Category Archives: Dessert

Apple Pie Layer Cake- My Growing Obsession with CHRISTINA TOSI

Momofuku Milkbar Recipe

Momofuku Milkbar Recipe-
Made with Barely Brown Butter Cake, Liquid Cheesecake, Apple Pie Filling, Pie Crumb, Pie Crumb Frosting, and Apple Cider Soak.

Ever since I cashed in on my Discover card points and bought this cook book on Amazon… my outlook on dessert has never been the same. Christina Tosi is the artist+queen of these creations- and they truly are creations. The cook book is an interesting read as well as an instructive. Thanks to this book I now have two 6 inch cake rings, a quarter sheet, and acetate sheets  (all of which were not carried anywhere in a 20 mile vicinity…like really?). I now know the importance of letting something set (and sit; not to be confused). Her crack butter sugar powerpuff girls concoction soaks itself perfectly into the body of the pastry or cake or pie and when you bite into it, it’s like your brain just created another brain and they mated and you now are able to experience a plethora of sensual tastes and smells that were previously impossible and quite frankly insane. A new era of your life has just begun.

In addition to this cake I have so far made these items:

  • Birthday Layer Cake
  • Crack Pie
  • Carrot Layer Cake
  • Brownie Pie
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Blueberry and Cream Cookies
  • Volcanoes
  • Bagel Bombs

Wow. I have been so involved in eating these goods I have not blogged/taken photos of them. Oops.


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recipe: meyer lemon pound cake


Although, I found a few mistakes with this blog post.  The sour cream wasn’t mentioned in the steps (so I omitted it) and the buttermilk was also skipped in directions. The original blog post from Martha Stewart did include the directions for the buttermilk, and did not include the sour cream.

It is very good ! I found that 50 min at 350 F was good for baking the inside but burned the outside slightly. Be sure to use foil on the outside when you start seeing it getting too golden (probably around 20-30 min). 

Madey Edlin


Good morning, Friends!

First off I have a good excuse for not posting: I am back in school full time. And seeing as I am an ex-homeschooled high schooler, it has taken me quite a while to get in the swing of things. Actually I need to stop talking because I am late to class.

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As graduation nears I find myself feeling a tumult of emotions:

  • Elation- Finally I will have a summer free of classes, free in the truest sense. FREE! My current denial of grad school also has given me a peace of mind I have never known before.
  • Weariness- Knowing I must find a job of some sort. Knowing that the search will be long and hard and imagining the amount of positive thinking and effort I will need to put in will be enormous.
  • Hope- That I am finally going to be an adult. Not just a kid pretending to be an adult whose parents’ still pay for everything, but an adult who will finally be able to be proud of her possessions and accomplishments because she did them all by herself (well, with a little help, just a little).
  • Sadness- That I will be leaving my friends. My best friends that I have made over these 4 amazing years. My roommates are amazing and I know that I won’t have times like these again! These will be the years that we will always miss. We might move away and be unable to see one another for years! It will be very strange.
My good friend, KB, graduated a semester early. At the time, I didn’t even realize all these emotions would be running through me as my graduation approached. To me it was just a bummer that my friend was leaving before us (“You better come back for Little 5! PROMISE?!”) Now I feel her pain/joy. AND it was her birthday AND it was Christmas. WHAT A CLUSTERF***. So to celebrate her birthday/graduation/the holidays I made her these cupcakes. I have been too busy this semester and my cooking buddy, Kristy, also graduated early, so it’s tough to cook yourself and take the pictures. Chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! I hope she enjoyed them!



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Black Bottom Banoffee Pie

This pie was interesting, but difficult to make. Instagram photo sesh.

Hand grinding cardamom for the pie. I mixed sugar into it to help grind. Strong spice, use sparingly.

Hand ground pretzels for crust.

98% dark was too dark, it made the pie very bitter. Try milk chocolate.

What a hot mess. Couldn't make it with condensed milk. I'm officially terrible at making caramel! This is a bag of melted caramels with a little cream. Too chewy.

White chocolate for the whipped topping. Delicious, but much too heavy for the cream. Also I had to buy a replacement whisk, terrible.

Finished product. Will not make it again. 😦

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Puppy Chow

I visited the University of Missouri-Columbia last weekend, although after this week I’ve had it seems like a faded memory from a different life. Anyways, a sweet memory from the trip: making Puppy Chow. 




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Upside-Down Toffee Apple Brownies

I made this around Halloween, but being a full-time college student has kept me from posting this until now. Totally L-A-Z-Y, didn’t cook anything note worthy in November (plus my partner in cooking crime, Kristy, is missing). This will do for a November post!

The name is misleading, this dessert is more bread than brownie. It required a lot of flour, so be aware when making it. If I were to make it again I would use more apple on the bottom of the pan, plus there has got to be more creative ways to slice ’em!

How to Approach Dessert featuring My Roommate Alex


Peruse recipe in pre-baking ecstasy.





Toffee Apple Topping

  • generous 1/3 c light brown sugar
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 apple, cored, sliced

Brownies (Cake)

  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 2 apples, peeled, grated
  • 3/4 c chopped hazelnuts


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 in square cake pan.


MELT butter and sugar in a small pan, pour into cake pan




BEAT butter and sugar until pale/fluffy. Beat in eggs. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spice in seperate bowl and fold into mixture. Stir in apples and nuts.


PUT DA BUNS IN THA OVEN. For 35-40 min.









FLIP A B****








This recipe is from Blissful Brownies by Love Food.

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