The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.


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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.

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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.

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Vanilla Bean Coconut Cake

Finals were a thing all last week for me, so what better way to end it with a vanilla bean coconut cake?

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Is it not the most heavenly thing you’ve ever seen?

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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.

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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.

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Cinnamon Crumb Cake (Picture Tutorial!)

Guess what?! Another fall recipe!

Today I made a crumb cake! Crumb cake is also sometimes known as coffee cake. There are multiple variations of this cake, but because we’re getting into the fall season, I went for a cinnamon crumb cake.

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A crumb cake is basically a moist cake with a crumble on top and in the center of the cake. The crumble that I used is made with a mixture of two kinds of sugar, cold butter, pecans, and walnuts. You can’t go wrong with those ingredients. 😉

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Chocolate Ganache

It’s time I show you how to make chocolate ganache! Chocolate ganache is one of my absolute favorites. This is partly because of how easy it is to make and partly because it’s delicious.

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You only need a couple of ingredients. Chocolate, heavy cream, and optionally vanilla extract. That’s it.

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Halloween Sugar Cookies

Happy Halloween everyone! I don’t know about you, but Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays ever. Not just because of all the candy, but also because of the fun and festive desserts that I can make. I love making Halloween everything- cupcakes, rice krispy treats, cookies, and SO much more.

I’ll admit that I wanted to do so much more for Halloween this year, but unfortunately between school and family visiting, I didn’t have enough time to do that. But, I did manage to make these adorable sugar cookies!

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Coconut Macaroons

If there’s something you should know about me, it’s that I love anything with coconut. So the obvious dessert I should make were macaroons.

Macaroons are delicious mounds of sweetened coconut, condensed milk, and egg whites. Completely different from macarons, which are yummy French delights.

I have been wanting to make macaroons for a while now. I got my chance when I found myself with leftover egg whites from a recipe that I used that only needed the yolks.

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