Cakes

Lemon Blueberry Cake

This moist delicious Lemon Blueberry Cake is quick and easy to make.

Easy Chocolate Cake

An easy, moist chocolate cake that you can put together in less than 5 minutes! Serve with Quick Chocolate Frosting

Rich and Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

Rich and Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting This rich and creamy frosting is bursting with peanut butter flavour! This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of frosting.

My Favourite Chocolate Frosting

My Favourite Chocolate Frosting A quick chocolate frosting that is rich in chocolate flavour.

My Version of Milk Bar’s Apple Pie Layer Cake

My Version of Milk Bar’s Apple Pie Layer Cake This recipe for Apple Pie Layer Cake will blow your mind! Brown Butter Cake with liquid cheesecake and apple pie filling, pie crumb, pie crumb frosting and an apple caramel all come together for one amazing layer cake! This cake has a LOT of steps. Many...

Raspberry Cream Cheese Celebration Cake

This white layer cake uses my favourite white cake recipe and is filled with raspberry filling. The cake is frosted with a cream cheese icing that is combined with seedless raspberry jam to create an ombré
effect.

Chocolate Hazelnut Battenberg Cake

This version of the Battenberg Cake features squares of hazelnut and chocolate sponge cake mortared together with a hazelnut-chocolate spread. It is encased in hazelnut-chocolate marzipan.

Coconut White Chocolate Cake with Lime Curd

This celebratory cake has layers of coconut and white chocolate cake, filled with a tart lime curd and surrounded by a delicious coconut and white chocolate swiss meringue buttercream. To take the cake to the next level, you can also make a white chocolate collar to surround the sides of the cake.

Spiderweb Pumpkin Layer Cake

Spiderweb Pumpkin Layer Cake Fluffy layers of pumpkin spice cake are combined with orange and spice Swiss Meringue Buttercream and then decorated with a black icing spiderweb and cute little chocolate spiders. Cake recipe adapted from Life Love and Sugar. For most accurate results I recommend measuring by weight.  

Baklava Cheesecake

This amazing baklava cheesecake features a crispy phyllo crust and a creamy honey-lemon cheesecake sandwiched between two layers of spiced nuts and topped with a spiced honey syrup.

Apple Dutch Baby Cake

This custard-based cake is a true celebration of apples! The thinly sliced layers of apples are coated in cinnamon-spiced sugar and tossed with rum-soaked raisins and a pancake-like batter for an easy, scrumptious tea cake.

Pies and Tarts

Lemon-Ginger Blueberry Pie with Cornmeal Crust

This pie has a great textured crust with the addition of cornmeal. The lemon, ginger and blueberries compliment each other perfectly.

The Great Canadian Butter Tart

Gooey butter tarts with a rich, flaky crust. Make this easy filling on it’s own with a store bought crust or use my flaky crust recipe!

Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie Key Lime Pie is delicious so easy to make with just a few key ingredients! Key limes are not necessary for this recipe but fresh limes are a must! If you want to omit the nuts in the crust, increase the graham cracker crumbs by 1/4 cup.  

Easy Blueberry Tart

Easy Blueberry Tart This blueberry tart has a quick shortbread crust and can be put together in less time than it takes to preheat your oven!

Salted Caramel Apple Tart with a Brown Butter Crust

This pretty tart is based on a classic French apple tart. The flavours are taken up a notch with brown butter in the crust, a layer of salted caramel, and a layer of salted caramel pastry cream underneath a decorative layer of apples.

Easy Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Tart

This easy pumpkin tart features a quick pat-in-the-pan crust and a pumpkin filling filled with a mixture of brown sugar and warm spices.

Caramelized Onion, Beet and Feta Tart

The slow and low caramelization process of the onions and beets adds deep and rich flavours to this savoury tart recipe. The easy pat in the pan crust makes this a perfect tart for novice pie bakers!

Pomegranate Meringue Tart

Like lemons, pomegranate has a nice tart flavour which lends well to the filling of an easy meringue tart. The tart is topped with an Italian Meringue, which is much smoother in texture than the traditional French meringue and does not require cooking in the oven. A quick toast under the broiler for colour is all this meringue needs!

Deep Dish Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Quiche

This flavour-packed deep-dish quiche combines roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and gruyere cheese for a vibrant mouthful of flavour in every bite.

Cookies and Bars

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

With a shortbread-like crust and a spiced pumpkin filling, these cookies taste just like and individual pumpkin pie! Serve them as is or top them with a dollop of cream cheese frosting.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies These cookies pair the amazing combination of raspberry and chocolate for a delectably crispy-chewy cookie.

Quick and Easy One Bowl Brownies

Quick and easy brownies that are great for baking with kids.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars These bars showcase the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, with pops of caramel flavour in the base.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Bars

The add-ins for these no-bake everything but the kitchen sink bars are a delicious blend of salty and sweet!

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

Like a cross between a cookie and a muffin, these chocolate chip cookies cups are filled with a delightful surprise of salted caramel in the middle. You can use store bought sauce or make my homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe.

Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Cookie Cups

These raspberry chocolate brownie cups have a crisp outside and a soft crumb on the inside with a burst surprise of raspberry filling!

Dark Chocolate, Almond and Hazelnut Florentines with a Caramelized White Chocolate Drizzle

These delectable Florentine cookies contain a mix of almonds, hazelnuts, raisins and candied peel that is mixed with a brown sugar caramel. After baking until crisp, they are then coated on one side with melted semi-sweet chocolate and drizzled with caramelized white chocolate.

