Black Forest Brownies

You may have noticed by now: I love chocolate, I love German food, and I love creating new dishes from easy-to-make components. Here I’ve come up with a delicious brownie dessert with pillowy whipped cream and my favorite black cherry sauce. Es war einmal… Inspired by Germany’s classic Black Forest Cake, this is easy brownie…

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

I adore apple season. I almost exclusively eat apples in the fall when they’re at their very best. I combined my favorite apple cake recipe with my favorite caramel frosting and drizzle (you might recognize it from my Bananas Foster Cake) for the most magical fall cake. It tastes even more magical than it looks!…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Hey, pumpkin! This is the best damn mini cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. When I tested this recipe with my mom and my friend Irene, we all three took a bite and said, “OMG!” The crust is a buttery graham cracker crust with a pinch of cinnamon, the cheesecake itself is so luscious, and the cinnamon…

Chocolate Banana Sheet Cake

What a delightful, easy cake this is! I was craving cake at the lake house yesterday and had perfectly ripe bananas so I decided to try out my favorite banana sheet cake with my favorite chocolate frosting and it was positively magical. The cake is a one-bowl recipe, perfect for lazy day baking. It’s really…

Coconut Macadamia Nut Bar Cookies

I just love bar cookies. They’re so easy! I came up with this new version to serve at my game night tonight. You guys get to see them before my friends even get to eat them! (But don’t worry, I had one for quality control and my parents conveniently swung by the minute they heard…

Triple Berry Cake

What a show-stopping dessert this is! With blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries baked into the batter and frosting that’s light as air, this cake is sure to please a crowd. Make this in the summertime when you can get really, really juicy berries. It will make all the difference! Use the leftover fruit from the cake…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! This is a twist on my classic chocolate chip cookies, which are the best cookies ever (if you love soft cookies like me!). Bittersweet chocolate chips balance the sweetness of the peanut butter chips. The key with these cookies is knowing when to pull them from the oven….

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Is this not the cutest little cake?! It’s so demure and very German with its single layer and whipped cream in lieu of frosting, hence the name Chocolate Strawberry Torte. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: my Best Ever Chocolate Cake freezes really, really well. I baked two layers and used…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream

Is there anything better than cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream? This is definitely one of my favorite flavors of all time. Personally I like big cookie chunks in mine, which I why I chop cookies rather than pulverize them. My best friend Sarah is town and wanted to try my homemade ice cream so I…