Black Forest Icebox Cake

A classic Black Forest Cake is a chocolate sponge cake, layered with a cherry filling and whipped cream, and topped with chocolate shavings. It is one of those things that I grew up with and never really cared for, until I became an adult and discovered the magic of pairing cherries and chocolate together.

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...

December 31, 2019

Closing Out a Decade

So goodbye, 2019 and this past decade. You have been so generous with me. Hello, 2020. I am so ready for more.

"Taipei is the new foodie destination," said so many friends when they heard that we were going on a family vacation. I wasn't sure what they meant - until we got there and we...

July 28, 2019

Stadium Brownies

Stadium Brownies. Fudge brownies with a crunch topping made with salted caramel popcorn, crunchy peanut butter, and milk chocolate.

June 14, 2019

Easy Carrot Cake

this is really good carrot cake. The kind that has pineapples, raisins, walnuts, and coconut oil. The kind that only requires one bowl to make. The kind with a thick layer of frosting so...