and other scrumptious sweets

Chocolate, Nutella and Strawberries August 1, 2013

Filed under: baking,Uncategorized — Katiepies @ 7:30 PM
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Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Cream Cake

Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Cream Cake

They say a picture paints a thousand words-in this case we agree! We think this cake looks good enough to eat right off the screen.

Summertime desserts are usually lighter and include  some type of ripe, juicy fruit  in season.  This cake is simple in ingredients and in assembly as well. We guarantee it will be a big hit at your next party or barbecue.

Here’s what you need:

Chocolate cake-either from a box or your favorite homemade recipe


1 pint Whipping Cream (whipped to perfection-add a tsp of vanilla and a couple of tablespoons powdered sugar to sweeten the whipping cream)

2 pints ripe strawberries (washed, sliced, with a squeeze or two of lemon or lime juice over them-add a sprinkle of sugar if needed to make them juicy)

Use two 9 inch cake pans to bake the cake, if you have them, this gives you a slightly thinner cake layer.  After you bake and cool your cake layers, simply place one layer on a cake stand, spread the top with a generous amount (1/3 cup) of Nutella, then spread one half of the  whipped cream over the Nutella, add half the strawberries, top with the other cake layer and repeat the process.

This cake is made to be consumed the same day-so wow your friends and family at your next event!

Happy Baking,



What New Year’s Resolution? January 9, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Katiepies @ 2:07 AM
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 Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean it’s time to stop eating sweets. Our inspiration comes from a picture in a magazine of a decadent vanilla cake loaded with buttercream and fresh strawberries. Lucky for us, living in California allows us to get fresh fruit anytime. So we made light vanilla genoise cake, fresh sweet strawberries (you could use frozen if fresh are not available) and a swiss buttercream (made from meringue, butter and sugar).

The result is a light, refreshing cake with sweet juicy strawberries and a buttercream that melts in your mouth. A perfect beginning or ending to any event or party.

Sweet treats to you!



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