Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Happy Thursday! A couple of weeks ago I got in the mail some cookie butter from my friends at “The Dirty Cookie”. I have heard about them and I was so excited to be able to taste their products. They have different flavors of cookie butter like snickerdoodle, red velvet, chocolate chip, cookies and cream, etc. So, I decided to create something delicious to use the snickerdoodle spread because I LOVE LOVE CINNAMON!

It’s Fall season, cinnamon was creaming my name that morning so I decided to make cinnamon holes and I filled them with snickerdoodle cookie butter. The result of this experiment: One of the best things I’ve ever baked.

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Apple Crumb Cake

Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I didn’t bake much last week because we had power outages due to a wind storm so our electricity provider (PG&E) decided the best decision to prevent fires was shutting down the power to thousands and thousands of people here in Northern California. When the electricity was gone we didn’t have any wind BUT when our power was on again we had some winds, kinda weird… uh?

Anyway, this week’s weather is going to be very nice for more Fall baking so stay tuned for new stuff. For now, this is my recipe for the most delicious apple crumb cake you will ever eat.

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Pumpkin Brûlée Tart

Happy Monday!! This recipe is a good option if you want to serve something different for dessert on Thanksgiving or to just indulge yourself with something delicious during Fall season.

This tart has a gingersnap crust. I used Triple Gingersnap Cookies from Trader Joe’s. The filling has pumpkin puree, spices and some ginger. I love ginger so I think it works pretty good with the rest of the flavors. The topping is a thin brûlée layer but if you don’t have a kitchen torch, maybe you can top it with homemade whipped cream (maybe cinnamon flavor one?).

If you want to know more about this recipe, don’t forget to check me out on Instagram @Pastry_Tales. I posted videos about how to make this tart.

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Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Hello friends! When we talk about Fall desserts people usually think about pumpkin but… I can assure you that there are a lot of people I know who don’t like pumpkin at all. Maybe the reason of this “problem” is the smell or texture. I love pumpkin but I want to give you other options for “Fall desserts”. Apples are a very good option. Apple cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, pie… sounds good , eh? I think apple is more appealing to eat for people than pumpkin.

These cupcakes are packed with chunks of apples and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. They are topped with a silky buttercream that has homemade salted caramel.

We will make the salted caramel, cupcakes and buttercream. Sounds difficult? Maybe… but if you follow all the steps you’ll thank me that you make these cupcakes that are perfect to share at your Halloween or Thanksgiving gatherings.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Happy October and Happy Halloween Month! Weather is way cooler here in Northern California so I can wear my leggins and be cozy. Last weekend my husband and I went to Apple Hill (Placerville, CA) and had so much fun. We visited different farms, ate apple desserts and had a nice lunch too. Apple Hill is a very popular place to visit during Fall here in Northern California, so if you live around the area, I totally recommend that you visit during cold weather season.

I am not a big fan of donuts but sometimes I crave them while I drink my coffee on chilly mornings. A couple of weeks ago I decided to make these baked pumpkin donuts and they were a success. One thing that I recommend is that you eat these donuts the same day you bake them, they can get a bit wet the next day because of the pumpkin puree.

Also, for this recipe you need a donut pan. You can get it at Target, Walmart, Michael’s or Amazon.

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Spice Flan With Scotch Caramel

Happy Friday!! Weather is cooling off so it’s a good time to start baking Fall desserts like this one. Don’t get scared when I say “spice flan”, i don’t use hot chillies or anything like that. I called it “spice flan” because of all the spices that I use in the custard.

I know many people are not into flan BUT this one is a Peruvian version with Fall flavors plus it has scotch in the caramel. It really tastes amazing and the texture is on point. My husband was not a flan fan but every time I make this version of flan, he loves it and he wants more.

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Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

Hi everyone! I have been mia for some days because I got sick and was not feeling very well. Weather is finally cooling off (hopefully it stays that way) so it’s perfect time for you to start baking delicious breads that pair perfect with a nice warm cup of coffee/tea.

Bananas and cinnamon have always been great friends that is why I came up with this new version of banana bread with lots of cinnamon and sugar, so why not calling this recipe “Snickerdoodle Banana Bread”.

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Rustic Blueberry Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are always fun to bake. They are easy to make and we usually have all the ingredients at home. This recipe has flour and cornmeal. You might be thinking why cornmeal? The answer is simple: Cornmeal gives a sandy texture, a nice crunchy crust and it gives that nice brownish color that you want for a homemade cake.

Also, I’m hunting for new Fall/Winter bundt cake pans, so far I haven’t seen any that I like so if you have any recommendation on where should I look, please let me know.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

I tried to bake with almond flour/meal a couple of times but I did not like the result. Sometimes it was underbake and others I did not like the texture at all.

I finally came out with this version of chocolate cake made with almond flour which is gluten free and tastes delicious. You can add a scoop of ice cream on the side and you’ll thank me for that.

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Ginger Cookies With Passion Fruit Filling

Happy Friday !! Most people think about ginger treats just for Christmas season BUT ginger is a great ingredient which is good for stomach problems like gas, diarrhea, nausea,etc. It also helps to reduce muscle pain and soreness. I always carry some ginger candy every time I travel by plane, it really helps my stomach and digestion.

The best brand of ginger products (in my opinion) is The Ginger People. They carry different things like ginger candy, shots, syrup (for your pancakes or waffles yum!), crystallized ginger (perfect for baking), sushi ginger, sauces, juice, etc. If you are interested in knowing more about these products, visit their website: https://gingerpeople.com/

Let’s talk about this recipe. These cookie is packed with spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves BUT I also added crystallized ginger so we can get that warm taste we like.

About the filling… It took me a few days to decide what kind of filling I wanted for these fabulous ginger cookies. Finally, I decided to use passion fruit because I think the sweetness and tanginess of this fruit pair perfect with the spicy and warm ginger flavors.

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