Mocha Cake with Coffee-Glazed Almonds

Take a bite out of this mocha cake!

welcome to the coffee extravaganza: this kahlua-spiked mocha cake is held together with coffee-scented buttercream and sprinkled with coffee-glazed almonds.  it’s the holidays, i’m officially off until dec 26th (yeehaw). i’m definitely a broken stand mixer at this point, but: i’m ready to hibernate under a blanket, with breaks to let friends into the house […]

NYC in January

Surprisingly, the Brooklyn Bridge is nice and toasty if you go on a blustery morning when you're in NYC in January. #brooklynbridge #brooklyn #bridges #architecture

recently returned from a trip to nyc in january! it was cheapppp ($250 roundtrip tickets from california, and a 3 night stay at a hotel in tribeca was $450 when it’s normally $350+/night in the summer) because of how cold it was (you better bet i brought my ski gloves to combat the 27f weather), […]

Alton Brown’s Pancakes

Alton Brown's pancakes are super fluffy with a hint of tang, thanks to the buttermilk. #altonbrown #pancakes #breakfast #brunch

this post for alton brown’s pancakes was originally posted in march 2016! the pictures have been updated. if someone’s going to be making breakfast at home, it’s usually my dad. weekend mornings consist of omelettes (usually with cheddar cheese, sometimes with smatterings of other things in the house- leftover caramelized onions, basil, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, […]

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Why yes, I'll take that bite (heck, the whole cake) of tiramisu layer cake. #tiramisu #cake #chocolatecake #dessert #coffee

this tiramisu layer cake pairs tender chocolate cake with creamy mascarpone buttercream and rum-espresso soak for a dessert that screams tiramisu (: i’ve learned a lot throughout college. if you’re stuck coding, cry it out, and then you’ll breakthrough. (sometimes). patience, you’ll meet your tribe soon. (such a blogging mindset). if the rent is cheap, […]