Apple Cake Tatin

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I've been so distracted discovering and baking new concoctions that I'd forgotten to make some of my all time favorite recipes that I had promised to share when Bella Baking first got underway. Today I'm back with one of my go to apple desserts known as the Apple Cake Tatin. Not only does it sound fancy, it looks and tastes fanciful too! In case you're wondering what the name means, 'Tatin' is essentially an upside-down tart in which the fruit (usually apples) are caramelized before the tart Read more [...]

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I was recently asked for a good pink velvet cupcake recipe for three baby girls' birthdays and I immediately thought of the Joy of Cooking.  It's the perfect book to turn to when you're looking for baking tips or just basic recipes to adapt to your own needs. Their red velvet recipe (which is an adaptation of their buttermilk layer cake) is a tested staple, so I decided to use it as my foundation for these pink velvet delights. Because of the hot pink liners I used, I decided to go with Read more [...]

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches)

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This is another one of those Latin American treats I miss from back home.  It's essentially a shortbread-like sandwich cookie filled with one of my favorite things in the world - Dulce de Leche. It's practically impossible to go wrong with this baby. In fact, it's practically impossible to go wrong with ANYTHING you slather Dulce de Leche on. There are many variations of the actual cookie, but I like this one in particular because it's simple to make and has an incredibly buttery texture Read more [...]