Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

I’m running out of patience. I’ve long had the tradition of consuming (more like devouring) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during my hikes. It’s a staple and I have a particular preference on how I like my PB&J sandwiches: chunky Jiffy peanut butter with organic strawberry preserves (with chunks of strawberries). Apparently I’m all about… Continue reading Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

American Cuisine · Cakes · Desserts

Coconut Cake with Saffron Cream

Paella step aside; saffron’s earthy and subtly sweet flavor does wonders in dessert too. Saffron: you tempted me with visions of paella and Moroccan noodles but I managed to ignore your taunts because you were way too expensive. You’re like the movie star of spices– highly unobtainable and envied by all. Then I saw you… Continue reading Coconut Cake with Saffron Cream