dessert

Marble Cake for an Anniversary under Quarantine

Ingredients: for the cake: 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch salt 1/2 cup olive oil (or canola or vegetable) 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup water 1 tablespoon cocoa for the icing (optional) 4 oz brick cream cheese, at room temperature […]

One Bowl Pantry Chocolate Snack Cake

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup light brown sugar (can sub regular or dark) 1/3 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch salt 1/2 cup olive oil (or canola or vegetable) 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup water 2 tablespoons cold brew coffee […]

Coconut Toffee Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 cup butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups light brown sugar 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup toffee bits 12 oz mini bittersweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 4 […]

Coconut & Lime Bundt Cake (vegan)

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 3/4 cups sweetened, flaked coconut 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cups canola oil 14 oz (canned) full-fat coconut milk (not light!) 1/4 cup lime juice zest of 2 limes 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch salt for the glaze: […]

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Ingredients: for the filling: 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 beaten egg 6 oz. mini  semisweet chocolate chips for the batter: 1 1/2 cups flour 1  cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 1  teaspoon baking soda 1 cup water 1/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoon […]

Salted Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 egg at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 2/3 cup butterscotch chips sea salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 […]

Cranberry Sauce Crumb Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 1/2 cup light brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg, at room temperature 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch salt 3/4 cup milk, at room temperature 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (I used this apple-cranberry sauce) for […]

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon molasses 1/2 teaspoon vanilla pinch ground mustard pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon mace 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup flour […]

Fruitcake Cookie Bars

  Ingredients: 1 cup flour PLUS 1/4 cup (divided use) 3  cups fruitcake mix candied fruit (a mix of candied cherries, pineapple, citron, lemon peel, and orange peel) 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon orange zest […]