Chocolate Christmas Cake with Cranberry Swiss Butter Cream

As explained in my first Christmas post I made this gift for the gift exchange game we play with my relatives every year for Christmas. My cake ended up with this lovely family! And I am so excited about sharing this recipe. I’ve been working on the plans for this cake for quite a while now and I think it turned out really well! I got … Continue reading Chocolate Christmas Cake with Cranberry Swiss Butter Cream

First Signs of Christmas – mini pecan coffee cakes, apple tartlets and espresso shortbread

Every year my extended family on my dad’s side gets together to celebrate Christmas. This year we celebrated early because one family is going to Australia this winter. They couldn’t make, they were sick. We had wonderful desserts, courtesy of me, and my grandma. I brought apple hand pies, espresso shortbread and mini pecan coffee cakes. Every year we play a game of white elephant … Continue reading First Signs of Christmas – mini pecan coffee cakes, apple tartlets and espresso shortbread