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Clementine Bundt Cake

Oh citrus season, I’ll eat you up I adore you so! I enjoy to head to the grocery store and find an abundance of tangerines, clementines and blood oranges. I could go on with the varieties: cara cara, mandarin, grapefruit… sweet, semi-sweet or more tart all the flavors are welcome, as are the colors orange, […]

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Flag Cake

Happy 4th of July! Today I made this patriotic cake to celebrate the Independence Day. This is an oldie recipe of this Tres Leches Cake, with an updated decoration. The combination of the deliciously moist cake with the cream and berries on top is sublime. I almost didn’t add any sugar to the cream, since […]

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Pink Delicious Birthday Cake

A Birthday implies celebration, gifts, cake, candles, balloons, happy birthday song and, if involving adults, champagne. Oh yes, nothing less. Or maybe, there is something else. We’re not talking about the history of the cake and the tradition of candles or we’ll be going through the ancient Greece and Goddess Artemis, or the middle age […]

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Eggless Carrot Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting

Today I received a happy e-mail from my cousin in Portugal. My grandmother is turning 100 years by the end of December and that’s certainly the perfect reason to celebrate a life. One hundred! I’m delighted with the news. She is my only grandparent alive and the only great-grandmother to my daughter and to my […]

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Triple Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies

What is your favorite chocolate dessert? If you ask my husband, the answer is shown in this post. We celebrated his birthday recently and I was wondering what special cake should I bake for him. I thought about the cake decoration, the frosting, the flavors, the candles, there were lots of ideas going on in […]

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Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chantilly

I hardly believe the weekend is already knocking on the door again. I’ve never seen a week fly away so fast as this one. The previous was a long weekend like I said in my last post. And I can’t wait for some relaxing moments of dolce fare niente. At least I’m hoping for it. […]

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Chocolate Walnut Cake (gluten-free and low-sugar)

May is the month of Celiac Disease Awareness and I have to say that I’ve been eating more and more gluten-free meals these days. Not that I have celiac or was ever diagnosed with a gluten-intolerance condition but naturally I started to prefer gluten-free ingredients. But the main reason why I got interested to know […]

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Homemade “Snickers” Chocolate Cake

This cake was envisioned while I was half asleep-half awake in bed. It happens to me many times, is it normal? Not only with food, I think I always have the best ideas when I use my early morning boosted brain power, lying in bed. It was like that before some major exams at the […]

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Tres Leches Cake

I first tried this cake about three years ago, when I was enjoying some vacation time mixed with work I came to do in the United States. By then I was still working in a full-time job in Lisbon which required me to travel many times. It was on one of those times when I […]

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Almond Cake

I have a huge bag of almonds. I know it’s not Easter yet, so I guess I have no excuse to make chocolate covered almonds. Humm, don’t give me ideas, ok? Instead, I found an incredible recipe for almond cake, just like the kind of the almond filling little tarts easy to find in any […]

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