Recipe: Orange Poppy Seed Cake

This is a pretty beautiful and stunning cake with a really “grown up” flavor because of the subtle orange notes that match well with the mascarpone frosting. This cake isn’t difficult to make but it is important to make sure that you have your oranges zested and juice before you start the cake so that you can add the ingredients at once for the best lift and texture.

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake Cupcakes

This isn’t a showstopper visually but these tiny little cupcakes pack a delicious butter and cinnamon flavor that pairs perfectly with coffee or tea. These cupcakes are best with an extra generous layer of topping so feel free to make extra for an extra decadent experience. While the recipe seems more complicated than your average cupcake the bonus is that all the work is done before you put them in the oven so once they come out and cool they’re immediately ready to eat – no frosting or decoration necessary.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Cupcakes

Recipe: Cherry Pie

I think people are really intimidated by making pie but this is my first time making my own pie crust and I found it actually fairly straight forward. This is actually much easier than it seems on the surface but it does require that you properly rest the dough so it needs to be planned out ahead of time.

Cherry Pie

Recipe: Black Forest Cupcakes

Most of the time you’ll spend making these will be in assembly but they don’t really take much to assemble either. The flavor of these cupcakes is a really perfect blend of flavor. They look sweet but they have a really nice balance between the sourness of cherries and the savory frosting to go with the chocolate cake. These are really delicious and I recommend making them the next time you need cupcakes.

Black Forest Cupcakes

Recipe: Lemon and Raspberry Battenberg

Surprisingly this is both a very simple and a very difficult cake to make but I can assure you that guests will be impressed even if you deliver a technically imperfect masterpiece. Since its just one cake recipe all the work is in the assembly so if you’re like me you’ll probably make a mess and it will take you a surprising amount of time from start to finish. This can sit for a few days though because its covered so just block out enough time before you commit.

Recipe: Lemon and Raspberry Battenberg

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Ringing in the New Year a little late with this sweet recipe. Technically this is just regular lime pie as there aren’t any key limes to be found in Estonia but it still counts I think. This recipe comes together with very little effort and is a nice not too sweet dessert for any occasion.

Key Lime Pie

Recipe: Tiramisu Cake

This is a great cake because it tastes like tiramisu but also this recipe has a FANTASTIC cake base. The base of the cake is made pretty differently from how I’m used to making cake and uses a ton of eggs in order to get its lift but it makes such a nice, springy cake that it’d be great for many other uses.

Tiramisu Cake

Recipe: Kiev Cake

First off, it was very hard to figure out EXACTLY what Kiev cake was. There’s quite a few recipes and I settled on a fairly basic and easy one. But I have to admit that I kind of used a cheaters method to make this cake and maybe when I’m not making it last minute for a party where I’m cooking 6 other things and my oven really works well I’ll make it from scratch BUT that being said, this cake was a smash hit and easy enough to find the ingredients for the building blocks.

Kiev Cake