cake

Indulgent Chocolate Cake

Okay so here’s the whole truth: today’s post was meant to be about Blueberry Muffins from my new fancy expensive cookbook, but then somehow everything went wrong. They got burned in the oven, they got stuck in the damn tin, they fell apart when I 

Rhubarb & Orange Financier

Rhubarb & Orange Financier

Here’s the thing: I love food. I especially love baked goods, sweet things in general, anything to do with chocolate, fancy desserts, & any form of ice cream contraption you can dream up. I eat pretty much anything delicious & that works out well for 

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Just the other week I wrote about adulting & how great it feels when you actually take control of your grown up life & do it right. Well friends, let me tell you, I have been adulting all over the place lately. You know when 

Curly Carrot Cake

Curly Carrot Cake

I already had a whole post about brownies lined up for this week, but then I remembered that Easter Sunday is this coming weekend. Now, as much as I love brownies, there is no possible way I could have twisted this particular recipe to have 

Lemon Drizzled Madeleines

Lemon Drizzled Madeleines

I’ve recently become entirely obsessed with baking again. I mean, the obsession never really went away, more that it was kind of hiding just beneath the surface. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I can count the amount of things I’ve baked over the past 

Apple & Banana Cake

Apple & Banana Cake

When do you really become an adult? Is it when you offer to host the Christmas dinner party in your house? Or is it when you spend over 7 hours (I kid you not) making lists of the different food possibilities you could make, the 

Chai Spiced Apple Cake

Chai Spiced Apple Cake

I know. You got me. I left the blog to fend for itself. Again. So maybe we missed the month of October, but that’s only because I couldn’t think of anything good to bake for Halloween. It may also have had something to do with