Szarlotka (apple tart)

Finally I made one of the most popular Polish desserts of all times! Szarlotka originates from France (called Charlotte) and consists of shortcrust, fruit puree and sometimes custard or meringue. In Poland szarlotka always has an apple cinnamon filling and optionally meringue added on top. I personally think this is one of the greatest desserts…

Walnut Honey Cream Cake

My mom’s fantastic recipe for a walnut honey cream cake (called orzeczowiec in Polish). It is definitely one of the most requested desserts of all times in my my family. The mix of all the flavors and textures in this cake is everything. Two layers of dough, crunchy honey and walnut as well as sweet…

Makowiec (poppy seed roll)

In my old archives back from when I was in Poland over Christmas I found another little treasure- makowiec (also called makownik sometimes) or a poppy seed roll I made together with my mom according to her recipe. It’s made of sweet yeast dough and stuffed with poppy seed mixed with raisins, candied orange peel…

Cranberry Orange Cake + video

Even though weather in Chicago doesn’t look like it, it’s November and time to slowly start thinking about the holidays. It’s definitely my favorite time of the year. I’m so excited to start decorating but there is absolutely nothing I am more excited about than holiday food. I figured it’s high time to get some…

Zebra cake

I have for you today a great cake for your afternoon coffee or tea. This vanilla and chocolate cake is commonly called a zebra cake because of its black and white stripes. It’s super moist but very light at the same time with delicate sweetness. Not to mention the eye-catching pattern that makes this dessert…

Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate cake is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind hearing the word zucchini. Zucchinis are so awesome and can be transformed into anything. I still haven’t tried the zoodles (zucchini noodles) but I’m pretty sure I would love them. In this recipe grated zucchini looses its flavor for the most part but…

Plum crumb cake

Happy Friday! Today, I have a recipe for a delicious plum crumb cake. It’s made of yeast dough, sliced plums and crumble on top. It tastes just like the one my grandma makes! You have to try! i love it warm and with a glass of cold milk. Like most of my cakes it’s a…

Chocolate pear cake

Chocolate pear cake is an amazingly delicious, simple and easy to make dessert your whole family will love. You should make it especially because pears are in season now! I found delicious pears, bought way too many and was wondering what to do with them. And since I am a strong believer that cake is…

3 bit cake

This cake is one of my favorite cakes to make. It has a nice, delicate caramel and cream flavor. When I brought it to the party a lot of people pointed out the resemblance to tiramisu. I see why- 3 bit is also a no bake dessert with cookies and cream. The difference is 3…