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Mulled Wine Cupcakes with Brandy Butter Italian Meringue Buttercream

Friday December 13 2013

I’ve promised this recipe to a few peeps now, but as per usual, my “problem” is that I tend to just throw stuff in a bowl & hope for the best.  I’m mostly kidding, but it is partially true. I … Continue reading

#Amazing #Cupcakes! (Chocolate & Salted Caramel) a la Jen’s Just Desserts

Tuesday October 8 2013

Yup, people have said these are LIFE-CHANGING CUPCAKES, even THE BEST THEY’VE EVER TASTED. There’s no real secret to this – just a decent recipe producing a light, moist, fluffy cake, that’s not overly sweet. In fact, the cake borders … Continue reading

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup + Choc-Chip Cookie + Brownie Amazingness!

Monday May 27 2013

OK, so the first time my friend Nathalie told me about these awesome treats, I made everything from scratch. Seriously. But that’s so not necessary.  If you buy the ‘box mixes’ you can seriously make a dozen of these in … Continue reading

Watermelon Cake à la Jen’s Just Desserts (a lil’ Healthy/Paleo option)

Monday May 6 2013

I’m neither a “Paleo/caveman diet” follower, nor a health fanatic, but this was too good NOT to try I wish I could take credit for this awesome idea, but it came from PALEO CUPBOARD – you can read their full … Continue reading

Cup-side-down-Cakes a la Jen’s Just Desserts

Saturday March 23 2013

YAY!  My experimental CUP-SIDE-DOWN-CAKES came out really scrummy, moist & delicious & with a ‘top’ or ‘bottom,’ whichever way you serve them… layer of really awesome caramel sauce! This was an experiment resulting from (a) my need to clear out … Continue reading

Salted Pecan & Caramel & Brown Sugar Bites (Tray Bake)

Sunday March 17 2013

OK, so I don’t love shortbread-based tray bakes. I guess I actually don’t really love shortbread. I’ve just been pretending because there are so many shortbread-based sweets here in the UK.  But man!  Do I love those little “Salted Caramel … Continue reading

Valentines Day Sweets 2013… à la Jen’s Just Desserts

Thursday January 24 2013

As I write this, ‘Snowmageddon – the January 2013 UK remix’ has mostly melted away, & up until this morning, I had literally been stuck indoors for a week, unable to get my car out of the garage/driveway/cul-de-sac because of … Continue reading

IL FLOTTANTE: Meringue Roses & Vanilla Custard

Sunday January 20 2013

This is a great way to use 3 large eggs: whites for the meringues & yolks for the custard. FOR THE MERINGUE ROSES (recipe yields approximately 20 roses) 3 large egg whites 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons egg white … Continue reading

Cookies Decorated with Fondant AND Royal Icing

Saturday January 5 2013

Cruffles: { the Other Kind of Cake Balls }

Sunday December 16 2012

Ahhh, CRUFFLES!  Where do I begin? So, what’s my definition of a CRUFFLE?  Well, they shouldn’t be just cake balls, otherwise, why call them cruffles at all? Just call them cake balls.  In any case, I have come up with … Continue reading