November 2010

Hungarian Cake

Hungarian Cake

Tena had me at "chocolate-rum cream." You too? Keep reading - it gets better!

This traditional Hungarian cake alternates between thin layers of moist cake and the aforementioned infamous chocolate-rum cream. The icing on the cake? A combination dark chocolate/milk chocolate glaze that hardens on top.

Recipe: Hungarian Cake

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones

from lolfoodie

The holidays are coming! And if you're hosting friends and family, you'll need lots of yummy snack and meal ideas. These gorgeous pumpkin scones are ideal. They're infused with seasonal flavors and then drizzled with not one, but two delicious glazes: one sugar, one spice. Serve with your drink of choice, and watch the room light up with smiles. 

Recipe: Pumpkin Scones

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Sometimes in life you just need a big slice of rich chocolate cake that's filled and frosted with luscious chocolate buttercream icing. This cake is all that plus more!

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Pear and Apple Upside-Down Gingerbread Cakelets

Pear and Apple Upside-Down Gingerbread Cakelets

Kelsey says she had a lot of fun baking these cute mini upside-down cakes, and she makes a great sales pitch:

"Just in case you weren't already in full-on fall baking mode, try these pear and apple upside-down gingerbread cakelets. One whiff will have you nostalgic for the fall and winter days of your childhood!"

Well I'm sold! :)

Recipe: Pear and Apple Upside-Down Gingerbread Cakelets

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I'm like Dee: I associate cinnamon rolls with cool weather and changing seasons. I think it's because my dad makes homemade cinnamon rolls every New Years - it's kind of a tradition in our house, and those rolls usually only show up once a year.

Dee's rolls are "perfectly hypnotically swirled" with "brown sugar, brown butter and cinnamon." They look every bit as delicious and soft as she says they are. I can almost taste them! I think I may need my cinnamon roll fix sooner than usual...

Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Ceecee bakes this rich chocolate cake that incorporates the healthy super-seed quinoa instead of wheat flour.

"I saw this recipe in a local paper a few weeks ago and it looked interesting... the creators of this recipe, Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming, insist noone will guess this is made with quinoa. I'm always up for a challenge so let's find out if it's true!"

Recipe: Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies will appeal to anyone that loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, as well as sweet and salty together.

Recipe: Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Orange Blueberry Friands

Orange Blueberry Friands

Tender little cakes with a delicious citrus touch, topped with blueberries. Mmmm!

Recipe: Orange blueberry friands

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter

My mom made these for the first time a year ago when she started getting sweet potatoes from our CSA. I was skeptical at first: at the time, sweet potatoes conjured up images of sticky Thanksgiving mash. Not anymore! These seasonal biscuits are light and flaky and have more flavor depth than regular biscuits. They're one of my favorites - a perfect savory side for nearly any fall dish.

And if you're still hesitant, start by making the sweet honey cinnamon butter. I guarantee that you won't be able to find enough things to put it on...

Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter

Acai Chocolate Flourless Cakes

Acai Chocolate Flourless Cakes

Now this is what I call having your cake and eating it too - check out these "gluten-free flourless chocolate cakes infused with superfruit d'jour acai". These are full of dark chocolate and topped with acai berry whipped cream - so they're decadent and delectable... and loaded with healthy antioxidants. I love it. :)

Recipe: Acai Chocolate Flourless Cakes