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Simple Apricot Sheet Cake

Today you will get a simple apricot sheet cake. Because I love apricots and because I needed a simple cake, one you can eat with your hands and you may take to a picnic. For that reason I took pictures outside, I wanted to feel the fresh summer air. I guarantee, this cake is going to disappear faster than you can look. We happily ate it. As it is only the two of us, I made a slightly smaller version, but you can use a regular baking sheet. For 13 more apricot recipes, check this blog post.

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My 14 Favorite Recipes with Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines

Are you as excited as I am about apricots, peaches, and nectarines? When I was on holiday in Spain, there was such a variety available and usually a Euro per kilo. Obviously I bought and bought and baked and baked. Yes, finally peach season is also happening in Germany even though a kilo costs much more than one Euro. Below you will find 14 recipes, which I all enjoy and have made numerous times. I hope you find something you like.

#1 The famous cake from my home city Paysandú in Uruguay named postre chajá

#2 Apricot tart

Aprikosen-Tarte oder Tarte Tatin aux abricots

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Dog Birthday Cake for Hazel’s Third Birthday

Yes, I made a birthday cake for our dog Hazel. I made it during our holiday in Spain at my parents-in-law. So today you will get a dog cake, not a regular one. It does not contain sugar or flour, but it does have dairy products since Hazel loves all of them and she can digest them easily. I do hope we have many more years to come with our dog Hazel!

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Isla Flotante – A Fluffy Meringue Cake with Caramel

If you are in the mood for a fluffy and airy dessert, this is for you. This is meringue made in a waterbath and there is a reason it is called isla flotante or “floating island”. It is so airy, it is only floating. It is perfect for anyone who can’t eat gluten as it does not contain any flour. As stated, you will prepare a meringue and bake it in a waterbath. The top is caramelized. You may serve it just like that or you can serve it with the custard called Sabayon. I also caramelized some strawberries since I like some fresh component. Even if you serve it with all these extras, you will only need five ingredients in total: eggs, sugar, vanilla, alcohol and strawberries. May I interest you in this dessert?

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Mango Swiss Roll

Today you will get a Swiss roll again. It is one of my favorite cakes, so I have a lot on my blog. However, since the last one is about a year ago, I finally thought it would be OK to introduce one again. The previous one was a strawberry Swiss roll, but this time it is with mango. The batter contains oil and milk and thus probably does not count as a traditional sponge. However, it is more elastic that way and is also easy to make for beginners.

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Simple Strawberry Cake

This simple strawberry cake is perfect for any summer gathering, it is easy to transport and has this vibrant color and also taste to it. You may wish to take it to a picnic . It is packed with 500 grams of fresh strawberries and zest from two lemons. I sprinkled it with sliced almonds, but that is optional. Just grab a piece, enjoy the sun and take a bite, yum. This is one of these cakes you are going to bake over, and over again. Tip: if you carry it with the parchment paper still below, it is super easy to lift out and cut, so delicious for any gathering…

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My Fifteen Favorite Recipes with Strawberries

Is there anybody on this earth who doesn’t like strawberries? At least in some kind of form? I decided to give you my fifteen favorite recipes with strawberries. You will find cake, pie, macarons, breakfast, even a cocktail, because strawberries are so versatile. Finally, you will also find locally grown strawberries here in Germany, so I figured this is the right time for a round-up. Which one is your favorite recipe with strawberries?

#1 Strawberry tiramisu with no raw egg or alcohol

#2 Moist strawberry chocolate cake

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Finnish Strawberry Cake “mansikkakakku” and Why I am Celebrating

Today I decided to open strawberry season, I am celebrating with this delicious Finnish strawberry cake called “mansikkakakku” (which literally translates as strawberry cake). The cake consists of fluffy sponge cake, whipping cream and lots of strawberries, I tell you, even though it is only the two of us, we managed to eat this cake within a few days, we loved it. This is the cake version of the strawberry sponge cake. Reason for this decadent cake is simple, I am celebrating. I am celebrating to date exactly six years ago I had a horrible bike accident including brain bleeding, but I didn’t get any permanent damage from it. If you would like to learn more, check out this blog article. To me this is like celebrating another birthday, it only took a few seconds, but my life could have been completely different.

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Tarantella de Manzana, or Argentinian Bread Pudding with Apples

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Yay, today I am present a recipe from Argentina, an apple cake slash bread pudding, which is prepared similarly to “flan“.  I was fortunate enough to make this cake named “tarantella de manzana” with tart apples, the variety Südtiroler Apfel g.g.A. When the package arrived with Braeburn apples, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. But let’s get back to this dessert from Argentina. Legend has it that this cake is named after an Italian dance (tarantella) as a) Italian immigrants supposedly invented this cake in Buenos Aires and b) this cake is a bit wiggly when you take it out of the oven. You either need to dance as you are so excited for being able to eat this delicious cake, or the wiggly movement actually is similar to the movement of the dance. If you are interested in further theories, check out this article in Spanish. Regardless of its origin, this cake is so popular, you will find it basically on every menue of any restaurant in Buenos Aires.

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Happy Easter with this Simple Cake in a Lamb Mold

Happy Easter! Today I am presenting a very simple cake, which we are going to make in a lamb mold. Yes, you may make this cake in a bundt cake form, but for Easter it needs to be more special. Mind you, if you make it in a bundt form, be sure to use a small one for about 900ml. What I like about this cake is the fact that it can easily be made in advance and also freezes beautifully. In Germany, it is common to drink Eierlikör (similar to eggnog) for Easter, so if you want and have some at hand, you may add a bit of it. Below I give ideas if you want your cake to be alcohol-free.
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