Ultimate Oreo Cake

Ultimate Oreo Cake
The ultimate Oreo cake! Triple layer chocolate cake, cookies and cream filling, chocolate fudge frosting, and white chocolate glaze. Then garnished with more chocolate frosting Oreo cookies.
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Ultimate Oreo Cake

The ultimate Oreo cake! Triple layer chocolate cake, cookies and cream filling, chocolate fudge frosting, and white chocolate glaze. Then garnished with more chocolate frosting Oreo cookies.

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Black Sesame-Stuffed Matcha Sugar Cookies

Ultra soft matcha infused sugar cookies with an unexpected surprise inside: a pocket of sweetened black sesame paste for a savory richness that you’ll absolutely adore. The black sesame proves to be a perfect foil to the saccharine sweetness of the sugar cookie: it’s nutty and sweet, but also slightly savory at the same time […]

Ultra soft matcha infused sugar cookies with an unexpected surprise inside: a pocket of sweetened black sesame paste for a savory richness that you’ll absolutely adore.

The black sesame proves to be a perfect foil to the saccharine sweetness of the sugar cookie: it’s nutty and sweet, but also slightly savory at the same time (and the result is downright amazing.)

Stack of Black Sesame-Stuffed Matcha Sugar Cookies, with bowls of matcha powder and black sesame seeds

This isn’t the first time I’ve combined matcha and black sesame.

And it most certainly won’t be the last. 😉

I mean, these two ingredients were made for each other, united with a bit of sugar into a practically perfect union. The subtle grassiness of the matcha and the roasted nuttiness of the black sesame is a unique flavor combination that is sure to raise some eyebrows, but trust me on this one: it works.

Overhead shot with a cooling rack with rows of matcha sugar cookies, bowls of matcha powder and black sesame seeds.

I played around with a few different filling options before settling on black sesame, including raspberry jam and a raspberry cream cheese filling, plain white chocolate, as well as 3 different black sesame mixtures.

While the raspberry jam filling was quite tasty (I didn’t care for the cream cheese), I ultimately felt the raspberry was too strong a flavor that overpowered the matcha.

The black sesame, on the other hand, complemented the matcha perfectly without overpowering it. Perfection!

(The white chocolate was probably my second favorite but considering I already did that in a stuffed chocolate cookie I decided I needed some variety).

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Crunchy Pecan Praline Biscotti

Light and crunchy pecan praline biscotti dipped in a white chocolate praline coating and sprinkled with a caramel praline crunch, this pecan praline biscotti might just change your opinion of biscotti for good! No more rock hard biscotti! This praline biscotti is thinly sliced and perfectly baked for a delicately crispy crunch you’ll adore with […]

Light and crunchy pecan praline biscotti dipped in a white chocolate praline coating and sprinkled with a caramel praline crunch, this pecan praline biscotti might just change your opinion of biscotti for good!

No more rock hard biscotti! This praline biscotti is thinly sliced and perfectly baked for a delicately crispy crunch you’ll adore with coffee or simply on its own.

White chocolate dipped biscotti cookie sitting on the rim of a blue gingham coffee cup, with more biscotti in the background.

Biscotti has always been a cookie favorite of mine, especially around this time of year.

It’s just so darn shippable that, when you regularly send out a dozen cookie boxes to friends and relatives like I do, it’s hard not to love it’s durability. Not many cookies can arrive half way across the country and little worse for wear.

Plus, the fact that they were literally meant to be dipped in coffee means they are totally acceptable breakfast fare.

Cookies for breakfast? What’s not to love?

Rows of white-chocolate dipped biscotti neatly lined up on a baking sheet

This recipe is a hybrid of my orange and dark chocolate biscotti and ATK’s almond biscotti recipe from The Perfect Cookie. I added caramelized pecans and a bit of pecan praline flavoring, plus a dip of praline-infused white chocolate and sprinkled with crunchy praline crumbs for even more crunch. I know I’m usually on team chewy, but there’s no denying these cookies are delightfully crunchy and downright delicious.

The secret to the perfect texture is air: rather than creaming the butter with the sugar like most cookie recipes, here you start by beating air into the eggs. Then you add the sugar, melted butter, and dry ingredients.

Comparing identical batches with and without this special first step, the biscotti with the beaten eggs were noticeably lighter with a more delicate crunch that won’t threaten your dental work.

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Mirror Glaze Christmas Ornament Cakes

Pretty on the outside, stunning on the inside: these festive Christmas ornament entremet cakes feature flavors of chocolate and caramel enrobed in a shiny red mirror glaze. Entremet cakes are a labor of love, but the final result is downright impressive. This holiday variation incorporates a crunchy chocolate pecan crust, gooey salted caramel, creamy chocolate […]

Pretty on the outside, stunning on the inside: these festive Christmas ornament entremet cakes feature flavors of chocolate and caramel enrobed in a shiny red mirror glaze.

