I love cooking cakes…it makes me extremely happy. If I could make a cake for everyone’s Birthday I would…but not everyone is ready for my decorating skills.
I get this warm fussy feeling when baking, everything seems perfect. I also tend to love everything and everyone. I’m filled with happy thoughts and my mouth literally waters throughout the whole process.
Confession I have a box of chocolate in my room. Every night I will indulge on a piece of Chocolate and it’s just a reminder that the day was all worth it.
Cake Décor Fail
I wanted to design the unicorn cake, and when attempting the flowers I failed miserably. I definitely need culinary school for this or work on it harder. Since the unicorn cake failed, I made it into a flower cake.
Don’t worry if it doesn’t come out pretty…try to fix it and make the best out of it. And if you fail on plan A try plan B. If both failed then it was meant to be eaten at home…hopefully the cake wasn’t made for someone special because regardless of the design this cake taste amazing. The frosting is delicious and the inside of the cake taste even better super moist, soft, fluffy, bursting with chocolate, and easy to make.
Good Coffee Please
I brewed fresh Starbucks Coffee and trust me you want to add good tasting coffee. I’ve tried some instant coffees and it makes a huge difference. I personally cannot drink some coffee brands. My sister argues with me every morning and says “Erica it’s coffee theirs no difference they all taste the same” while trying to convince me to drink her brand. The only way I will drink her coffee is if I run out of mine and I’m desperate which happens rarely.
I’ve tried many Chocolate Cake recipes and by far this is my favorite. Quick and easy to make and it taste like it was baked from the best bakery. Super moist and the secret is the sour cream. Cutting into the first slice will be highly enjoyable due to the softness glorious feeling of the cake.
Once you try this recipe you’ll give up trying to find the perfect chocolate cake or maybe not. Either way it tastes sinfully delicious. Enjoy 🙂
I had broccoli for days. I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat it all by myself and decided to make Curry Broccoli Soup for the first time.
Vacation mode equals relaxed mode. Since I had a whole day to play…let me just confess not a good thing for a procrastinator like me. And instead of creating the best recipe because I wasn’t on a time clock I did the absolute opposite. Which resulted one of the best choices for this particular dish.
I get more creative on my recipes when I don’t put to much thought and stress.
Curry Broccoli Soup For Days
Literally I made about two litters of soup. And to my surprised I’m glad I did. Now I can eat a cup of soup on a lazy, relaxed, or not in the mood too cook kind of day. Not only was it a tasty, I figured out all the possibilities with this recipe.
I sautéed sausage, turkey patties and poured some of the soup as sauce with a tablespoon of Fresh Parsley…I love Parsley. And it was the perfect meal after finishing up an interesting book that I’m currently binging on.
Can you possibly imagine what you can do with this soup…I can.
The Story behind the Curry Powder
My fascination with Indian, Mediterranean Cuisine beyond are beyond indescribable.
One of my favorite Mexican dishes is Mole which is prepared in thick sauce and even though the flavors are not similar the texture and the amount of spices that go into these dishes are probably where my addiction comes from.
Many years ago I tried this homemade Mole at a party that I fell in love with, and since then I haven’t found a similar or close enough recipe. I’ve tried different restaurants and I find them unpleasantly flavorless…Reason why I stopped ordering Chicken Mole in any restaurant.
Back to my Curry Dish…just a little insight of why I love cooking with spices. Secretly I’m trying to find the best sauces for all my dishes.
When Nothing Else Matters
It must be my fascination with food that brings comfort at the start of my mornings and ending of my day.
I usually prefer a table and silverware when eating. But on this particular day off I was sitting in my car after listening to an unpleasant conversation at a bookstore. I pulled out my spoon and bowl of soup took the first bite and forgot all the negative feelings that were stirred inside at that very moment.
With a smile I recalled the best part of the day and all the reason to be grateful.
Simple and Basic
Looking for comfort food then look no more. Sure the list of spices is long but if you like extra spices and spicy food. Then this is the dish for you. Then again I’m literally basic with a unique sense of taste buds. Enjoy 😉
By Erica’s Coffee_Foodievlog
Packaged and freshly made Chocolate Chip Cookies for my cousin. If you ask me theirs no better way to show your love by sending a box of cookies.
Cookies For Your Loved Ones
I love visiting LA, specially when I get to see my cousin. On this particular visit I left missing her more than ever. I sincerely feel like she’s more than a cousin. I feel a deep connection, we can talk for hours about important topics or unimportant. We eat the same food, shop, and care for others.
She made me feel extra special with her humble nature…and wanted to show her how much meaning she brings to my life.
So I send her a box of cookies via Fed Ex.
And yes I could have send her a special arrangement from a well known gift shop…but in my opinion taking the time and space to create something for your loved ones, makes it extra special.
