The best part about these is that I see them as totally healthy. Sure, the larger portion of ingredients is white chocolate, but the cranberries and pistachios each come with several health benefits that you just cannot help but feel you are doing yourself a favour by eating several of them!
Whilst I do think February the 14th has become quite the over-commercialised Hallmark holiday, I do adore the sweet little treats that pop up.
Valentine’s Day is about love and for me, love is baking and then sharing it with others.
So the other day I realised that it was my ‘blogiversary’ and I thought to myself, “You know what this calls for? A double layer white chocolate mud cake with blackberry buttercream frosting.” Only it was more like “Mud cake!” because I was much too excited to get that entire sentence out.
As you can see, this cake is not a lie. Although, for all you know, to the left is just a plate of delicious white chocolate frosting that just so happens to look like cake… but there is cake underneath it all, I promise. Two layers, even!
I was so eager / nervous to dish the cake out to my lovely new colleagues that I forgot to take a picture of the beautiful red inside. Whoops! But that just means I get to make another one tomorrow, right?
Oreos – ‘America’s favorite cookie’… more like my favourite cookie. I have been meaning to bake something with Oreos since forever ago, and since I promised cupcakes to my wifey for helping me set up this site, I thought what better chance than now?
If there was ever a cupcake to die for, this could well be it. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it really was quite fantastic. I fell in love with this recipe immediately as it called for Oreos in both the cupcake and the frosting… how could you simply say no to that?
Apricot cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream frosting… sounds amazing, does it not? These cupcakes came to be after a dear friend, Armen, encouraged me to experiment more… with baking, of course. He asked if I had ever tried apricot and as soon as he did, I knew that we could be on to a winner.
I know I probably say this about a lot of fruits, but apricots have got to be one of my all-time favourites. I love cute and small they are, how easy they are to eat, and how delicious they taste.
I had a whole bag of oranges sitting next to my bed, as one does, and it dawned upon me that they were obviously there to be baked with. I mean, why else? I love oranges and sometimes I find myself wishing I could eat my weight in oranges, that is how far my love goes… which is quite possibly a little too far, but until I actually attempt to eat that many oranges in one sitting, I think I will be okay.
For me, oranges embody the taste of summer and with winter now behind us, I thought it would be a perfect time to bake something more zesty and fun.