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The Daring Bakers – Peanut Butter and Jelly Surprise Cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Surprise Cake - Baking After Dark

For the July Daring Baker’s Challenge, Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to bake a cake. But not just any cake; she asked us to add in a special surprise for our eyes as well as our taste buds! Continue reading

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Strawberry Nutella Pound Cake

Strawberry Nutella Pound Cake-4

I’ve been thinking about this cake for two days now. You see, I’m in a mission to incorporate strawberries in every single dessert recipe there is. So far this is my second. We’ll see how long this obsession will go on. Continue reading

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Strawberry Chocolate Petit Fours


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Dear Pinterest,

How could you?

I loved you so much, I cherished every moment we spent together, I was loyal and faithful to you from the moment we met. And you… you stabbed me in the back! Suspending my account?! No reason, no explanation just an automatic message to confirm the ugly truth… Continue reading

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Chocolate Sheet Cake



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I needed an idea for a chocolate cake. And this time a needed it to be easy, because sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a multi-component dessert. There are days when I need a gorgeous treat without too much pressure. And this cake delivered everything that I could possible want, and it delivered it big time. Continue reading

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Chocolate Cheesecake


Chocolate Cheesecake-1


Remember last time I told you about the chocolate fiesta that I threw in the kitchen?

Well, besides the chocolate cookies that I baked (that only got better with time, by the way), I also made a chocolate cheesecake. All in effort to touch the heart of a very special chocolate lover who resides with me :).

Cheesecake is the one think that I nailed since day 1. Yes, it has happened to have cracks, and in the beginning I had a lot of issues with an old oven, but despite the little bumps in my way, cheesecake has always been a success, taste and texture wise. Maybe, because I always treated it with respect and devotion, or maybe because, in reality, this is one of the easiest dessert to put together. Continue reading

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