Entremet cakes are a labor of love, but the final result is downright impressive. This holiday variation incorporates a crunchy chocolate pecan crust, gooey salted caramel, creamy chocolate crémeux and a cloud-like caramel mousse.

Two red mirror-glazed cakes decorated to look like Christmas ornaments, on white plates with gold forks and fairy lights in the background.

For the last two weeks I’ve been completely and utterly consumed by this recipe. (That said, I’ve already consumed two of the finished cakes myself, so… I’d call it even in the end.)

Entremet cakes by nature have many different layers and components, and I found myself with a serious case of choice paralysis: there were simply too many options and I just couldn’t decide. I spent hours scouring the internet and pastry cookbooks, considering a multitude of options for different flavors, textures and techniques; my obsessive thoughts even finding their way into my dreams (if you’ve never had OCD recipe development dreams, are you even a food blogger?)

Three red mirror-glazed Christmas ornament cakes on a white rectangle plate with a bowl of Rolo candies and fairy lights in the background.

I knew I wanted a combination of chocolate and caramel flavors to go with the Rolo candies I’d be using for the ornament topper. But that was really the only thing I had definitively decided.

But should I do a chocolate mousse and a caramel crémeux, or a caramel mousse and a chocolate crémeux?

How about a caramel-chocolate ganache or a chocolate-caramel sauce or a regular salted caramel? s

Should the base be soft sponge cake or chocolate cookie or crispy sable crust?

Should I mold the insides as domes or should I cut out rounds?

Well…

Now you see what I mean by choice paralysis?

Eventually, after testing a few components separately, I decided on a crunchy chocolate pecan cookie crust, a center of rich chocolate crémeux, a layer of simple salted caramel, and then a salted caramel and caramelized white chocolate mousse for the outer layer.

Yes, I probably obsessed over the details a bit too much, because, really, how can you go wrong with anything chocolate and caramel?

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Halloween Cake Pops – Mummy Cakesicles

These spooky Halloween cake pops will add a festive and delicious touch to your party. A simple white cake is combined with rich vanilla frosting and dipped in white chocolate, then decorated into adorable mummy cakesicles! Perfect for all the little g…

These spooky Halloween cake pops will add a festive and delicious touch to your party. A simple white cake is combined with rich vanilla frosting and dipped in white chocolate, then decorated into adorable mummy cakesicles! Perfect for all the little ghouls and goblins. It’s trick or treat time again! Halloween is on its way...

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30-Minute Vegan Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

These easy vegan donuts are light, fluffy, and dipped in a rich chocolate glaze. So tasty, you would never guess these are vegan. And they’re ready in just 30 minutes! I’ve been going crazy with the vegan desserts lately! It’s been so…

These easy vegan donuts are light, fluffy, and dipped in a rich chocolate glaze. So tasty, you would never guess these are vegan. And they’re ready in just 30 minutes! I’ve been going crazy with the vegan desserts lately! It’s been so much fun creating vegan-friendly versions of all my favorite sweets. Some of my...

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Ultimate Pistachio Lover’s Gelato

With a light and creamy pistachio base, crunchy chopped pistachios, and a luxurious swirl of white chocolate pistachio cream, this homemade pistachio gelato is for serious pistachio lovers only. This isn’t your boring old pistachio ice cream. With triple the pistachio flavor and a delightful contrast of textures from crunchy to creamy, it takes pistachio […]

With a light and creamy pistachio base, crunchy chopped pistachios, and a luxurious swirl of white chocolate pistachio cream, this homemade pistachio gelato is for serious pistachio lovers only.

This isn’t your boring old pistachio ice cream. With triple the pistachio flavor and a delightful contrast of textures from crunchy to creamy, it takes pistachio to a whole new level.

Two cones of pistachio gelato overturned on a white plate with two spoons and dish of green pistachios on the side.

Taylor knows what he likes. When he finds it, he sticks with it (lucky for me, lol).

But this is also true for gelato. All throughout our travels, all the amazing gelato and ice cream shops we’ve discovered that wow me with their creative flavors, 9 out of 10 times he’ll end up with the pistachio.

Needless to say, he’s been a happy boy these last few weeks as I was testing this recipe.

Scoops of pistachio gelato in a shallow dish with a layer of pistachio cream on top.

I originally decided to make a pistachio gelato to use up the leftover jars of various pistachio creams/butters I had from testing these delicious morsels.

…and ultimately ended up buying way more pistachio stuff because I just can’t leave well enough alone.

Not only did I want to make a luscious, creamy pistachio gelato, but I also wanted to add a swirl of pistachio cream AND crunchy candied pistachios. The ultimate pistachio gelato, if you will.

But that basically meant I was testing 3 recipes in one.

I really make things hard on myself, don’t I?

(Of course, if Taylor was in charge he would make plain ass pistachio. But we all know that’s not how I roll.)

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