Traditional Chimney Cake

I come from Slovakia and no matter how many countries produce this beautiful sweet treat, Traditional Chimney Cake originates in Skalica – a small town near the Czech borders in the North-West of Slovakia. I am talking about the real … Continued

Juicy Apple Pie with Pecan Streusel

I think I don’t need to introduce this scrumptious American classic: lightly sweetened pastry dough, filled with lots of caramelized apples – Juicy Apple Pie with Pecan Streusel. My boyfriend’s birthday classic is Dutch Appeltaart with Crème Anglaise. However, sometimes … Continued

Pecan and Quince Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My new addition to The Birthday Tarts is Pecan and Quince Cheesecake. I was gifted with a beautiful homemade jar of quince compote. The second I saw it, I knew I needed to create something that will make it a … Continued

Easy Vanilla Cookie Slice

This slice has a significant importance to me. I prepared it during the first Christmas Season when I met my boyfriend. It is incredibly easy slice to make, basically made of 2 layers of puff-pastry dough, 2 layers of cookies, … Continued

Chocolate Love Tart with Cranberries and Truffles

I think today is the day for a real chocolate treat. Few layers of a humble chocolate cake, filled with chocolate Mascarpone filling, not to exclude my homemade cranberry marmalade. All this beauty is topped up with more melted chocolate, … Continued

Smooth Ricotta Pancakes with Red Berries and Homemade Peanut Butter

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. I know many people do not like this commercial holiday, but I do. It doesn’t have to relate to a romantic love only. Love is the most important thing in my life, and that’s why … Continued

Fudgy Coffee Cake Slice

In this very recipe I wanted to connect 2 of the things my boyfriend likes so much – coffee and caramel. Easy Coffee Cake Sponge has been inspired by my favourite Australian Chef Donna Hay, topped up with a scrumptious … Continued

Snowy Coconut Cake

Firstly, I wanted to mention that this cake feels like one of my oldest recipes. However, I see that it has been added only in 2013. Wow, the time really flies. This Snowy Coconut Cake is a perfect treat for … Continued

Nutty Chocolate Loaf

Nutty Chocolate Loaf is one of my old family recipes that I am very attached to. It is an old-fashioned royal cake from Austria-Hungarian era. In fact, the grandmother of my grandpa used to make it for him, for his … Continued