The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 14 year old baker…..


Leave a comment

Molten Lava Cakes (Gluten & Refined Sugar Free) {Picture Tutorial}

Valentine’s Day is here and you can’t spend the day without making these wonderfully chocolatey lava cakes.

IMG_1359

Molten lava cakes have been a favorite dessert of mine ever since I was little. I clearly remember the first time I ate one; I was on vacation in Whistler (a beautiful town in British Colombia), with my family and the four of us had to share one little lava cake. I remember the hot chocolate oozing out with vanilla ice cream melting into the warm cake, my nine year old self wondering how in the world did they get the center of the cake all melty and yummy.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

50th Chocolate Coffee Birthday Cake

Adding to the list of desserts I made during Thanksgiving week, I made this 50th birthday cake for my mom’s cousin. My whole wheat chocolate coffee cake is a favorite among my family, so I made this along with delicious milk chocolate frosting as the filling.

IMG_0245

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies are really popular this time of year. There are sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, gingerbread men, and so many more holiday cookies. I wanted to try something a bit different using two of my favorite ingredients in cookies- oatmeal and brown sugar!

IMG_0610

I’m sure there are many recipes out there for brown sugar oatmeal cookies, but it’s usually not the first thing you think of when holiday desserts come up. Well, let me tell you that it should be cause these cookies are absolutely amazing. 

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Peppermint Marshmallows

What’s soft, fluffy, festive, and basically the best thing ever?? Peppermint marshmallows of course! 

IMG_0626

Homemade marshmallows are officially my favorite thing in the world. They taste so much better than regular store bought marshmallows and they have none of those nasty chemicals and preservatives either.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Batman Cake

Thanksgiving break happens to fall around the same time as my dad and my little brother’s birthdays. My brother’s birthday came first which meant I had to somehow find the time to make a cake for him.

IMG_0321-Edit

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Custard Fruit Tart

Last week was Thanksgiving which meant lots and lots of baking. During the course of three days I made multiple desserts including two birthday cakes, a whole lot of cookies, and this absolutely delicious fruit tart.

IMG_0193

This fruit tart was sort of a last minute dessert. I knew I wanted to make some kind of tart for our Thanksgiving meal, and I just happened to spot these berries at the grocery store so I went with it. Although strawberries aren’t the most seasonally appropriate fruit, the tart was definitely a hit! (Also doesn’t it just look so pretty?!)

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls (Refined Sugar Free)

Fall is here which means my kitchen smells like cinnamon 24/7. Why? Well apart from my cinnamon crumb cakes and gingersnaps, my favorite cinnamon rolls are being made! I love love love cinnamon rolls (as I’ve said in numerous blog posts) and last weekend I made them again (no surprise there) but a bit differently.

IMG_3021

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Vanilla Chiffon Cake w/ Cream & Strawberries

Here’s a cake with a big fancy name- Vanilla Chiffon cake with homemade vanilla whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

IMG_2469

Yes, it is as good as it sounds. Maybe even better.

Chiffon cake has been on my baking bucket list for as long as I can remember. Now there are many types of chiffon cake. Chocolate chiffon, orange chiffon, lemon chiffon, the possibilities are endless. I opted to make a vanilla chiffon cake.

Continue reading