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January is an exciting month for me, it’s my birthday month which means I get to spoil myself a bit, celebrate with my friends, receive gifts, bake and eat cake. Usually. To be fully honest with you, I haven’t really been in a party mood this time, something to do with getting old and all that…but rather than spend the day moaning about my wrinkles and the years of my youth that are long gone…I did what I always do: baked a scrumptious cake to celebrate a great year!

Ombre White Chocolate Mud Cake with Buttercream

What I really wanted was to make a… Continue reading

Yesterday some really awesome happened, my blog turned 4 years old! To celebrate my blog anniversary and in homage to my recent trip to Istanbul, I made a classic Turkish dessert: the Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta Tarifi).

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I have to pinch myself sometimes, because it feels unreal that I have been logging entries on this blog every week for the past four years! It seems like yesterday that I pressed “publish” on my first post, still clueless on what blogging was all about. I needed a space to share my photos, but I didn’t I would be also… Continue reading

Two weeks ago my husband celebrated his 34th birthday and, as per tradition, I baked a cake to celebrate the occasion. My husband loves chocolate and this year he asked for a Sacher Torte…but after a “highly productive” evening spent browsing Pinterest boards I found a recipe by Smitten Kitchen that steered my baking plans to a new direction…

Espresso-Cake-Bitter-Chocolate-Sour-Cream-Frosting

The Best Birthday Cake by Smitten Kitchen is a recipe for vanilla sponge (yellow cake in American English) with a sour cream and dark chocolate frosting.

I immediately liked the frosting recipe as it didn’t call for any butter or cream… Continue reading

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