Ube Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake has a burnt top on purpose. There is no crust, no water bath needed, and cracks and deflating are expected. It’s exceptionally creamy, with the burnt top lending a slight umami flavor to each bite. I wanted to make it with ube, the flavor of my youth, the taste of home.

It was a late Thanksgiving dessert, and this is a late Thanksgiving blog post.

September 13, 2020

Last Summer Travels

My husband and I were fighting over the last tube of Shanghai Tang lotion. Little did we know that the last time we mindlessly took home a couple of miniature amenities from the Conrad,...

These Whole Wheat Fudge Brownies are intensely fudgy, with deep chocolate flavor, just the right amount of chew (no cakey brownies here) and remind me of the brownies from my favorite bakery.

June 20, 2020

Coconut Ice Cream Pie

To celebrate my dad, I made this Coconut Ice Cream Pie. A frozen summer pie with homemade no-churn ice cream (no ice cream maker needed) and a sweet-salty graham cracker crust.

My version of Black Forest Cake has only five ingredients: chocolate wafers, cream, powdered sugar, luxardo cherries, and dark chocolate shavings. The cake doesn't need to be baked, just assembled and frozen (which is...

Vegan chocolate cake, fragrant with olive oil, with a deep chocolate flavor, and a tender crumb. Topped with a sweet and decadent fudge-ganache frosting. What I ended up with was something cheery and chocolatey....

This Orange Olive Oil Snack Cake is simple. Made with only a few ingredients that you most likely already have at home: olive oil, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, eggs, oranges, milk, and...

February 15, 2020

Ube Rice Crispies

These Ube Rice Crispies are no-bake squares, gluten-free (if you make sure to use gluten-free rice crisps), and has the chewiness of fudge. No marshmallows so it's not super sticky, but instead I used...

January 20, 2020

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

This year's birthday cake is a very luxurious truffle cake. One forkful tastes like a dark chocolate truffle. It's pure chocolate decadence, not marred by nuts or liqueurs or fruit or crunchy toppings (all...