It started snowing in Iceland this weekend. The snow obviously reminds me of Christmas and few things say Christmas like the smell of baked cinnamon. This super moist Carrot Cake gives the house a wonderful cinnamon aroma when it bakes, so I had to bake it right away 😉 The cake is made with puréed carrots and not shredded so it’s very soft and moist. Continue reading
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
This one I baked for my sister and neighbour. She had an interview with an Icelandic home design magazine named Hús og Híbýli and of course she needed something sweet to compliment the coffee 😉
I baked this vanilla cake and chose this Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream to go with it. I decorated the cake with melted white chocolate, meringue and edible gold leaf flakes. Continue reading
I just love all things lemon. Lemon cake, lemon water, lemon cheesecake, lemon macaron, lemon … well you get the drift. After saying that I need to share with you my recipe for lemon cake. This is really “just” a sponge cake but I add the zest of 2 lemons to the batter and I always soak the cake with lemon sugar syrup. Yummy!
Today I baked this cake with blueberry compote and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. I piped the cake to make it look like a rose. Here’s a fantastic tutorial on how to make this wonderful buttercream rose. Continue reading
Oh how I love Red velvet cupcakes! They are so red, light and have the most fantastic subtle chocolate flavor, and the cherry on the top (there is no actual cherry on top 😉 ) is the most wonderful cream cheese frosting. It took me a while to find the perfect recipe but one day while traveling in London I visited Peggy Porschen’s Parlour where I finally tasted the perfect cream cheese frosting! I (almost) immediately ordered her book Boutique baking where I found the recipe amongst many other fantastic recipes. Continue reading