Christmas Stollen – A Traditional Christmas Cake

christmas stollen

Only a few weeks until Christmas left. It is time to bake German Christmas stollen. Stollen is a loaf made from a heavy yeast dough that is baked all year round and there are many different types. The shape is reminiscent of a ‘Stollen’ (= Old German for boundary stone or post). The best known … Read more

Vegan Apple Bundt Cake

Autumn gets me in the mood to create delicious recipes that include pumpkin or apples and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Today I baked a vegan apple bundt cake with an amazing vegan cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Yum! Everyone loves apples and you can make amazing recipes with them. This apple cake is extra moist … Read more

Vegan Lemon Coconut Tartlets

Vegan Lemon Coconut Tartlets

With a nutty-flavored base and a creamy coconut lemon filling, these delicious little tartlets will lighten your mood. A perfect balance of sweet coconut and lemon flavor. Very smooth and creamy and super easy to make. Ingredients (12 tartlets) Crust 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup oats … Read more

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate zucchini cake

The first time I tried a zucchini cake was at my grandmother’s. I remember lifting my eyebrows and being very skeptical. A cake! With vegetables! Mind you at that age a vegetable cake was the last thing I wanted to try. But I knew my grandmother was a professional in baking wonderful cakes, so I … Read more

Rhubarb Pie With Sour Cream Topping

Rhubarb Pie

And there is another highlight for me in springtime: Rhubarb Pie. I just can’t get enough of the pie. You will find a lot of variations, Rhubarb pie with crumb topping, Rhubarb pie with meringue or Rhubarb pie covered with a pastry crust. But my all-time favorite is Rhubarb pie with a sour cream topping. … Read more

Baden Cream Cake – German Sour Cream Cake

Baden Cream Cake

Should you travel to the German region of Baden it is a must to try the ‘Badischer Rahmkuchen’ as it is called in this southwestern part of the country.  Many will think that the Baden Cream Cake is similar to a cheesecake. Yes, it looks the same, however,  in a traditional cheesecake you use mainly … Read more

Yule Log Cake

yule log cake with cream filling

I love Christmas! Its a good time and a good excuse to do a lot of baking. What I love the most is to try out new recipes and experiment around with them. This year I wanted to try out something that was fancy but still able to fit in your belly after a heavy … Read more

Linzer Torte

linzer torte

Today I started with my Christmas baking. The first go was a Linzer Torte. Linzer Torte is a must for Christmas in our family. It was my late Mom’s specialty. No one could bake Linzer Torte as she could and her Linzer Torte was famous even in the South Pacific. Since Mom’s passing, it is … Read more