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(almost) no bake white chocolate cheesecake with sour cherry swirl

I love cheesecake, and often in the summer I turn to the no-bake variety. On blazing hot days it‘s nice to keep the oven off, and while the texture of a no-bake cheesecake isn‘t completely authentic, it‘s still so dang good. This white chocolate cheesecake is from Nigella Lawson‘s latest book, At My Table. I‘m happy to report it‘s delicious. I added a sour cherry swirl and love how the white chocolate and cherr

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cardamom sugar buns + a mauviel giveaway

I‘m back with more buns. This is a recipe (and post) I put up on my site years ago, and I thought I‘d bring it back to life by baking the buns (yet again) in my favorite souffl molds (if you don‘t have these molds, never fear! You can also bake the buns in ramekins or muffin tins; directions below). The recipe is adapted from Tara O‘Brady‘s Sugar Buns - she adds orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger along with the car

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Maple Cinnamon Granola

I have spent many hours working in coffeehouses, either as barista or baker. Almost every shop had a little kitchen tucked in the back, where ovens cranked out early A.M meals: scones, muffins, quiche, and coffee cake. I loved the mornings that the granola was included in that lineup. Seven minutes after the trays of oats went into the oven, a faint whiff of cinnamon would weave its way through the store, tempting the line of hungry patrons. Four

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Cinnamon Streusel Swirl Cake

My niece was born a month ago today, and I brought this Cinnamon Streusel Swirl Cake over to my sister and brother-in-law (along with cookies, of course) to celebrate. The best thing about this cake is it gets better the longer it sits - I enjoyed it on days 2 and 3 much more than the first day. I haven‘t tried adding fruit along with the streusel yet, but I‘m guessing that would taste delicious, too. Looking for other Bundt cakes? I

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caramel rolls

It is rainy and chilly here in Minneapolis, and although we just had a weekend of 90 degree weather, I‘m slightly excited about the possibility of autumn approaching. Caramel Rolls seem like the right way to celebrate. Made with my favorite sweet dough, these rolls are swirled up in cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, then smothered in warm caramel and toasted pecans. I made these rolls in the Mauviel soufflmolds I am always going on about, but y

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Peach Puff Pastry Pie

I realized today that I hadn‘t made one pie this summer, not even ONE! Luckily I had a pile of peaches on my counter and rough puff pastry in my fridge, and so decided to remedy the situation immediately by putting the two together. Peach Puff Pastry Pie was born. While I usually prefer a traditional pie crust, this comes in a very close second. I did make my own puff pastry here, but you can use store bought and save yourself some time. Ot

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strawberry shortcake cake, in three layers

I made a similar cake over on Handmade Charlotte last week, and then decided to try it again, this time with 3 layers of cake for a slightly fancier‘ presentation. It was a win - the cake layers are thin (which I prefer on a shortcake), are made of cake instead of biscuit-like (which I also prefer), and are piled with cream cheese whipped cream and strawberries. I think I will be making it again for the 4th of July. If you‘re looking

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chocolate snack cake

I posted a picture of a chocolate snack cake on Instagram this week and had many requests for a recipe, so here it is. I‘ve featured a snack cake on my site before, but found that cake recipe to occasionally sink in the middle, so I‘m offering you this one instead. It is based on my favorite cake recipe, is tried and true, and is very chocolatey and moist. I bake it in two square cake pans, and while it is as decadent as any regular t

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banana poppyseed muffins with hazelnut streusel

Banana bread has always been a favorite, but banana muffins come in a close second. I have been playing around with mysouffl molds again, as well as my favorite muffin recipe. I came up with Banana Poppyseed Muffins with Hazelnut Streusel, a combination of flavors that work well together, and the muffins bake up tall and elegant in the molds (if you don‘t havesouffl molds, see below on other ways to make them.) If you are looking for someth

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chocolate chip snack cake

I have another snack cake for you, this time one with a yellow cake base and mini chocolate chips. I must admit I‘ve been enjoying these snack cakes more than layer cakes - the frosting to cake ratio is perfect, and eating small squares of cake instead of giant triangles somehow feels just right. If you prefer an all chocolate cake, I have that for you here. ***************************************** Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in

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strawberries + cream brioche buns

I‘m back with another bun recipe! This will be my last for awhile, although I do love making them. I used thesouffl molds I keep going on about (I‘m crazy about them), but these can easily be made the regular‘ way - on a good old-fashioned baking sheet or in a 9 x 13 pan. Also, don‘t forget to enter my**GIVEAWAY**I‘m giving away some more Mauviel copper! Contest will end Monday evening, 7/30. One person will win 10 m

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