Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream

chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream recipe

A classic combo, chocolate and vanilla pair perfectly in these rich and tender chocolate cupcakes topped with a dreamy vanilla bean buttercream frosting. I’m glad I get to open this years’s chocolate party with this classic combo. A perfectly domed fluffy chocolate cupcake piled-high with a swirly vanilla bean buttercream frosting. It’s impossible to take just one… 

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Soft chewy cherry chocolate chip cookies

cherry chocolate chip cookies recipe

No one can resist the comfort of a chocolate chip cookie and these cherry chocolate chip cookies are perfectly soft and chewy with an addictive smell wafting from the kitchen as they bake Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert. An iconic sweet treat passed on from generation to generation. I’m pretty sure every family has their… 

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Smores coffee cake

smores coffee cake recipe

So moist and tender, this smores coffee cake is filled with chocolate chips and topped with a layer of ooey gooey toasted marshmallows. Looking for a sweet treat to get you though the day or put a little magic in your afternoon? Have some coffee cake! I always wanted to know where does the name coffee… 

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Chocolate glazed baked donuts

chocolate glazed baked donuts recipe

Soft, fluffy, cake like baked donuts topped with a bittersweet chocolate ganache are the perfect excuse to enjoy chocolate for breakfast. Both Tiffany and I love cuddling up and talk nonsense in the morning, especially on the weekends when there’s no rush to get out of the bed. Completely forgetting about my never ending chore… 

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Peach pie cake

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A light summer cake with a citrus touch, this iced peach pie cake combines an easy one-bowl cake with a can of peach pie filling. 5 minutes of prep time, no mixer needed! Do you love personality quizzes? I used to take every possible quiz back in highschool. I was always curious and trying to… 

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Summer berry oatmeal muffins

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Berry oatmeal muffins – easy to make muffins, packed with fresh fruit, oats and whole wheat for a satisfying treat without feeling guilty Summer berry oatmeal muffins has been my go-to recipe lately. Perfect for those lazy weekends, when somethings freshly baked is mandatory with a cup of tea or coffee. What I like most… 

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Romanian Easter bread – Pasca

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Pasca – Romanian Easter Bread. Sweet, soft, enriched yeast bread baked in a springform with a cheese filling inside After 7 weeks of fasting (abstinence from any kind of food derived from animals)  with Good Friday being the absolute fast (we’re not allowed to eat or drink anything the entire day) comes Easter, one of… 

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Italian Easter bread – Pane di Pasqua

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Pane di Pasqua (Italian Easter breads) fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon zest and a touch of ground aniseed Last week Italian Easter Pie, now Italian Easter Bread. These Italian Easter breads are fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon… 

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Romanian dried fruit swirl bread

Dried Fruit Swirl Bread Recipe Roxanashomebaking 1

A brioche like bread, rich from the butter and eggs with a soft crumb this dried fruit swirl bread baked around the holidays Today’s post is hard to write. I’ve had a couple of attempts but after few short sentences the teary eyes forced me to think of something else. I’m a very emotional person… 

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Chocolate crinkle cookies #25recipestoXmas

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Not that I need an excuse, but when the Holiday season is just around the corner cookies must be baked. Cookie swaps are scheduled, pretty paper boxes are waiting to be filled and given to friends and neighbors or even mailed to far-away family. As you probably know I bake cookies year round, but there’s something… 

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Whole wheat pumpkin challah

whole wheat pumpkin challah | roxanashomebaking.com

Today I have another whole wheat bread for you made with Red Star PLATINUM. I wasn’t lying when I told you I did a ton of baking with the latest Red Star Yeast before I wrote the review on Monday (you still have time to enter the giveaway if you haven’t yet) Just like the… 

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Chocolate Swirl Bread

Chocolate Swirl Bread | roxanashomebaking.com

It’s been more than 24 hours since I took this bread out of the oven. My kitchen still smells like vanilla, orange and chocolate. The smell reminds me of holidays and family gatherings. This bread is probably one of the few traditional Romanian breads. It’s usually made at Christmas and Easter and family events, like… 

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Chocolate (yeast) muffins

Chocolate (yeast) muffins

Few more days and the month of February is over. I can’t believe winter is almost behind us. We had a couple of snowflakes but none lasted more than a day. Flowers are blooming along my drive-way, birds are chirping, the sun is shining. Despite the gusty winds we had yesterday I could probably say… 

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Pomegranate chia seed muffins

chia seed muffins

Pin It It’s getting closer. Valentine’s day is less than a month away. While hubby is planning/taking care of the evening and I’m in charge of finding a baby sitter, Valentine’s day breakfast came to mind. OK, we eat out that night, but we still have to eat breakfast, lunch and snacks that day as… 

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Cranberry Apple Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins | roxanashomebaking.com

3 more weeks until Christmas. I’m counting the days! Can’t wait to start baking for our Christmas dinner. I have so many ideas as if Christmas dinner lasts a week. Cookies, cinnamon bread, cranberry bread, rolls, cupcakes! I just brought home 5 pounds of butter and 3 dozen of eggs! That may not be much… 

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Peppermint Bark Cakes

peppermint bark cakes | roxanashomebaking.com

I try to stay away from forbidden foods, believe me, I try. But, I have weaknesses. I love rich Christmas desserts. I’m already dreaming on a traditional Romania cinnamon swirl bread, it calls for 6 egg yolks. 6 egg yolks! My cholesterol level is gonna rich the sky. Oh, but it’s so worth it. I’ll… 

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