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 many people I know who doesn’t like pumpkin at all, I think some people doesn’t even like the smell of it. One other good option for “Fall Desserts” is apples, we all love apple pie, apple cookies, apple fritters… I think apple is more like a generic thing for people during Fall time.

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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Mini Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes

Happy September! Hope all of you are doing great. I’m counting down the days for Fall to start because I’m so tired of this Summer heat. I know California is hot most of the time but I really need a break specially when I bake.

Also, I was just told that the winner of the brand new KitchenAid mixer from last week giveaway (Instagram) received it yesterday! I hope you have a blast with it and that you share all your yummy baked goods!!

About these mini cheesecakes. I called them “triple chocolate” because the crust, filling and topping has chocolate. If you are a chocolate lover like me, you’ll love this.

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Cinnamon Pisco Cake

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’ve been pretty busy doing things with my husband plus I went to see my in-laws and had lunch with them at a pretty good Chinese restaurant. Also, I have started to decorate for Fall so that means a deep cleaning in every room of my house.

Let’s talk about Pisco. This drink is a Peruvian kind of brandy (from grapes) that is made in winemaking areas of Peru. You can drink it straight from the bottle (shots) or you can make cocktails like Pisco sour or Chilcanos (my favorite). This time, I’m incorporating Pisco in a soft vanilla cake that is perfect with a scoop of ice cream or a big dulce de leche dollop. I usually buy Pisco at Bevmo but if you can’t find it , you have the option to use regular brandy. Btw, this cake in Spanish is called “encanelado”.

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S’mores Cups

Hello guys!! It’s been kinda crazy around here. On Tuesday night our Tesla car was vandalized, they broke a window and stole a laptop which was not very visible. Thing is we got a pretty good video of who did this so police is trying their best to catch these guys. I reached out to a local tv station so they came to interview my husband. I know Tesla cars are a big target but come on guys, these low life people have to be found so they can pay for what they did. If you want to see the full video, send me a message and I would share the video with you.

On a happier note… here is the recipe for my S’mores cups. These delicious treats have a graham cracker base filled with a silky milk chocolate filling topped with mini toasted marshmallows. This is the perfect way to say goodbye to Summer time.

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