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Creamy Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan recipe)

Creamy Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan recipe)

  I was waiting for a sad day when I extremely missed my mom to make this cake. It’s been officially one year without seeing her since I left Venezuela. I won’t make this long but if you are interested in knowing what is happening in Venezuela — and why there are many Venezuelans leaving their homeland — you can see this video. This is my mom’s’ signature cake, “La Torta de Auyama de Irma (my mom)” is well known...
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Ridiculously Easy Orange Cake

Ridiculously Easy Orange Cake

A blender. That’s all you will need to achieve this beautiful and aromatic orange cake. I call this the ultimate lifesaver cake when you urgently  need a cake for any meeting and that you forgot — I’ve been in that situation more times that I would like. This recipe is based on my Will’s grandmother’s. She is Portuguese and in Portugal orange cakes are serious business. She’s used to make this cake every sunday for family lunches. It’s the best...
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Delicious Peach “Quesillo” Venezuelan Pudding

Delicious Peach “Quesillo” Venezuelan Pudding

Venezuelan Gastronomy has a vast amount of sweet recipes. And the classic “quesillo” is in almost every birthday party along with the birthday cake. It is a kind of flan that is mainly composed of eggs and condensed milk. The final result is a lightweight flan that has small holes and looks like a cheese covered in a rich and dark caramel. For that reason is called “quesillo”, because in spanish “queso” means cheese, so this dessert would be “small...
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Portuguese Custard Tarts

Portuguese Custard Tarts

You can’t say that you visited Portugal, especially Lisbon, if you never ate a “pastel de nata” or “pastel de Belém”. This dessert is part of the gastronomy legacy of Portugal. The recipe was developed by the monks of the “Monasterio dos Jerónimos” in the XVIII century. This recipe hasn’t changed a bit through the years. My earliest memory of this sweet Portuguese specialty was the first day that I stepped on Portuguese soil. My boyfriend and I left the...
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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Everybody has a favorite companion for peanut butter. It’s one of those ingredients that work so well with other flavors since it can enhance other natural flavors. Lately I’ve been craving for some bananas with peanut butter as my favorite afternoon snack. Then I thought: What if I convert this amazing combination into cupcakes? Definitely one of my hobbies is to transform all the flavors that I like into cupcakes. It’s like “Cupcaketifying” the world.         Now...
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Latin American Bread Pudding

Latin American Bread Pudding

One of the classics desserts in the Latin American cuisine. You can ask me for my earliest memories of my mom’s cooking and I probably respond you “torta de pan” -bread pudding.   This sweet delicious from heaven is the perfect ending of any family reunion. It is creamy and super sweet but the raisins counteracts the sweetness with some acidity that brings the perfect balance for this dessert.   Print Latin American Bread Pudding This sweet delicious from heaven...
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Irresistible Petit Gateau

Irresistible Petit Gateau

This is my favorite dessert in the all world. A pure chocolate mini cake, that when it’s open release a mouthwatering melted chocolate splash from heaven. It is also my main option when I have guests in my house that I want to impress, and I don’t have the time to bake for hours. This dessert will only take you 30 minutes. The famous petit gateau or popularly known as chocolate volcano is a French dessert that means small cake....
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