December 2010

Mango Mirror Cake

Mango Mirror Cake

This cake renders me speechless - it's a work of art! It's one of those desserts that, when placed in front of you, looks too pretty to eat.

A gorgeous chocolate-vanilla sponge cake encircles alternating layers of vanilla sponge cake and fresh mango mousse before the whole thing is sealed with a mango puree topping. 

Correction: alllmost too good to eat. Maybe just a bite...

Recipe: Mango Mirror Cake

Raspberry Trifle Cupcakes

Raspberry trifle cupcakes

Raspberry trifle in cupcake form: berries, cake and custard icing - yum!

Recipe: Raspberry trifle cupcakes

Frosted Cinnamon Cookies

Frosted Cinnamon Cookies

from CaffeIna

I was looking forward to try my new cookie cutters. Do you think it's too late for leaf cookies? I didn't think so!

Recipe: Frosted Cinnamon Cookies

Pomegranate Almond Olive Oil Cakes

Pomegranate Almond Olive Oil Cakes

According to lore, pomegranates were the symbol of love. I have to say that I am pretty fond of these light pomegranate infused cakes gussied up with some olive oil and nutrient-packed almonds.

Recipe: Pomegranate Olive Cakes

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Shanon took everything there is to love about pecan pie (and a few extras - bourbon, anyone?!) and translated it into these festive pecan bars. A brown sugar crust and bittersweet chocolate drizzle complete the scrumptious flavor profile.

Recipe: Pecan Bars