Banana Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream


Before making cupcakes, I had never eaten a store-bought one. Weird, I know. I’m like that. I tried my first doughnut at fifteen, but beef marrow, I tasted at five. Anyway, I come from a family who eats mostly home-baked, home-cooked food—which appears to have become the new trend nowadays. Between … [Continue reading]

No-Oreo Cupcakes


I’ve just watched the documentary Fed Up, which is about the industry of sugar in the US. If you haven’t seen it, it’s fantastic. Aside from the major obesity issue and the devastating rise in diabetes and heart attacks amongst our youth, the main lesson I learned was that desserts are okay, as long … [Continue reading]

Upside-Down Plum Caramel Cake


With Samantha, we made this dessert for my grandmother’s 94th birthday last month. I’m not sure what made this dessert so special; perhaps it was the … [Continue reading]

Carrot Cupcakes with Whipped Maple Frosting


Tonight is Drunken Bookclub night (YAY!). It’s also several of our members’ birthdays. It goes without saying that cupcakes are needed. Since the book … [Continue reading]

Honeyed Almond Tart


Hello, everyone! I’m back. Finally… I’ve been so busy with writing and editing my book that it has taken a toll on my baking. I have a whole slew of … [Continue reading]

The Assassin


It was my cousin’s birthday the other day and to celebrate she made this chocolate cake. She posted it on Facebook and it looked so lethal, I … [Continue reading]

Cocoa Brownies


Okay, okay... I know we have a lot of brownie recipes - and we keep on calling them the best (which they are) - but there is always room for one more … [Continue reading]

Cloud Nine Cupcakes


I finished the first draft of my new book. Since I spent my day perched on a little cloud, I decided to celebrate by making these pillowy cloud … [Continue reading]

Brown Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Brown Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Chips |

I hope you all are getting a better introduction to springtime than we are here in NYC. The first week has been cold and now it's warmed up but … [Continue reading]

Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake


My husband doesn’t like cheese in any of its forms, except when mixed with chocolate. This doesn’t apply to all cheeses. Blue cheese and chocolate, … [Continue reading]