Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

Hello folks!! A very Happy New Year to all of you :). Do you all make new year resolutions every January? Am I the only odd one out :P. I don’t make any promises to myself. No commitments at all. I am pretty useless like that :D. But I know that I want a lot of baking to happen in “2017”. And this Banana Chocolate Chip Waffle recipe is a perfect start to the new year. Waffles make for such a great breakfast. And when paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, they make a grand dessert as well […]

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White Chocolate Brownies

White Chocolate Brownies

 Christmas is such a great time of the year.The weather is chilly, the air is crisp and baking suddenly becomes as good as therapy! Cakes, cookies and pies start smelling and tasting heavenly! Homes are also so warm and cozy. And with the new year approaching, there is positivity and hope all around! We celebrate it with great excitement every year. My sister decks up our Christmas tree and I do my bit by baking something delicious :D. And this time it’s these White Chocolate Brownies! Have a look at our beautiful floral Christmas tree on Pumpernickelpixie. I had bookmarked […]

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Tiramisu (Eggless)

Tiramisu Eggless

Tiramisu is a popular coffee flavoured Italian dessert.  In Italian, Tiramisu means “Pick me up”.  The legendary dessert tastes so heavenly that it can actually “Pick you up” from the darkest of slumbers. The refreshing and dreamy tasting Tiramisu is like a Trifle pudding comprising of distinct layers.  The bottom layer is formed by espresso coffee soaked ladyfinger biscuits. A fluffy liquor spiked mascarpone cheese and cream mixture forms the next layer. And lastly, cocoa or shaved chocolate makes the final impression! Most traditional Tiramisu recipes use raw eggs in the mascarpone filling to give it a thick and creamy […]

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Drunk Chocolate Cherry Cake

Drunk Chocolate Cherry Cake

Any celebrations coming up guys?? This is a perfect cake for all those occasions! The Drunk Chocolate Cherry Cake is perfect to embrace the winters too. The two-tier Drunk Chocolate Cherry Cake is a delicious blend of dark chocolate and candied cherries that were previously soaked in Brandy for 3-4 days. The layers are then held together with a dark chocolate ganache. And I also wrapped a white chocolate cage around it for some added drama :P.   The cake tasted delicious and moist. And the combination of dark chocolate with the brandy soaked candied cherries was just so amazing. […]

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Happy Muffins

Happy Muffins

I know you find the name weird!! But I really don’t know what to call them. They make me really happy when I bite in :). So “Happy Muffins” it is!! The Happy Muffins are so tall and perfect. Just like the ones you buy at your favorite bakery. Full of dried fruits and chocolate chips, each bite is a treat. You could call them Fruit and Chocolate Muffins but I prefer Happy Muffins more. The batter is really simple and you can use a combination of dried fruits like I did or you could go with your favorite ones […]

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Masala Chai Brownies

Chocolate Brownies With Chai Spices

My mother loves her tea, just as much as I love my coffee. I remember, when I was growing up, she used to drink about 15-20 cups of tea in a day! Gradually, I made her understand that tea isn’t any energy tonic and she shouldn’t abuse it so much. Although very resistant and stubborn initially, she drinks only 1 cup of tea nowadays. And she totally loves her tea-time. She wants it in her favorite cup and with her favorite cookie or a slice of home baked coffee cake. Occasionally, she drinks her tea with few pieces of dark […]

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Chocolate Espresso Mousse Cake

chocolate espresso mousse cake

Chocolate and espresso together in one title immediately lights up most eyes!! The Chocolate Espresso Mousse Cake was baked to celebrate my mom’s birthday. My mother is very diet conscious and is always upset when I am in the kitchen experimenting with my staples -butter, sugar and flour. So a week before her birthday she requested me to bake something light and healthy for her big day. Although her request was a big turnoff for me, but I was compelled to consider it. And Thank God I gave into it! The Chocolate Espresso Mousse Cake was so delicious and sinful […]

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Bailey’s Coffee Streusel Muffins

Muffins are probably the simplest goodies one can bake. No multiple bowls required for frostings or fillings and no extra efforts to be made for garnishing. That’s what we call convenient baking!! These Bailey’s Coffee Streusel Muffins can double up as your breakfast and as dessert too!! The chocolate muffins have a coffee walnut streusel that instantly lifts up your mood and leaves you with a smile on your face :). Instead of using butter that keeps the streusel together and lends the crumbly texture, I have used the Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur in these Bailey’s Coffee Streusel Muffins. The […]

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The Hummingbird Cake

The Hummingbird Cake

The Hummingbird Cake is a signature southern dessert. It’s basically a banana and pineapple spiced cake with a cream cheese frosting. I baked this one for my parents anniversary. The eggless banana and pineapple cake was spiced prominently with cinnamon, a spice that some despise and i absolutely love! The layers had a dulce-de-leche mascarpone filling and the entire thing was frosted with a ready made Pillsbury cream cheese frosting.  And not to forget, the crunch from the toasted nuts! Each slice was so filling and scrumptious! All the flavours mingled beautifully!! The Hummingbirds probably fed on fruits and nuts […]

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Chocolate Lava Cake with Peanut Butter

A warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Peanut Butter is a luxury if you can make and enjoy it in the comfort of your own house. This impressive looking dessert is so simple and quick to bake. You barely need half an hour to enjoy this fudgy gooey cake. Whenever I am eating outside, I always order this in dessert if it is on the menu. There is something very comforting about the Chocolate Lava Cake with Peanut Butter. I am not sure if the warm chocolate melting in your mouth soothes the soul or the mere presence of this dainty […]

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