STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM MATCHA CHIFFON LAYER CAKE

strawberries and cream matcha chiffon layer cake HAPPY SUMMER!  There’s nothing like fresh local strawberries in the summer! I created this unique sky-high matcha cake recipe to celebrate my best friend’s birthday as she’s a matcha lover.   I am entering this original recipe I developed for BCEgg (a non-profit organization […]

🦄UNICORN CUPCAKES

gf chocolate cupcakes with raspberry-blueberry-vanilla swirl buttercream No worries people, no unicorns were harmed in the making of these cupcakes.My baby is 11 years old and this is the 2nd batch of gf chocolate cupcakes I made for her birthday.  The first batch was with a simple vanilla buttercream and […]

JAPANESE CHEESECAKE

Japanese Souffle Cheesecake  250 g cream cheese 50 g unsalted butter 100 ml fresh milk 6 egg yolks 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla extract 60 g cake flour 20 g cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt 6 egg whites 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 140 g granulated sugar Special Equipment: […]

Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake Sweet September APPLE PICKING AT WILLOW VIEW FARMS IN ABBOTSFORD ELSTAR APPLES! A VARIETY OF GOLDEN DELICIOUS AND ORANGE PIPPIN, THE FLESH IS CRISP AND SWEET WE SNAGGED A FEW OF THE REMAINING PEARS LEFT ON THE TREES FORTUNATELY NESTLED IN THE CROOK OF THE PLUM TREE […]

VEGAN MATCHA CACAO CAKE

Organic Vegan Matcha and Cacao Cake Dabbling in the Dark Arts:  vegan baking! 😉 I’m detoxifying from my 8 days of over-indulgence in Cancun, Mexico at one of the best all-inclusive resorts I’ve visited.  The Club Med we stayed at had so many activities that there was something for everybody: […]

Happy Lunar New Year!

Celebrate with cake! Happy Chinese New Year!  Gung Hay Fat Choy!   Sun Neen Fai Lok! It’s the year of the rooster…and today married Chinese people everywhere are handing out red envelopes to kids.  So the kids are raking in the money$$$ My kid’s birthday party is today and she wanted […]

CONDENSED MILK POUND CAKE WITH ORGANIC GROUND VANILLA

Condensed Milk Pound Cake with Organic Ground Vanilla That Organic Raw Ground Vanilla was very expensive.  Like $54. I had plopped it into the basket when my husband wasn’t looking.   Happy Friday!After School Cake Date!  I’m baking cake (non-gluten-free!) for my kid today.  It’s been forever since she asked […]

Mini Matcha Mochi Doughnuts (gluten free)

Mini Matcha Mochi Doughnuts (gluten free) baked by my 8 yr old, Bib Sprinkle with icing sugar to make it even better See? I was detoxing today from a foodie-sinful weekend before Bib was pestering me to do some baking… Have you wanted to teach your 8 year old fractions? […]

On Holding the Line with GF Condensed Milk Pound Cake and Raffi

GF Condensed Milk Pound Cake (see recipe below) Yes, we’re still on picket duty and this week I brought home-baked GF goodies for my colleagues.  I made GF Condensed Milk Pound Cake and GF Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They both went over really well on the line “wow, these don’t taste […]

Chocolate Quinoa Layer Cake with Chocolate SMB (GF)

Chocolate quinoa layer cake with Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream Booya. I feel huge.  I’ve been eating nonstop since holidays began.  This Chocolate layer cake was a dessert I made for a NYE dinner party. I doubled my usual cupcake recipe and baked the batter in 8 inch circular pans.  Then […]

BEST EVER QUINOA CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

Best Ever Quinoa Chocolate Cupcakes…Gluten Free! Happy Valentine’s Day! This recipe has been adapted from a layer cake from the Quinoa 365 cookbook (which for me didn’t work out very well initially).  I was determined to tweak baking times and procedure because the cake held promise.  You will require 2 […]