dessert

Raspberry Marble Cheesecake

Raspberry Marble Cheesecake

Fresh raspberry puree swirled with a rich and creamy cheesecake on top of a buttery graham cracker crust - all in a sweet little bite-sized portion. Go ahead - indulge!

Recipe: Raspberry Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

Dense and rich chocolate cake with raspberry filling, garnished with chocolate ganache, sliced almonds, and fresh juicy raspberries. Which part is my favorite?  I can't even begin to try to figure it out - it's all so delicious!

Recipe: Chocolate Torte

Bill’s Cherry Tart

Bill’s Cherry Tart

Cherry season and Christmas go together here in Brazil - this delicious tart is like a wonderful clafoutis on a buttery crust, yum!

Recipe: Bill’s cherry tart

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

from Sweet Life

Bonnie at Sweet Life tells a hilarious story about baking for friends for the holidays, and shares with us this lovely chocolate cupcake with peppermint cream cheese frosting. She talks about daydreaming about sugar, butter, and chocolate... and after seeing these cupcakes, I think we'll all be doing the same.  

RecipeMini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Hot Buttered Rum Cake

Hot Buttered Rum Cake

A dense, moist and buttery rum cake drizzled with a hot buttered rum glaze and powdered sugar. Serve warm with your favorite holiday beverage, and enjoy!  

Recipe: Hot Buttered Rum Cake

Editor's Note: Shanon's giving away a copy of the cookbook, A World of Cake (and this rum cake is just one of the awesome cakes featured in the book) so go on over to her blog and enter to win!

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

A sweet mint alternative to tangy holiday peppermint - these rich and decadent chocolate mint cupcakes have a present, but not overpowering, festive feel. The best part? The sweet, smooth, and light peppermint Swiss meringue buttercream. They may take a lot of dedication in the kitchen, but they are worth it completely.

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Japanese Dark Pearl Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Japanese Dark Pearl Chocolate Chiffon Cake
A culinary victory for Jess at Bakericious... a moist and rich chocolate chiffon cake. While getting the perfect texture in a chiffon cake may be extremely difficult, Jess makes it look easy. Her end result is airy, moist, and bursting with chocolate flavor. Way to go, Jess!

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies are a favorite Christmas cookie of mine, and this recipe is a classic - one my mom got from a ladies auxiliary cookbook for a local fire hall dating back to 1975.

Recipe: Pecan Tassies

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

One of the two best carrot cakes I have ever eaten. Not even a cake pan mishap could discourage me from enjoying this amazing cake! A perfect end to Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Devil's Food Cupcakes

Devil's Food Cupcakes

In honor of Black Friday, these decadent, rich, buttery, and sinful Devil's Food Cupcakes were a perfect substitute for retail therapy. Who needs shopping with cupcakes like these?

Recipe: Devil's Food Cupcakes