Argentinian Alfajores (Marplatenses)

Alfajores are very popular in South America and each country has their own favorite version. Theses alfajores are originally from Mar de la Plata- Argentina and sold everywhere. You can even find these type of alfajores in stores and airports all over South America. Havanna brand sells them and they are one of the things I always buy when I go to Peru.

I have tested this recipe a couple of times and finally I am very happy with the results and that is why I’m sharing this recipe with you.

Video of how I make this recipe is on my Instagram. Click HERE.

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Spooky Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy Tuesday! We are so close to celebrate Halloween that I was in the mood of making some spooky treats. These soft red velvet cupcakes are topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. They are decorated with red food gel and scary eye sprinkles.

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Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes

Dulce de leche is a very popular treat in South America. It is a milk-based caramel. You can find it at the stores (my favorite brand La Lechera) or you can make your own boiling a can of condensed milk but this process takes a bit of your time so I totally recommend buying it at the store.

And because pumpkin and dulce de leche are 2 of my favorite things, I had to put them together in a cupcake.

Soft pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with a vanilla-dulce de leche buttercream = Delish!

Let’s start with the recipe.

Follow me on Instagram so you can watch the video of how I made these cupcakes. Click HERE.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Happy Tuesday friends! I am a bit sad because this is one of my last pumpkin recipes of the year. I have baked with pumpkin for 2 months now so I think I have a good amount of pumpkin recipes for you to choose from. Starting November, you will find Christmas recipes.

But for now, let’s talk about this incredible easy coffee cake. The cake part is made with browned butter which adds a special nutty flavor, pumpkin puree, spices, yogurt, eggs, very simple ingredients. The crumb topping is made with cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, flour, super easy. Finally, the glaze is a simple vanilla icing that is made with vanilla bean paste.

Let’s start with the recipe and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram because I just posted the video of how to make this delicious recipe. Click HERE.

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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Bombs

Happy Friday! A few days ago I saw something online that caught my eye. It was a video of someone pouring hot milk into a cup that had a chocolate ball. When the hot milk touched the chocolate ball, it exploded and delicious goodies came out! I loved the idea so I had to make them at home.

For this recipe you need a silicon mold which should be something of this size, click HERE. But, I didn’t want to wait to get one so I used an old mold that I already had, smaller, but it worked fine.

Let’s start with the recipe and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to watch the videos of how I made these delicious treats. You can follow me HERE.

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Orange Ginger Loaf

My husband is a fan of chocolate, orange and ginger combo so I decided to bake something special for him. Here is a delicious recipe for a soft quick bread that is packed with fresh orange juice, zest and crystallized ginger. The crumb of this loaf is amazing and you don’t need a lot of ingredients.

The chocolate glaze sets very nice so it won’t be messy when you slice and serve.

Video for this recipe is on Instagram, don’t forget to follow me. Click HERE.

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Hi-Hat Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes a couple of years ago but didn’t take a good picture so I decided to write a post about them (good excuse to eat delicious cupcakes).

Chocolate mini cakes made with unsweetened chocolate, yogurt and vanilla extract topped with a delicious homemade marshmallow frosting dipped in a chocolate coating. The 3 textures are amazing and work perfect together, each bite is magical so if you like chocolate and pretty treats, this recipe is for you!

To watch the video of how I made this cupcakes, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. Click HERE.

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Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Cupcakes

Happy Friday! Do you have any weekend baking plans? Thinking about baking with pumpkin? How about you add this recipe to your list? These pumpkin cupcakes are super fluffy and soft. They’re loaded with white chocolate chips and pumpkin spice chocolate cream by Mozart. The frosting is a pumpkin spice white chocolate buttercream… delicious.

If you are a pumpkin lover like me, you should give this liqueur a try. Here is the link so you can read more about this delicious drink. HERE

Also, you can make these cupcakes alcohol-free, just follow the instructions for the cupcake and frosting.

If you haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, you should because I just posted the videos of how to make these delicious spooky treats @pastry_tales

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Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

Baking with pumpkin can be challenging because of the the high amount of moisture it has but I thought it would be a great idea to create a Fall crinkle cookie version. And guess what! They are delicious and although the dough can be a little bit sticky to work with I will give you some tips so you can make this process easier.

Important tips for great pumpkin crinkle cookies:

  • Your eggs should be at room temperature.
  • Use pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Patience. You have to chill the dough in the fridge. If you don’t chill the dough, your cookies will be a mess and will spread. You will get better results if you chill the dough overnight. You can keep the dough in the freezer too.
  • Don’t use warm cookie sheets to bake the cookies. If you just have one cookie sheet, wait, let the sheet cool before using it again.
  • And finally, roll them very good in powdered sugar. If you don’t roll them in enough powdered sugar, your won’t get crackle tops.

Let’s start with the recipe and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @Pastry_Tales because I just posted the videos of how to make these delicious cookies.

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Pumpkin Alfajores 2020

Hello friends and Happy Monday!! Two years ago, I posted a recipe for pumpkin alfajores. Alfajores are similar to shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche, they are very popular in South America. I’m always trying to come out with different flavors and that is why you are going to see many recipes for this kind of cookie on my blog. This year, I decided to improve my pumpkin recipe and I’m very happy with the result.

First, you should know that pumpkin has a lot of moisture and what we do not want is to have wet, super soft cookies. So, we are going to try to catch some moisture from the pumpkin puree using paper towels and we are going to brown the butter so we can get rid of some liquid.

They are really good cookies. The flavor of the pumpkin and spices are on point and the texture of the cookie is perfect.

This recipe is for the collaboration I’m hosting on Instagram today #pumpkincollabfriends. Follow me @Pastry_Tales.

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