Spiced Coconut Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes Recipe: 124/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 140      I had been craving cupcakes since the beginning of the quarantine and had yet to bake some. Normally I would go for moist comforting chocolate cupcakes, but yesterday I decided to try something new and made these spiced coconut cupcakes. The spice blend … Continue reading

Dobos Torte

Yield: one 8-inch torte Recipe: 120/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 168     This recipe is one that I have been avoiding for years. Every time I was looking for a beautiful and impressive dessert to make for a special occasion, I would look through the cookbook, come across the Dobos Torte and immediately think … Continue reading

Very Fruity Mini Whiskey Fruitcakes

Yield: 12 mini fruitcakes Recipe: 118/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 249     My dad is a lover of Scotch and maybe even more so of fruitcake, especially during Christmas. Since I got him a bottle of Scotch for Christmas, I thought that these little whisky fruitcakes would be a very appropriate afternoon or evening … Continue reading

Truffle-Centred Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 20 cupcakes Recipe: 115/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 141     For years now, I have used the same recipe from Everyday Annie to make chocolate cupcakes or chocolate cakes, which is often. Those cakes are moist, very chocolaty and always a huge hit. They have never failed me and it is my go-to … Continue reading

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Yield: one 6-cup Bundt cake Recipe: 110/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 155     I have not been baking for a while and this weekend I really felt like making a cake, so I tried this recipe for a lemon and poppy seed cake. I love lemon-flavoured desserts  and was not disappointed. This recipe is … Continue reading

Festive Fruitcake

Yield: one 9×5 inch fruitcake Recipe: 109/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 270       For Christmas I made this recipe for my dad who is a huge fan of fruitcake. I was long overdue to post this recipe, but unfortunately time has gotten away from me these past few months. Better late than never! … Continue reading

Pecan-Topped Applesauce Coffee Cake

Yield: one 9-inch coffee cake Recipe: 104/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 215      I have always loved Fall since I can remember. The beautiful leaves changing colours, the cooler weather, the sweaters, comforting soups and hot chocolates. But most of all, I love the apple season, especially apple-picking. For a record this year we … Continue reading