Go with a high quality dark cocoa powder for this recipe. The darker the cocoa, the more chocolate richness you'll get from your cookies.
Even after a structural mishap, this double chocolate layer cake was saved by smooth, dreamy, creamy vanilla buttercream frosting. Sugared flowers provided cute and unique decorations.
This is a recipe for frosting fanatics. Mix and match this strawberry cream cheese frosting with your favorite cupcakes.
Life is better with chocolate, and chocolate is better with caramel. This turtle shortbread is an over-the-top dessert worth some extra effort. Share it with others and it will go fast!
There's nothing like a cup of coffee or tea and a warm scone drizzled with honey and butter on a lazy morning. Use fresh or frozen cherries for this recipe.
There's nothing like French comfort food; well-flavored with fresh ingredients and made with precision and care. 'Cuisine Niçoise,' by Hillary Davis, celebrates simple ingredients and the cooking of the French Riviera.
These popovers are the perfect base for a hot fudge sundae. Serve them with warm Nutella or chocolate sauce, a scoop of ice cream, and nuts.
Not too light, not too dense, this bundt cake has just the right fluffy texture. Top it with your favorite glaze or frosting and sprinkle with sweetened coconut.
For your next celebration consider this pistachio-flavored cake layered with mascarpone filling and fresh apricots, and topped with whipped cream frosting.
When you love to bake, making your own birthday cake and having someone else clean up the kitchen is like a present to yourself. The hard part is choosing which cake to make.
These cream cheese cookies make a lovely tea cookie or light dessert.
These cookies really are pure chocolate, the recipe calls for semisweet, unsweetened, and bittersweet chocolate. Roll them in confectioners sugar for a final sweet touch.
Pureeing the carrots beforehand, and adding coconut, walnuts, and pineapple make this carrot cake extra moist. Add cream cheese frosting and you have the perfect carrot cake, and a temptation for little hands.
Add a little confectioner's sugar to a basil pesto and use it as a sauce on sweet melon.
Rice pudding during the summer might seem crazy, but what's better than mocha rice pudding during a summer thunderstorm? Malagkit rice is the preferred rice for this recipe, but Japanese sushi rice or any short grain rice will do.
Sometimes the simplest ingredients combine to make something absolutely divine. Serve this cake in the morning or for tea and call it a coffee cake, serve it after supper with a scoop of ice cream and call it dessert.
Try this healthy take on a favorite treat, which calls for grated zucchini and almond butter rather than flour. The recipe is also dairy-free and can be adapted to be vegan.
Itching for a summer project? Try making your own yogurt! With milk, active cultures, and a little bit of time you'll have the creamiest, smoothest yogurt you've ever tasted.
Everything they say about Vitamixes is true. Here's a great smoothie to prove it.
Put your pie or tart dough scraps to work. Turn them into star-spangled toppers with patriotic flair.
Celebrate Fourth of July with these festive and fun flag brownies. Red velvet serves as the base and a creamy frosting provides the perfect combination for red, white, and blue!
Fourth of July shortcakes deliver the sweetness of in-season berries along with a natural red, white, and blue: a strawberry rhubarb sauce, whipped cream, and blueberries for garnish on a candied ginger shortcake.
Fourth of July means fireworks. Carbonated sugar is one way to bring some pop! to chocolate covered strawberries.
Nothing says summer like a chilled pie. This strawberry jello pie is so easy you don't need a special occasion or a lot of time to make it. Cool, sweet, and jiggly, this pie is just plain fun.
Using boiling water creates an extra gooey sauce with this cobbler. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream so all that sauce and fruit can run together with melted ice cream.