How to Make a Moist Cake


     Hello there. I am continuing my Tips & Tricks articles. I really hope that these articles are helping you become a better baker or at least they help you understand what's happening in your oven :) In this article, I will be talking about how to make a moist cake. I think we have all been there before. Spending hours on finding a perfect recipe, following it, and in result, we got a dry cake. For our luck, there are some tips that will help us get a delicious and moist cake every time.


No Bake Banana Dessert


     Although I love baking, during these hot summer days I rather prepare a simple no-bake dessert. It's hot enough already, I don't think I need the oven to make my kitchen hotter. I know that bananas are not summer fruits, but I was craving for something sweet with bananas, so here you have it. A super easy, no-bake banana dessert.




How to cut a cake?


     Cutting a cake might seem like such an easy thing to do. Until you manage to fail right in front of your in-laws or other special guests. How can you fail by cutting a cake, you might ask. It's simple: the knife can stick to your cake (or frosting, or cream) causing it to tear apart. And you will be left with a slice of crumbs. I have made this mistake many times until I learned how to cut a cake properly.


Strawberry Milkshake


   
     Hello, my dear friends. Summer is already here, and I feel like celebrating. I simply love summer: I love the hot weather, the beautiful sunshine and of course, I love summer`s delicious fruits! So today I have prepared for you a very easy Strawberry Milkshake recipe with only 3 ingredients. It's a very refreshing drink, perfect for these hot and long summer days.


How to Make Perfect Muffins

     
     If you follow my blog (and if not, you really should hit the subscribe button!) you definitely noticed that I have a "thing" for muffins. I just love them! I love baking them, experience with them, and of course eating them! What I love most about muffins is that you can have them whenever you want: for breakfast, brunch, dinner, on a road trip or they can even be a great snack for kids at school. I want to share with you a couple of tips on how to make perfect muffins. I am no expert, but baking as much as I do, I have learned some things over the years. Once you know how to make a basic muffin, you can make anything you want with them!


Pomegranate Muffins




   Today I am sharing with you my pomegranate muffins recipe. I have to admit that this vitamin-rich fruit is my new favorite fruit. I love its sweet-sour taste and for the last couple of days, I have been eating it like a crazy person. Pomegranate is my newest obsession, so I thought I could bake something delicious with it.




Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

   

     I know we still have a couple of weeks until Mothers Day, but I always like to buy ahead any gift I have to buy. I just hate having to run through stores or spend hours online searching for the perfect gift in the last moment. Mothers Day is such an important day! We should be grateful and appreciate our mother every day through the year (which I hope everyone is doing) but on Mothers Day, we tend to get a little more sentimental. We feel to celebrate more our mothers and make this day all about them. Although there is no gift big enough to truly show our love and appreciation, that doesn't mean we can't spoil them a little on their special day, right? :)


What is a Leavening Agent

   

   If you like to spend some time in the kitchen, you definitely heard of leavening agents. Leavening is what makes cakes (cookies, bread) to rise, resulting in that chewy texture that we all love. There are multiple types of leavening agents, and they are used for different types of baked goods. In this article, I want to introduce you to all the types of leavening agents and also explain how each of then works.


Gluten Free Waffles


   These gluten free waffles can be your perfect breakfast. In the same time, they can be your perfect snack or brunch. They can be whatever you want them to be. I recently found out that a member of my family is gluten intolerant so you will be seeing more gluten free recipes from me. For those who don't have a problem with gluten, these waffles can also be made with white flour, without changing the taste. I know, because I've tried!


16 Kitchen Tools Every Baker Needs



   There has been baking in my family and in my house for as long as I can remember. All my family and friends think that I have so much baking/kitchen tools that I have enough for another 3 or 4 kitchens. When I look around my kitchen, sometimes all I can see, are the tools that I don't have. That's because nowadays, the market is so full of tools trying to make our baking experience more easier. While some of these tools were made only for our comfort, and to make our lives easier, some of them are crucial to baking something. 


Best Pineapple Cheesecake

     Today I am going to share with you the best pineapple cheesecake I ever made/tasted. This is truly something everyone should try. This is a very easy homemade cake recipe, especially because it's no bake. If you are not a big fan of pineapple, you can easily replace it with any fruit you want. I love trying multiple versions of one recipe until I find the perfect one. That's why I have another Pineapple Cheesecake recipe. But let me tell you, this one is way more delicious! 


Baking Conversion Charts


   I have loved baking and eating cookies and cakes since I've known myself. This is thanks to my mother, who is an excellent cooker and baker, and she always allowed me to help her out in the kitchen. Back in the days, all we had was my mom's and granny's recipe notebooks. Everything was simple because we know the measurement every recipe had, and there was no need for something like a Baking Conversion Chart. 
   Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there are plenty of recipes out there. And at the same time, there are many different measurements available for the ingredients. If you read the "About Me" corner, you know that I am from Europe, Romania; to be more precise, Transilvania (the land of Dracula 😊). I baked all my life measuring my ingredients using milliliters and grams.