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Bites from other Blogs

  • The black and orange Chocolate Orange Layer Cake from Bakingdon has got to be one of the most beautiful Halloween desserts out there (though I admit I’m still partial to vampire cupcakes!). The cake is made of many thin layers of chocolate cake and orange cake, all sandwiched together with a chocolate filling. To finish it off, the cake is frosted with a bright orange orange-flavored buttercream frosting and decorated with piped-on dark chocolate ganache. A few creepy-cute jack o’lanterns made of fondant act as garnish for what is a very beautiful, perfect-for-Halloween dessert.
  • If coconut cream pie isn’t decadent enough for you, a White Chocolate Coconut Pie, like the one that Cookie Madness recently made, might be just the thing. I am a big and of coconut and white chocolate, so it sounds like a great combination right from the start. The pie is creamy and rich, but not too sweet, and has a little bit of whipped cream and toasted coconut on top to finish it off. This could be a new holiday favorite if you do pies for the Thanksgiving season!
  • Mousse cakes must be prepared in advance because they need time to set up. This means that they’re not a great option for last minute celebrations, but that you can prepare them well in advance so you don’t need to do last minute work before a party – and impressing guests with a delicious dessert like Ms Adventures in Italy‘s Espresso Coffee Chocolate Chip Mousse Cake Recipe with no last minute work is a great thing. This cake has with a thin almond crust that is topped with layers of chocolate chip-laced espresso mousse and decadent chocolate mousse.
  • There really aren’t too many applications out there for caramel corn. What can you do with it besides eat it? Enter the Caramel Corn Cupcakes from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. These chocolate cupcakes are infused with a caramel-corn milk – yes, milk that has been flavored with caramel corn – and are topped with a caramel corn-infused buttercream. They are sweet, chocolaty with lots of caramel notes and a hint of buttered popcorn flavor. It’s not a combination that you wouldn’t expect to find in your average cupcake, but it is one that works well here.
  • The best thing about Family Fresh Cooking‘s Sweet Potato Crisp recipe is that it is so versatile. This simple streusel-topped dish can act as a side dish, a light dessert or even a season breakfast option during fall. Baked in ramekins, the crisp consists of lightly sweetened, roasted sweet potatoes that are topped with a mixture of oats, raisins, cinnamon and a little bit of butter. It’s light, flavorful and satisfying, whether you’re looking for something a little different to serve this season or can just appreciate a dish that is a little lighter than some more traditional fall fare.

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  • Kristin
    October 21, 2010

    I love that you do these bites from other blogs – it’s like the “best of” during the week! It has introduced me to so many new baking/cooking blogs, i really appreciate it!

  • Thanks for including me – I totally agree with Kristin, I also use it for blogs that are new to me! Thanks!

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