desserts

Caramel Pots De Crème

Caramel Pots De Creme

from CaffeIna

What do you do when you are craving for caramel but you really don't have time to bake? I made Caramel Pots De Crème!

Recipe: Caramel Pots de Crème

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Light and airy cupcakes with a subtle hint of pink champagne...topped with a thick and creamy champagne buttercream.  This buttercream is one of the best I have ever tasted!  And to be completely off-the-wall, the whole cupcake is garnished with a spun sugar New Year's "firework"!  Happy New Year from The Curvy Carrot!

Recipe: Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Lebanese Sleeha

Lebanese Sleeha

Though not actually baked, this seasonal dessert made from barley, pomegranate and anise was just too beautiful to pass up. Traditionally made only once a year by Christians in the Middle East for Saint Barbara's day (a feast day sort of like Halloween but celebrated on December 4th), Sleeha (or Burbara) is offered to masquerading children as a treat. How neat!

Recipe and story (in French): Sleeha Libanais ou Sainte Barbara

Apple Cranberry Crostata

Apple Cranberry Crostata

Combine Fall's most beautiful bounty (apples and cranberries!) into a superb hazelnut crust, and travel all the way to Italy without having to get felt up or scanned at the airport thanks to a crostata that's guaranteed to make you go mamma mia like you never mamma mia'd before.

Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crostata

Royal Icing Cookies

Royal Icing Cookies

Thick, buttery sugar cookies with a beautiful and elegant royal icing – along with a step-by-step tutorial. Almost, but not entirely, too beautiful to eat!

Recipe: The Curvy Carrot

Bomboloni alla Nutella

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from CaffeIna

Nutella Trilogy - Part I: Bomboloni alla Nutella. Eat them while they're still warm and you will know what heaven tastes like!

Recipe: Bomboloni alla Nutella

Pear Grand Marnier Crisp

Pear Grand Marnier Crisp

from CaffeIna

I think I have a new favorite fall dessert: pear granola Grand Marnier crisp. No additional words are needed!

Recipe: Pear granola Grand Marnier crisp

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

It's never too early to start planning holiday menus! For this delicious trifle, soft gingerbread is layered with pumpkin mousse and whipped cream to create an easy but elegant dish. Rachel suggests making this if you need a change of pace from the usual pies that grace holiday tables. 

Recipe: Gingerbread Trifle

Wine and Chocolate Cake

Wine and Chocolate Cake

from CaffeIna

This simple cake starring chocolate and red wine is the perfect cake for grown-ups and wine lovers. Don't miss out on this one!

Recipe: Wine and Chocolate Cake

Grape Cake

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from CaffeIna

When fall is in the air, think grape cake! Do I even have to add that this simple delicious dessert is less than 200 calories per portion? 

Recipe: Grape Cake