Crazy Chocolate Cake

Crazy Chocolate Cake

An icing sugar stencil and pretty pastel box turn this simple, no-fail chocolate cake recipe into an elegant hostess gift. Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk* 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup boiling water 1 tsp […]

Cream Puffs by Chef Paul Vocadlo of Bistro Dansk

Cream Puffs

Chef Paul Vocadlo, Bistro Dansk This divine wonder tastes just as good as it looks, thanks to a refined balance of fresh and rich flavours, with dense and light textures. Ingredients Puff Pastry Shell 2 cups water 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup eggs Custard 1 Tbsp vanilla 5 cups […]

Crème Caramel by Chef/owner Alan Shepard of Step'N Out

Crème Caramel

Chef/owner Alan Shepard, Step’N Out Crème caramel is a traditional French light baked custard. A caramel sauce is added to the moulds before filling with custard. While baking, the sauce infuses the custard with a caramel flavour and bathes the finished dessert in a rich golden sauce. Ingredients ­Custard 8 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 […]

Crime of passion cake

Crime of passion cake

Perfect for a murder mystery dinner or as a, perhaps cynical, Valentine’s Day dessert. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp cocoa 1/4 cup red food colouring 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp white vinegar 1 tsp […]

Croquembouche by Chef Patrick Shrupka of Amici


Chef Patrick Shrupka, Amici Chef Patrick uses a styrofoam cone as a structure for the tower and removes it before service. He suggests making profiterols the night before you build. Ingredients Choux Paste Profiterols 1 cup water Pinch salt 5 Tbsp butter 4 cups & 2 tsp sugar, divided 1 cup flour 4 eggs Pastry […]

Dark Chocolate Bounty Cake

Chef Eileen Manalo Caked With Love Co. Eileen Manalo has been baking chocolate-bar inspired treats out of her Corydon shop for the last four years. Sweet coconut custard mingles with bitter dark chocolate cake in her reconstructed version of a Bounty Bar. Egg-free cookie dough bites satisfy candy cravings with salty Skor pieces and sweet […]

Decadent Chocolate Present

Decadent Chocolate Present Dessert Sinsations & Design Barbara O’Hara Great for rehearsal parties, this creative cake has a filling of Oreo whipped cream. This recipe makes an 8″ round cake. To use an 8″ square pan you will need to double your recipe. For the bow you will need a number of 4″x1″ strips of […]

Decadent Fudge

Decadent Fudge

Tara Kaprowy, Ciao! Magazine These impressive desserts must be served chilled. You will need 21 small paper candy cups, which can be found at cake decorating and kitchen stores. Ingredients 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/3 cup whipping cream 1 tsp instant coffee 2 tsp vanilla 4 oz white chocolate, chopped Pinch cinnamon 21 coffee […]

Deconstructed, Frozen Key Lime Tart with Tequila Mint Syrup

Deconstructed, Frozen Key Lime Tart with Tequila Mint Syrup

This scallop is an ideal summer treat with its creamy-cool key lime filling and creative seaside presentation. Ingredients Tequila Lime Syrup 1 cup sugar 2 cups water 1 bunch fresh mint juice of 10 key limes 5 Tbsp tequila Pie Crust 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup crushed pretzels 1/4 cup sugar 6 Tbsp […]

Roxy’s Flapper Pie

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Roxy’s Flapper Pie Ingredients Vanilla custard 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup cornstarch 4 egg yolks 3 cups 2% milk 2 tsp vanilla Method 1. Combine sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and milk in saucepan and heat on medium until thick, stirring constantly. 2. Add vanilla. 3. Pour mixture into your favourite graham cracker pie crust. 4. […]

Dessert Burger by Chef Barbara O'Hara of Dessert Sinsations Cafe

Dessert Burger

Chef Barbara O’Hara, Dessert Sinsations Cafe This burger trio is a three-course meal all by itself—appetizer, entrée and dessert—all in the form of a burger. The veggie burger is straight off the Dessert Sinsations Cafe menu and is hugely popular. The mini-viet explodes with an Asian flair of peanut and soya. The dessert burger is […]

Dessert Fries and Dipping Sauce Trio by Chef Alexander Svenne, of Bistro 7 1/4

Dessert Fries, Dipping Sauce Trio

Chef Alexander Svenne, Bistro 7 1/4 The comforting taste of cinnamon brings warmth to these crispy dessert fries. Whether it’s rich chocolate and Kahlúa or the summery freshness of strawberry and mint, any one of these dipping sauces will impress your guests with a punch of flavour. Ingredients Dessert Fries 1 loaf of pound cake […]

Disco Sugarplums

Disco Sugarplums

A sugary confection of dried fruit and chopped nuts, the sugarplum is a holiday tradition that, much like disco, is ready for a come back. The next time visions of sugarplums dance in your head, put on ABBA’s Dancing Queen and let the party begin. Ingredients 1 cup pitted dates 1 cup dried apricots 1 […]

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cake-ology WInnipeg

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pam Kirkpatrick Cake-ology With crisp edges and a chewy center, this cookie holds up well to melty, creamy ice cream. Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 ¼ cups sugar 2 eggs ½ cup cocoa 2 ¼ cups flour ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 2 ½ cups chocolate chips Method 1. Cream together butter and […]


  Doughnuts Head Baker/Cloe Wiebe Bronuts These rich and pillowy doughnuts are versatile vehicles for any flavour combination. More topping recipes can be found at 4 Tbsp active dry yeast 12 1/2 cups flour 3 1/5 cups milk 5 eggs 1 1/3 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 cups […]

Dulce de Leche Blondies by Pastry chef Danilo Pamintuan, La Grotta Mediterranean Market

Dulce de Leche Blondies

Pastry chef Danilo Pamintuan, La Grotta Mediterranean Market Very fun and loaded with sugary sweet treats these soft, caramel streaked cookies are a great decorating project to take on with little ones. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking […]

Dulce de Leche Pecan Butter

What’s up Buttercup? Dulce de Leche Pecan Butter Winning bread deserves better butter. This sweet spread pairs beautifully with holiday bread, french toast and pancakes. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 Tbsp dulce de leche 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans METHOD 1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a […]

Eggnog Cookies

There’s nothing naughty about leaving Santa these pillowy soft and colourful wreath cookies. Fragrant flavours of nutmeg and vanilla go down as nice as a glass of eggnog. Ingredients Dough 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground nutmeg 2 sticks butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup eggnog […]

Fantaisie Aux Noix by Baker Jérôme Boulanger of Le Croissant

Fantaisie Aux Noix

Chef Dave Bergmann, Bergmann’s on Lombard This festive nut pie has a subtle sweetness that isn’t too rich for a midday holiday feast. The smokiness of roasted nuts adds depth to the chewy chocolate caramel filling. Ingredients Pie Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup margarine 3 Tbsp sugar 2 eggs Mixed Nuts 6 Tbsp […]

Festive Chocolate Cookies by David Corby and Kristin Fillingham of Something Sweet

Festive Chocolate Cookies

David Corby and Kristin Fillingham, Something Sweet A decadent cookie, these chocolatey morsels have even white chocolate-phobes indulging. Sweet-tart cranberries, good quality rich chocolate and crunchy pistachios prove a perfect, and not too sweet, combination.  Ingredients Cookies 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 […]