Mini Red Velvet Choco Chip Cupcakes (no buttermilk here!)

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I'm currently in the midst of planning my daughter's first birthday and that means A LOT of baking. Ziploc containers of mini this and mini that. Making sure the frosting matches the cupcake toppers matches the pennant banners matches the hole in the wall. You get the point. Read more [...]

Mocha Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake w/ Chocolate Ganache

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Have any of you tried Julia Child's Mocha Brownie Cake? Well, neither have I, but I came across the recipe in my 'Baking with Julia' manual and I decided to give it a go for my hubby's birthday yesterday. He's a self-reported chocoholic, so I wanted to make something that was luxurious and indulgent and ultra chocolatey. I was also looking for something with a simple decoration that would look great with candles and this particular dessert fit the bill. The one major change I made to the recipe Read more [...]

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 [...]