Chocolate


Freshly baked Time Tam cupcakes.

Tim Tam Cupcakes

G’day, you lovely lot! Who else is excited for the start of the Australian Open? If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that last May I started making special cupcakes for each of the Grand Slams. Well today I’m going to cap off this series with an Australian Open inspired cupcake. I’ve heard quite a few people who’ve traveled to Australia talk about Tim Tams and the famous “Tim Tam Slam”. Tim Tams are a chocolate biscuit or cookie that’s filled with chocolate cream and dipped in chocolate. I couldn’t pass up the chance to incorporate cookies […]


A freshly baked chocolate lava cake with ice cream.

Chocolate Orange Lava Cake

It just isn’t Christmas without oranges. A garland of dried oranges speckled with cloves. A simmering pot of wassail with fresh orange slices. And let’s not forget the orange in the stocking on Christmas morning. One of my favorite orange-y Christmas treats is Terry’s chocolate oranges. My family usually buys loads to give out as Christmas presents to friends and family, so we always have a couple boxes leftover after the holidays. This chocolate orange lava cake is a delicious way to use up any chocolate oranges you may have sitting around. Because what could be more Christmas-y than oranges, […]


A Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte in a jar.

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in a Jar

It simply isn’t Halloween without watching Young Frankenstein at least once. While Doctor Frederick Frankenstein (that’s Fronk-en-steen) may not be partial to desserts, he does enjoy a nice schwarzwälder kirschtorte. What is schwarzwälder kirschtorte? You might know it as Black Forest cake. A classic dessert that pairs perfectly with an evening spent watching this classic film. But just like Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks put a spin on this classic spooky tale, I’ve put my own twist on this classic dessert. So grab your lab coats and an assistant, raid the kitchen cupboards, and bake up this diabolically delicious schwarzwälder kirschtorte […]


Fresh scotcheroo cupcakes.

Scotcheroo Cupcakes

Today would have been John Lennon’s 76th birthday. It’s difficult to sum up the legacy of such a legendary artist. He could be a polarizing figure at times, but ultimately, he challenged the way we think and tried to make the world a little better. To celebrate, I made a special scotcheroo cupcake. Never heard of scotcheroos? Well, scotcheroos are dessert bars made with chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, and Rice Krispies. For this cupcake, I’m dropping the Rice Krispies and throwing in some corn flakes. Sounds a bit nonsensical at first, but trust me, the final product is unlike any […]


A pot of pumpkin chocolate chip lip scrub on a plate of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Lip Scrub

Boo! Halloween is just a hop, skip, and a broom ride away, so I thought I’d kickoff this spook-tacular month with a treat. This pumpkin chocolate chip lip scrub smells and tastes just like a soft, warm pumpkin chocolate chip cookie. Everyone needs a little chocolate at Halloween, right? Now you can get your fix without the guilt of diving into a bag of fun-sized candy bars. This lip scrub is also perfect for those cold fall days when your lips need a little TLC. 🎃


A platter of vegan chocolate, lemon, and lavender cupcakes.

Vegan Chocolate, Lemon, & Lavender Cupcakes

It’s Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday! And we’re gonna party with a truly one-of-a-kind vegan cupcake. This cupcake combines everyone’s favorite flavor, chocolate, with classic English flavors like lavender and lemon. Rich, moist, and decadent, you would never guess that these cupcakes are vegan. So grab some cupcake liners and warmup the oven ’cause we’re gonna have a good time.


A copycat Liliha Bakery coco puff.

Hawaiian Coco Puffs

Anybody who has watched the modern version of Hawaii Five-O will know that the show has given shoutouts to many local businesses. One of the most ringing endorsements has been for the Liliha Bakery’s coco puffs. In one episode Danny Williams tells Chin Ho Kelly, “That is, without a doubt, the greatest thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. That should be illegal, it’s so good.” Like Chin Ho says, the Liliha Bakery sells about 7,000 of these tasty treats every day. So what the heck is a coco puff? It’s a cream puff pastry filled with chocolate pudding and topped with […]