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Mother’s group cake

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So how do you know for sure that a cake is extraordinary delicious? Could it be if you ate two slices while having your mother’s group over, one more slice once they left and then one more slice after dinner? I think so…

So before I start, let me just make sure that a “mother’s group” is also a concept outside of Denmark, so you all know what I’m talking about? Well, it’s a group of mothers (first-time mothers in my case) that all live close to each other, that meet up once a week with the babies, go on walks with the strollers, have coffee together, discuss the ups and downs of being a new mother. I love it! I really enjoy meeting someone who is also sleep-deprived, who is also constantly confused about what date and day of the week it is, and who has also gone God-knows-how-many days without makeup and decent clothes haha.

Yesterday it was my first time to host the group, so of course I had to bake a cake for the occasion. This cake has actually been on the blog before, but this time a gave it a new look. If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m referring to the delicious luxury chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. In the original recipe I had added a hint of Zacapa rum to the chocolate ganache (because I loooove rum with some good dark chocolate), but since we’re a group of breastfeeding mothers alcohol is a definite no-go, so instead I just used rum essence, which turned out pretty good as well.

The recipe (find it here) is intended for one large cake. However I divided the batter in two and baked two smaller cakes. One for my mother’s group and one for me and my boyfriend. Yes, that’s two cakes for me. Clever, right?

As a side note it’s worth mentioning that this cake is so easy to bake, that I managed to bake and decorate it with a colic baby in my arms. So if I can do it, you definitely can too!

Enjoy <3

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Chocolate pie with Oreo crust

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I love Oreos! I mean, don’t we all?

And if there’s something I love more than Oreos, it would be Oreos used in cakes! I’ve made quite a few cake recipes with Oreos, for example cupcakes, milkshakes and of course also cheesecakes.
But here I used Oreos in a new way; in a chocolate pie.

And guess what? It’s exactly as delicious as you’d might imagine! Continue reading

Sarah Bernhardt chocolate cakes

This is a cake that I deeply truly love! For some reason I just haven’t really tried baking it yet (well that’s a lie – I made them once in a licorice version, but I’ve never made the original Sarah Bernhardt). I have no idea why I haven’t baked them before now, because they’re SO delicious! And they aren’t that hard to bake at all.

These Sarah Bernhardt cakes are made with loads of delicious marzipan, dark and intense chocolate, cream and a little bit of coffee. If you don’t like coffee in your cakes, then don’t worry! There’s absolutely no problem in leaving out the coffee.

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Chocolate chip cookies with pistachio nuts

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When in the mood for baking something very quixk yet extra delicious, these chocolate chip cookies with pistachio nuts are just the thing!

I’ve baked cookies many many times before, but this time I made them in a new version with chocolate chips and pistachios. I think pistachios must be my all time favorite nut. And I love the subtle touch of dotted green they bring to the cookies. Continue reading

Swedish semlor

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These beautiful small cardamum buns filled with whipped cream and marcipan are by far one of my favorite traditional sweets. They’re originally Swedish, but here in Denmark I think it’s safe to say that we’ve fallen in love with them perhaps just as much as the Swedes, and therefore we’re starting to see them pop up here and there in the bakeries – especially in Copenhagen. Continue reading