Cookie Dancing is Therapy
Theirs something definitely sexy and exciting when cooking with chocolate. It literally makes me feel warm and happy. Besides the fact that throughout the whole process I was literally drooling, and I couldn’t wait to ship them off to her and make her day…since it made my day.
Oh and let me be clear which song motivated the baking at 2:00 am in the morning…song by Church Eric, “Like A Wrecking Ball.” One of my favorite song tracks. If I want to cook, wake up, feel motivated, or run a little faster at the gym then this is the track. One of my favorite rituals.
Not Just Any Cookie
Incase your wondering, I did make extra cookies for my boys. And since my brother lives with me I’ve adopted him as my son and he has become my personal food critic. I’ve shared all my recipes through his approval.
Soft moist, rich in chocolate, nutty, and dense all in one bite. It will literally leave you wanting more. And the secret is all in the butter, and don’t forget to melt just a tiny bit. When mixed with the sugar it makes the batter extra creamy, smooth, and fluffy. Enjoy 😉
By Erica’s Coffee_Foodievlog
Thank you Adrian for Being an Amazing Human Being
This dish was made specially for my brother. He made a request since last year and since it takes a little longer than most recipes it took me a while to decide to make.
I woke up at 2:00 am to start the recipe, the process to prepare is long but totally worth making. Specially if it’s for the people that you love.
Lasagna for breakfast was a success without a single denial.. I thought to myself “Wow in order to make them eat without a complaining it has to be loaded Carbs and Cheese…” I don’t blame them pasta was always one of my favorite dishes.
Lasagna is a must
That afternoon my son was out of school needing a ride home, and asked if there was any leftovers. And when I said “Yes” he replied “Yes! It was really good and I didn’t get a chance to eat that much because of school.”
Talk about a boost to my confidence. 🙂 As the day came about when I got home my brother received me with a huge smile and a hug. He also confessed that when he was in class he couldn’t concentrate, he had already tasted Lasagna for breakfast and was obsessing over it during class.
My son asked me if I could make more, and told him their one piece left. He said “No, that piece is for Nadia she called, and said to leave her a piece.” Like any other mother I told him too eat the last piece, and to ease his guilt I told him Nadia had already eaten. My sister had already tried the Lasagna and since she is a mom she would completely understand my selfish decision.
Without hesitating he took the last piece.
More Lasagna Pleaaaase
To my surprise the debate wasn’t over, making more Lasagna was in demand. As my brother comes towards me begging me to make another dish. He offered to help buy the ingredients and prepare the dish.
I replied with a soon and like always he asked me, “When tomorrow?” 😉
Take Your Time
If you love to cook this recipe wont be a challenge. I usually add more ingredients, and was struggling with myself when making it, because of the lack of ingredients. But I told myself I needed to work with what I had and make this happen for my brother.
Grab all the ingredients before hand. I prepared the meat, and the sauce at the same time. After ten minutes of browning the meat and putting the sauce together. Combine both and let them cook for 20 minutes. Trying to save you some time. 😉
The Lasagna didn’t fit into the dish, but I made is work. Cut the edges if you must no one will notice.
Once all the ingredients are put together the baking part will be a piece of cake. One hour and Twenty minutes which gives you time to rest, meditate, or plan the rest of the day.
If You Cant Pay Them Feed Them
I sincerely cannot phantom how to repay my brother, for the help I’ve received from him this year. And I know a dish wouldn’t come close to repaying him.
One day I truly hope he’s able to understand the love, and respect I have for all his support.
By Erica’s Coffee_Foodievlog
Cooking Flourless Cakes has been one of the most exciting recipes I’ve mastered at the beginning of this year. I have to admit that it’s been a nice way to start the year.
Not only do I continue to love the process of change. I look forward to creating new recipes without the guilt of eating to much sugar or loads of carbs.
Change is Good
Change is good especially when my kids are learning how to make better choices in their eating habits. I love to make it fun and tempting. And no one can resist the smell of baked goods first thing in the morning.
It’s becoming an easy process and my family is starting to take a drastic change towards making better choices in their eating habits.
The sweetness on this chocolaty cake is very low, but it doesn’t take away the dense, moist, crispy on the outside, and the actual feeling of indulging chocolaty bread.
Chocolate Makes Everything Better
I was literally drooling while mixing the batter and couldn’t wait to take the first bite. Just mixing the Chocolate Ganache made me feel happy.
There’s no possible way you can go wrong while making this recipe. It will become part of your recipe collection, and you’ll want to make it over and over again.
Guilt free for those that are obsessed with healthy eating and no sugar crash.
Why Wait Just Do it
Easy to make and definitely easy to indulge. Happy and satisfied guaranteed.
I know my family was. ;).