Cakes & Sweet Pies

apricot coconut cake

apricot coconut cake

The apricots this year have been extra-juicy and sweet, making them the perfect fruits to turn into a sweet cake for brunch or dessert. I’ve been buying buckets and buckets of apricots since they are one of Gabriel’s favorite fruits and have been turning them […]

lemon pudding cakes

lemon pudding cakes

It feels like I haven’t shared a dessert recipe on the blog in a while; not that I haven’t indulged in anything sweet since my last cake recipe, but I just haven’t photographed any of the desserts I’ve made lately. I wanted to make something special for […]

healthy carrot walnut bread

healthy carrot walnut bread

Sweet breakfast breads made with vegetables are really not a European thing…however, carrot, zucchini or pumpkin make yummy brunch cakes and should be used more often! From all the healthy breakfast breads I’ve made, this one has got to be one of my favorites. It’s nutritious, moist, naturally […]

healthier apple cinnamon bread

healthier apple cinnamon bread

I can’t believe how quickly 2016 is passing by. It feels like yesterday that I was preparing our first Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) dinner at home, cooking up a storm including this unbelievable roasted chicken dish and this apple crumble pie among tons of other […]

blueberry lemon loaf cake

blueberry lemon loaf cake

I’ve always been in love with breakfast breads and cakes. Think banana bread, apple cinnamon bread or raspberry blackberry coconut loaf cake. Nothing beats a good slice of warm cake, enjoyed with coffee or tea on a cold winter day. What these cakes all have in common is that they […]

apple crumble pie

apple crumble pie

My favorite part of fruit crumbles is the crumble itself — the golden, crunchy yet so-soft-that-it-melts-in-your-mouth kind of topping. So you can imagine my excitement when I try fruit crumbles that come with both a crust and a crumble on top! It’s just heaven, the perfect […]