Chocolate Soufflés

If you’re anything like me, there’s probably certain desserts that you love, but you think, nah, I could never make that. So I’m setting out to prove myself wrong, and starting with these amazing little chocolate soufflés. I’ve raved before about Johnny Iuzzini’s cookbook, Sugar Rush, which makes complex desserts easy, and always taste amazing. I…

A Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate Layer Cake

Do you all remember Bruce Bogtrotter? The poor child who realized that there can be too much of a good thing, forced to eat all of the Trunchbull’s chocolate layer cake in Matilda? Well, he got it right that chocolate layer cake is good. Particularly this one, if I do say so myself. 🙂 I’ve…

Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake – Passover Approved!

One of my absolute favorite things about being an expat in Africa is the melding of cultures that happens. There’s the culture of the country where we are, and then you add in people from all over the world, and you get to experience traditions and celebrations from a wide variety of cultures in a new and…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

After eating half the batch directly out of the oven, I can tell you…these are good cookies. Really good. These are so delightfully chewy, and covered in powdered sugar – is there anything better? Over the holidays I was working nonstop, but still managed to fit in a few baking sprees. This was one of the…

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cupcakes

I’m not sure if you are like me and my friends, and have been watching Game of Thrones every single week, anticipating what’s next, and discussing for days on end why George R. R. Martin hates weddings and (based on the number of my favorite characters that have perished), I have to assume he also…

Orange Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate Buttercream

Um, yes. That’s right. Amazing. I’ve had this sort of longstanding craving for orange and chocolate for some time now, probably brought on by a friend sending me pictures of orange-flavored Lindt chocolates, that you can’t find here. But rather than let my cruel friend win, I decided to channel my cravings into what is…

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Even though I just returned from holiday in the US, I have to admit that I’m already majorly missing US food. We get this odd mix of food from the UK, US, Lebanon, China, FInland…really everywhere, but you never know what you will find at the grocery stores…and most of it’s super expensive. And sometimes…

Snickers Cupcakes

It’s officially December! As I’m getting ready, finishing up work for this quarter and buying presents and packing my bags to travel back home to the US, I’ve still managed to fit in a few new baking extravaganzas. Though I have to admit that once I find something I like, I tend to make it…