Candyland – Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored Buttercream

This cake is ideal to celebrate any birthday, be it 5 or 75 years. It will make everybody happy (except those who are detoxing 😉 ).

I baked this vanilla cake, it’s perfect for a two-layer 9 inch cake or a three-layer 8 inch cake. I added 100 g of Milka Caramel Cream Chocolate, roughly chopped, to the dough just before I divided the batter between the cake pans. It’s so so so delicious! Continue reading

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Ice cream cake with chocolate glaze and pecan-caramel crumble

I love ice cream and I love a good cake, so in many ways an ice cream cake is the perfect combo.

This cake is incredibly simple. I made this chocolate cake, because it’s simple and wonderful and the recipe fits exactly into three 8 inch round tins. The night before I took two of the same tins and lined them liberally with aluminium foil, making sure to leave plenty of space be able to pull the foil out later on. Then I filled them with softened ice cream – just leave it to stand on the counter for 10 minutes first.

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Devil’s food cupcakes with a magnificent chocolate caramel frosting

If you love chocolate, keep reading.
The other day I stumbled upon this incredibly edible recipe for chocolate frosting by the super baker and blogger Manuela at Passionforbaking and I just had to try it. I used 70% chocolate which made the frosting a tad bitter, but that didn’t bother my family – they finished every last bite. This frosting is a mixture of dark chocolate, homemade caramel and butter. Continue reading

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The best brownies I’ve ever tasted – recipe

In Iceland, fall is here in all its glory – wind, rain, and all. I really want to swear and curse but then, as I sit here writing this by candlelight, with coffee and brownies, listening to the wind outside I think – nah, this fall isn’t all that bad. It’s so easy to make things all nice and cozy when it starts to get dark again (and the dust is more obvious in sunlight 😉 )

Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for the most incredible brownies. These have chocolate chips in them, both white and milk chocolate. For all you nut-lovers out there, adding about a 100 grams of chopped pistacios or walnuts is just a cherry on top 🙂 Continue reading

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Burgundy, gold and meringue

“Can you bake me a cake, I´m hosting a dinner party on Saturday?” my sister asked me last week. I shouted (almost too quickly) Yes! for I knew what kind of cake she wanted. I knew that it had to be chocolate cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream – ideally the same cake that I made for my dad’s 70th birthday party. My sister is a product designer and it’s so much fun working with her on designing cakes and parties. She told me that she wanted a cake similar to one that I made for the grown ups at my younger son’s first birthday party, except she wanted different colours. Continue reading

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Woopie (pie) it’s Friday! – recipes

Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for chocolate Woopie Pie. Woopie Pie is really a cross between a cake and a cookie. It’s firmer than a cake but softer than a cookie. These are great for birthday parties where everyone gets their own pie to eat with their hands. They are also perfect for picnics and other outdoor festivities.
The cake is assembled with really any kind of frosting or icing and I must admit that it was not an easy choice this time – the opportunities are endless. Today I decided on a marshmallow vanilla frosting, and it’s a fairly soft type of frosting so I wouldn’t recommend it if you need to transport the cakes. In case you want to take them to a picnic, you’d be better off with a vanilla, chocolate or caramel buttercream. Continue reading

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Delicious yet oh so simple chocolate cake

I would like to share with you my go-to recipe for the most delicious yet oh so simple chocolate cake.

This one has never failed me. Never ever. It´s an “all in one bowl” kind of recipe which means that you put all the ingredients in one bowl and just mix until ready – for the oven that is, don’t eat it raw 😉
If all I want to do is “throw” a chocolate cake in the oven and I just can’t be bothered with a “first mix this and then this in a separate bowl ….” kind of recipe then this is my go to recipe. But that said, I also use this one for wedding cakes and birthday cakes. I guess I use it more or less for everything except maybe cupcakes, it’s maybe not firm enough for that. Continue reading

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