Hidden Design: Chessboard Cake

Kuchen Schachbrett Muster

(Deutsch) As the name suggests, a hidden design in a cake is not visible until the cake is cut. Most of the time you get the design into the cake by hiding ready baked cut out cake bits in a second cake batter. This chessboard design however is much simpler as you cut it out after baking. This makes it a lot easier and it looks just as spectacular.

I am using a simple chocolate and vanilla cake for this. I love making this cake for children especially because it may look complicated, but it really is not and you can make it any colours you like, depending on the theme. I covered this cake in chocolate ganache and added dripping white chocolate because I do not like fondant and it just seemed like a nice alternative.

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Cheesecake in a glas (no bake)

Sommer Dessert Cheesecake im Glas Himbeeren (7)(Deutsch) Not everybody is crazy about cake once it get’s really hot. So what can you do, if somebody asks you to bring a cake to a bbq? So I brainstormed a bit with myself. Maybe the Midsummer Lemon Cake? Or the Dripping Brownie-Raspberry Cake? Almost. So how about something fresh you can spoon out of a glas? This way it’s easy to store, you can stack it in the fridge and it looks delicious. The Cheesecake with raspberries is the perfect summer dessert. Weiterlesen

Harry Potter Cake

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After all this time? -Always!

(Deutsch) I planned to make this Harry Potter cake the second I saw the cover of “Harry Potter and the cursed child”. The wings, the nest, the book – I mean, it was just asking to be turned into a cake. I admit it took a while for me to actually do it but last week I got a huge motivation boost – I managed to get tickets for the Harry Potter play in London after queuing for only 11 hours online. And the tickets sadly are for November 2017, but –hey­– so worth it!

Harry Potter was a huge part of my childhood (well, teenhood really) and I am still crazy about it. I loved the books and the films and I am so much looking forward to see the play. I am currently reading the 8th book and who would have thought that I would ever get to enjoy the sweetness of reading a Harry Potter book for the first time again? It is simply amazing to dive into the wizard world again and how could I possibly celebrate this better than with this Harry Potter and the cursed child cake? 🙂

As always – please forgive me, if this isn’t native-language-level writing. I am German after all but I am doing by very best.

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Cashew Lemon Cookies airs and graces

(Deutsch) It’s out of the question – the cashew is a total diva. That‘ because its tree spoils it. The cashew doesn’t care for a normal twig so the tree first grows the cashew apple that looks like a small yellow or orange pumpkin. And it is only than that the cashew agrees to grow – on the bottom on of the apple. So basically every cashew has its own apple. This apple isn’t really a fruit – it’s more of a fancy fruit-twig. Seriously, is that worth it? All because the cashew likes drama? Drama, drama, drama, drama.

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Banana Chocolate Fusion Cookies

(Deutsch) Chocolate and Banana are a classic combination and there is a reason for it! I tried with fresh bananas first but the taste was far too dominant and a bit…well…too chewy. So I switched to dried bananas until I’ll manage to optimise the fresh ones. Loved it, cause you really only taste the banane when biting on a piece. Hence you should crush the bananas into smaller pieces if you like the taste to spread. And for everybody who is not that crazy about bananas – try the plain chocolate chip cookie, or the cranberry peanut or the cashew lemon version.

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Peanut Cranberry Cookies

(Deutsch) For a long time I was convinced that there is no such thing as a cranberry in Germany. This is simply because we mostly use the word „cranberry“, too, and have been for the last couple of years now. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me but I was quite astonished when finding out that it was the same thing as the berry that I knew under a different name. I realise I don’t really come out of this story as very smart. Normally I’m no friend of dried fruit in my sweets. I cannot stand it when people (or adverts) try to pass it off as a healthy sweet…it’s fruit – come on! Anyhow, so I wasn’t too sure about trying this recipe. But seriously – the sour cranberry, the salty peanut and the sweet cookie dough – wow, I mean – you really got something there! Also, make sure to try the other flavours: Chocolate Chip, Cashew Lemon or Chocolate Banana.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Deutsch) It’s time for another raffle! I had this craving for American Cookies for weeks now so I decided to do a late-night baking session yesterday and experimented a bit. This week you’ll get the recipes for: Cranberry-Peanut, Chocolate-Banana and, my personal favourite, Cashew-Lemon Cookies. For the ones who prefer the classic version – today I am sharing the Chocolate Chip recipe. Originally it’s my friend Marie’s who travels a lot and once spend a year in the US. There of course she was sitting right at the source. The delicious, mouth watering cookie-source. And I now have the permission to share this, slightly modified, recipe with you. Yeahy!

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Blueberry Muffins

(Deutsch) Blueberry muffins are such a classic thing to eat out for me, which is why I never borthered to make them myself. It’s just too easy to find delicious once … well…almost anywhere really. But since my boyfriend‘s latest obsession are blueberries that’s all that weh ad at home when I felt like baking the other day. And boy am I glad about it! When looking at recepies I kept wondering why there is so much flour and so much milk in the muffins. I mean – really? I would have made a normal muffin batter and just put blueberries in. No? …Ok. I had to experiment a little but I finally found the mix I love – fruity, light and not too sweet. Have fun making those tasty treats!

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Midsummer Lemon Cake

(Deutsch) I forgot what the questions was but I remember that the answer was lemons! A good lemon cake has to have are a beautifully balanced mix between sweet and sour. Unfortunately many recipes don’t, so what you get is a cake that is disgustingly sweet with a hint of lemon. But today we won’t settle for that! This summery lemon cake with the beautifully easy-to-make bunting decoration is made with marzipan and a fresh cream cheese icing. It’s an acrobat that masters the fine line between sweet and sour and is ready to run off with a circus. We bunting decoration leaves room for creativity and makes your cake the perfect cake to bring to a summer Party.

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Porridge with berries

(Deutsch) Porridge sounds a lot better than oatmeal gruel. When traveling through New Zealand with my friend, I bought a two-kilo packet on the first day. As we had a car I could easily take it with me and I would make porridge every other morning. Firstly, porridge is delicious and nutritious and secondly it is cheap. If you are on a spontaneous vacation like a six-week trip through New Zealand it might be a bit ridiculous to say that’s where I started saving some money, but I did. So I had porridge one day and pancakes the other day and this is probably why all days where awesome – cause that’s how they started.

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