Double Chocolate, Raspberry and Macadamia Nut Brownies

This variation of my Quick and Easy One Bowl Brownie includes the addition of chocolate chips, raspberries, and chopped macadamia nuts for an easy, decadent dessert.

Breads

Soft, Pillowy Naan Bread

Soft Pillowy Naan Bread A soft, pillowy Indian flatbread that has amazing flavour and is easy to make! From the Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook.  

Beginner Sourdough Bread

Beginner Sourdough Bread Flavourful, crusty sourdough bread, for the novice sourdough baker.

Easy No-Knead Artisan Bread

Easy No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread This bread requires just minutes of work but looks and tastes like it came from a bakery!

Restaurant Style Pizza

Restaurant Style Pizza This pizza has an amazing texture and great taste. The best homemade pizza I’ve ever had!

Easy Burger Buns

This easy burger bun recipe takes very little work to make and are absolutely delicious! Top them with sesame seeds or keep them plain!

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

This white sourdough pain de mie sandwich bread has amazing texture and a slightly sour tang. The addition of honey and butter give this bread a wonderfully complex flavour.

Amazing Sourdough Focaccia

This sourdough focaccia bread is amazingly soft and flavourful! It takes just about the same amount of time as making a good focaccia with commercial yeast but tastes much better!

One Hour No-Knead Homemade Pizza

This tasty no-knead homemade pizza and no-cook sauce recipe can be made in one hour from start to finish! There will be extra sauce, which will keep in the fridge for one week to make a second batch of pizza!

Jalapeno-Cheddar Sourdough Bread

This recipe jalapeno cheddar is filled with a pleasing combination of cheddar cheese and enough jalapeno peppers to be able to taste them but not make the bread spicy.

Amazing Focaccia Made with Yeast

For those of you that want to make amazing homemade Focaccia bread with yeast instead sourdough. This focaccia has great flavour and an airy, sponge-like crumb!

Cinnamon Babka Loaf

Get ready for the amazing aroma that will fill your kitchen when you bake this cinnamon flavoured Babka loaf!

The Softest Pull Apart Bread Rolls

I tinkered with an already delicious recipe for Bread Rolls and came up with a recipe for the softest most pillowy bread rolls I’ve ever had! This recipe uses a method of cooking a small portion of the flour in some of the milk, which along with a couple of eggs, makes for a soft and velvety textured roll. 

Chocolate Babka Loaf

This delicious twisted chocolate babka bread is filled with a rich chocolate filling and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Steamed Buns with Chapali Kebab Filling

Inspired by Japanese week of the 2020 Great British Bake Off, this twist on the Japanese Nikuman bun contains a beef filling that is inspired by the richly spiced Pakistani Chapali Kebab.

Cruffins Recipe

Cruffins are a delicious cross between a croissant and a muffin and are so much easier to make than the traditional croissant! They are delicious sliced in half and spread with some jam.

Quick Breads

Raspberry-Lime Scones

These rich and flaky scones combine raspberry and lime flavours for a special breakfast or tea time treat.

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins My favourite quick and easy blueberry muffin recipe. These are a wonderful breakfast treat!

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones These rich and flaky blueberry scones are a perfect way to make breakfast special. You can prepare them the night before and bake in the morning.

Easy Flour Tortillas

Easy Flour Tortillas Have delicious tender flour tortillas on the table in one hour from start to finish!

Pumpkins Scones with a Spiced Cream Cheese Glaze

Featuring pumpkin and a mix of pumpkin pie spices, and a spice cream cheese glaze, these scones celebrate flavours.

Soda Bread with Caramelized Onions, Gruyere and Thyme

Caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese and chopped fresh time add another dimension to this soda bread recipe which was adapted from America’s Test Kitchen.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I tinkered around with this recipe until I achieved pumpkin spice muffins that have a wonderfully fluffy texture and bake up with nice domed tops.

Other Desserts

Blueberry Dutch Baby

This impressive breakfast dish is a celebration of blueberries and takes only 5 minutes of work! A 10-inch oven-proof skillet is needed for this recipe.

Lemon Meringue Frosting

Lemon Meringue Frosting This whipped lemony meringue frosting is a great topper for cakes or cupcakes.

Quick Chocolate Frosting

A quick and tasty chocolate frosting that is perfect to top brownies or easy chocolate cake.

Stabilized Whipped Cream

Stabilized Whipped Cream This stabilized whipped cream is perfect for piping and will hold its shape for hours. This recipe make 2 cups.

Macarons Filled with Lemon Curd

French Macarons Filled with Lemon Curd These macarons are filled with lemon curd and a lemon-vanilla buttercream for the perfect balance for sweet and tart. Based on Beth’s Foolproof French Macaron Recipe. I recommend using superfine ground almonds for this recipe. The lemon curd needs a bit of time to set, so either prepare it...

French Crêpes

French Crêpes French crêpes are easy to make and the sky is the limit when topping your crêpes! Have fun experimenting with different flavour combinations! If you are going to do savoury crêpes, leave out the vanilla and rum.

Chocolate Filled Brioche Buns

These brioche buns are rich, buttery and flaky and filled with just the right amount of dark chocolate. Serve them warm for a luscious, oozing centre!

Baklava

This baklava recipe has two layers of mixed chopped nuts and spices layered in between butter-soaked sheets of phyllo pastry. After cooking the baklava is drizzled with a delicious spiced syrup.

Other Recipes

Sourdough Discard Crackers

These crackers are an easy way to use your sourdough discard. The dough takes seconds to put together and doesn’t require any kneading. The mix of herbs and sourdough tang make these crackers pop!