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Creamy German Cheesecake with Strawberries

Der cremigste Käsekuchen mit Erdbeeren

Creamy German Cheesecake with strawberries, that’s what you will get today. You may ask what German cheesecake is compared to American cheesecake? The main differences are that you use quark or curd cheese instead of only cream cheese and you have a pie crust to keep it all together and not your typical cookie crust. Do you want to give this cheesecake a try? The version you see below is the creamiest of them all. You can eat it plain or serve it, as I did, with a strwaberry topping. If you rather try some other, this is more traditional cream cheesecake with blueberries a no refined sugar, this one with apples and caramel, this one is the traditional Japanese, or a no-bake with limes.Der cremigste Käsekuchen mit Erdbeeren Continue Reading…

Delicious Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Schoko-Erdbeer-Torte

Update 2019: New photos and improved recipes

Happy Easter everybody! I feel it is time for a decadent strawberry chocolate cake, don’t you think? And this one is so good. It has a chocolate cake as base, with a generous cream cheese and whipping cream filling with chunks of chocolate mixed in, lots of fresh strawberries and some more cocoa thrown in, just for good measure. If you are into chocolate (who isn’t?) and if you like fresh strawberries the same way I do, this one is for you. I already published the recipe two years ago and have baked it several times since then. After some additional tweaks I felt I had to republish the recipe since it always, always receives raving reviews and was in desperate need of some fresh photos.

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Uruguay’s Version of a Peach Layer Cake (postre chajá)

Uruguays Version einer Pfirsichtorte (postre chajá)

It’s time for a peach layer cake, one from my country of origin Uruguay. This cake was actually invented in my home town Paysandú. Postre chajá is a peach layer cake that is named after a bird called chajá (in English it is called southern screamer, the Spanish tries to imitate the loud screams it produces). Below you see a picture of this bird. Why the cake got this name and why it is extremely delicious, I will explain in this blog entry.

The bird called chajá as is common in Uruguay

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Berries or Farewell to Summer

Beeren-Schokotorte

I believe it is time to say goodbye to summer. At least here in the north of Germany you can tell, the nights are getting chilly and the days are definitely getting shorter. For that reason I decided to celebrate the change of season with a chocolate layer cake with lots of berries. Mind you, the strawberries are not imported, but actually from Germany. But regardless of what type of berries you have at hand, I am sure you will love this cake. Just make sure you find some tart berries and you will be good to go. The sweetness of the chocolate combines nicely with the brries, believe me.

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Mojito Slush for a late Summer Evening

mojito slush

I am a huge fan of Mojitos! I know, I guess I am kind of boring, but I just love the taste of mint in a cocktail, it is perfect for a lazy summer evening. For that reason I decided to present another cocktail here. I already introduced you to the Strawberry Mojito a while ago, but today it is time for Mojito Slush. Normally a slush is prepared with crushed ice, but I was simply too lazy and went for the regular ice cubes. Because, you know, why not?

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Blueberry Sponge Roll

blueberry sponge roll

Guys, this blueberry sponge roll is my new summer favorite. Really. Hamburg has decided to participate in summer this year. Whereas last year summer was on a Tuesday, we have had very nice and sunny weather since May, that’s already three months and it doesn’t look like it is going to change soon. So finally I also got into the “It’s too hot, I don’t want to turn on the oven” mode. I decided I needed something light and fluffy. With fruits preferably. Simple, yet elegant.

blueberry sponge rollAnd decided to stick to something I love and which has served me well in the past: sponge roll. Sponge roll with an ultra creamy, yet refreshing filling. So I decided blueberries would serve me well. Yes, you have to turn on the oven, but it is for a mere ten minutes and this cake really doesn’t take that much time to prepare anyway. Trust me. Continue Reading…

Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Yeah, I know, there are so many blueberry muffin recipes out there. I know. But this is my favorite and it is so simple. Please bear with me and make a dozen, or two. Because they are full of this blueberry goodness, and they just make you happy. I promise.

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Super Cute Peach Cookies

peach cookies that look like peaches

It is time for cookies again! These are such perfect summer cookies, look at these super cute peach cookies, don’t they just look real? They are perfect for any hot summer day. Light and refreshing and just too cute to look at. They do require a little bit of time, but I can assure you, you won’t regret it, one bite and you will be sold.  peach cookies that look like peaches

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Lavender Cupcakes

Lavendel-Cupcakes

Happy to present lavender cupcakes today. It has been way too long that I presented cupcakes. During these one and a half years I have only shown you guys three recipes, that’s crazy, three only! And since lavender has been on my bucket list forever, I decided to give it a shot this time. Lavender either in a cake or in a cupcake, that was my idea. So I used a basic vanilla cupcake recipe and added some lavender to it. Replaced some of the sugar with honey and added blueberries to the buttercream. May I present to you a summer symphony of lavender, honey, vanilla, and blueberries?

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