Category Archives: Cakes

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread (or Cake)

Do you like banana?

I don’t. Unless it’s an ice cream flavor or in THIS cake!

Quoting: “This is the best dessert you’ve ever made and one of the best I’ve ever tried!”, Pan (husband).

This is my first banana bread and I was impressed! Mashed banana can do miracles for the softness and moistness of a cake.

And melting chocolate chunks can do miracles for, well, everything!

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Cake with Chocolate Ganache

When I’m too lazy to go through cooking books and elaborate recipes I make a cake.

A very simple cake. The first I ever learned how to make when I was 14. That simple.

But it’s so delicious and more than enough to satisfy a very common in the house sweet craving.

So if you want something easy, not tricky, with few ingredients and delicious: this is your cake!

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Thalia’s Birthday Cake!

As I mentioned in the previous post, some days ago we traveled to Bern, Switzerland, to be with my sister-in-law and her family.

The views in Worb, Bern.

Her beautiful family includes 2 of my favorite people in the world: my 3-year old niece (Thalia) and my 6-month old nephew (Konstantinos). I love those two more than I can tell, and I was even more happy that the trip coincided with the 3rd birthday of my niece!

As you understand, we could not leave the little girl without a homemade birthday cake!

So, keeping in mind the ideas of my sister-in-law and the tastes of my niece (vanilla cream, fresh strawberries, roasted almonds), I made my first birthday cake ever!

(The drawing and colored flowers were ready bought)

And they liked it!

More importantly, when my niece tried it she said: “Mmm, nostimo”, which means “Mmm, delicious”! I was ecstatic to hear this! 🙂

I don’t have step-by-step photos for this cake, but there are hardly any tricky/difficult steps.

Let’s see:

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Carrot Cake

I was always a bit skeptical when I was seeing carrot cake in a menu (or in Starbucks). Should I try it? Should I not? And most of the times I was not. And then I did. And boy, was THAT a revelation! I loved it! The combination of carrots and spices, the cream cheese frosting, the moistness… Everything just worked!

So, when I was planning the baking menu for the weekend I decided to make a carrot cake for the first time. And it turned out exactly as I was hoping it will: soft, moist and delicious!

The carrot cake is a rather simple dessert to make and if you want to impress even more you can bake 2 layers and include frosting in between them.

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