Gateau Saint-Honore

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This is a traditional French cake named for Saint Honore, the patron saint of pastry bakers. It takes a lot of work and is very time consuming, but it is definitely well worth the effort! It isn’t a recipe that you would want to make everyday, but what a way to WOW people on a […]

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie (makes 1-9inch tart or 4-3inch tarts ) Pastry: 170g/6oz plain flour Pinch salt 100g/3.5oz butter 1 egg yolk (save the white and add it to the other whites for the meringue!) 2 tbsp ice cold water Rub the fat into the flour with the salt until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs (I do […]

Tiramisu Cupcakes

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Coffee Flavored Cake 1 white cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup oil 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup strong coffee, cooled Prepare cupcakes tine with liners, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla and coffee, set aside. Whisk cake mix in […]

Mint Chocolate Ganache Filled Macarons

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Mint Chocolate Ganache Filling 4 ounces semisweet chocolate,  chopped 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract Prepare green macaron shells, set aside. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl, set aside. Combine cream and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Pour cream mixture over chocolate […]

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

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The classic whoopie pie has not only gone mainstream; it’s gone gourmet. Without a doubt, this dessert with Pennsylvania Amish roots has stolen our hearts with its nostalgic appeal. RED VELVET COOKIES 2 CUPS UNBLEACHED ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR 2 TABLESPOONS COCOA POWDER 1/2 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER 1/4 TEASPOON SALT 8 TABLESPOONS BUTTER, SOFTENED 1 CUP PACKED LIGHT BROWN SUGAR 1 EGG, ROOM TEMPERATURE 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT […]

Banana Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Filling

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Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. These whoopie pies are a convenient hand-held delicious package of heaven. Try this recipe next time you have overripe bananas around the house instead of the same old banana bread. BANANA COOKIES 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup bread flour 1 teaspoon baking […]

Winter Spice Cupcakes with Beer and Wine Pairing

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For the December issue of Cake Central Magazine, Marlo Scott, founder of Sweet Revenge restaurant and wine bar in New York City shared her recipe for Winter Spice Cupcakes along with her spirited pairings to complete the dessert experience. We highly recommend you swing by her place if you find yourself in NYC! The ruby-colored, spicy Sweet Smaak Chocolate Mocha Kiss […]

Stabilized Whipped Cream

Stabilizing whipped cream with gelatin will prevent it from separating once whipped, and it will hold up better as a topping or even in a cake filling. To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need 1/2 a teaspoon of unflavored granulated gelatin for each cup of heavy whipping cream. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of unflavored granulated gelatin over 1 tablespoon of cool […]

Vanilla Latte Cupcakes

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VANILLA LATTE CUPCAKES 1/2 VANILLA BEAN 3/4 CUP WHOLE MILK 6 TABLESPOONS UNSALTED BUTTER 3/4 CUP SUGAR 1 EGG 1 1/2 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT 1 1/4 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR PINCH OF SALT 1 1/4 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER Preheat oven to 350°F, and prepare cupcake pan with liners. Scrape the vanilla bean clean, and add along with the […]

Espresso Filling

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ESPRESSO FILLING 1 CUP HEAVY CREAM 2 EGG YOLKS 3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR 1 1/2 TEASPOONS INSTANT ESPRESSO Heat 1/2 cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and espresso in a small pot until just boiling. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar together. Add 1/2 the hot cream mix to the egg mixture while whisking. Return the egg mixture […]