Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling + Triple Giveaway!

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The favorite classic combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter combine magically to form this delightful Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling! I know it's been a while since my last post, but trust me, it's worth the wait! Together with a blogging pal of mine, we've declared March 25th Chocolate and Peanut Butter Day! Welcome to the festivities, hosted by yours truly and Carla of Chocolate Moosey. To help you celebrate this monumentous (and totally made-up) food holiday, I've joined with a group over over 30 bloggers to bring you lots of delicious, calorie-laden, drool-worthy treats starring everyone's favorite flavor combination. For even more chocolatey, … [Read more...]

Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Wine Glaze

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The classic pairing of red wine and chocolate combine to form these decadent Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes. I feel like I should start with a warning here. This blog is going to get a little dessert heavy in the coming weeks as we lead up to Purim. Too late, you say? I know, I know. I've been posting a lot of purim goodies lately, and I've got more of them up my sleeve! Starting today, with these crazy awesome cupcakes. We all know that drinking on purim is a tradition - wait, a mitzvah - so that makes these cupcakes downright righteous. If you're making these for kids, opt for a non-alcoholic glaze (like this insanely delightful chocolate glaze). Don't worry about the alcohol in the … [Read more...]

S’mores Pie

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  Gooey Chocolate in a graham cracker crust topped with marshmallow frosting - S'mores Pie is the ultimate in easy desserts! A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make a special treat for a special occasion. But I was tired. So I had this whole internal debate - should I make a fancy dessert, or should I skip the special occasion and go to sleep. Back and forth, back and forth. I was just too tired to do anything fancy. And before you ask, no, a simple dessert just wouldn't cut it. Then finally, I came up with the (obvious) solution. Make a dessert that looks fancy, but is actually pretty simple to make. Perfect, right? So I came up with this s'mores pie. Super easy, but I mean, … [Read more...]

Grape Upside Down Cake

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Grape Upside Down Cake is beautiful and impressive, plus it's yummy and has a fabulous texture! I was all set to post a new real food recipe, but then I decided that this cake is too perfect for Tu B'shvat to resist posting today. Seriously folks, you need to make this for Tu B'shvat. But then, keep the recipe handy, because it's so delectable, so pretty, so great, you'll want to make it again, and again. And again. And then again. The great thing about upside down cakes is that a plain round cake looks beautiful. No frosting, no piping bags, no sugar roses. Just a gorgeous cake that will impress everyone you serve it to. Oh, and did we discuss the texture yet? It's...well, perfect. … [Read more...]

Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

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I feel like I spend a lot of time describing recipes as "the best" or "the most popular" or maybe "the most successful" of the sort that I have ever made. My editor mentioned it to me recently. "You know, Miriam, if you keep telling your readers that the recipe is "the best you ever made," they might stop believing you. How many bests can you have?" Well, I don't know what it is with me and all of these superlatives, but this recipe? It deserves it. You'll have to trust me where this cake is concerned. Firstly, pumpkin has a magical effect on baked goods. It turns the treat moist and soft and so plain delicious. Add spices, chocolate and some other goodies, and you're left with a bundt … [Read more...]

Hot Gooey Caramel Pie

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So it started one night when I was going to take a brownie mix I had in the pantry and bake it into a graham cracker pie crust. But then I couldn't find the brownie mix I thought I had. So plan B was a cheesecake baked in a graham cracker crust. But then plan C formed in my head. What if I baked blondies into a graham cracker crust? Then my 4th and final plan formed. What if I kinda combined plan B and plan C? So I pulled out the mixer and made the first batch of this. I didn't even know what to expect out of this, it was simply a late night whim. I didn't even measure! But then it was awesome. And everyone raved about it. So I had to try to recreate it. Luckily, it turned out as well as it … [Read more...]

Streusel Swirled Butterscotch Bundt Cake

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This recipe will always have a very dear pace in my heart. Why, you ask? Well, it's the first of my recipes to ever go "viral." This recipe was published in my dessert column in Ami Magazine a year ago, and it was crazy popular. Here's the cool thing. One of the ingredients in this cake, butterscotch chips, are only available in non-dairy and kosher through one company (that I know of). And while most kosher grocery stores in the New York area carry these chips, it isn't something that they stock large quantities of. Which was never much of an issue, until my cake recipe was published. Suddenly, these chips were nowhere to be found. Nobody had them. Any store that could get them in sold … [Read more...]

Cherry Lime Bundt Cake

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One of the tough things about writing a recipe column for a magazine is doing things way in advance. I originally made this cake recipe in March...way before cherries graced the shelves of the supermarkets in my area. So I came up with a solution, and bought a package of cherries from the freezer aisle. Well, that's a good solution for making this fabulous cake year round, but now that it's summer and delicious fresh cherries are abundantly available, there's only one way to make these properly, and it involves fresh cherries, and a handy cherry pitter sent to me by my friends over at OXO! This is one of my favorite new bundt cake recipes - fresh, bright, light, and simply delicious. Try … [Read more...]

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

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A hundred years is a long time. I mean, I wouldn't really know. I haven't been alive long enough. Neither has my father. Or my grandfather. But Hellmann's is about to celebrate 100 years of business, and when they asked me to help them celebrate, I couldn't say no. Firstly, like I said, 100 years is super cool. Also, I use one brand of mayonnaise and one brand only. Obviously, that's Hellmann's. And lastly, they are partnering up with Mario Batali, who I am a teensy bit obsessed with, (like, if one chef would cook me a kosher meal, I would probably pick him) to celebrate this milestone. In honor of their big 100, Mario Batali recreated a number of Hellmann's classic recipes. They asked me … [Read more...]