weekend cake

It is not a bad way at all to end the week with a cake…XO

it’s a celebration!

itsacelebrationIt’s celebration time at xo-inmyroom!
Last week, a year since we started this blog, after more than 100 post, and the good friends we’ve made…we had a good reason to celebrate. Was Pablo’s birthday too, and this yummy cake, all in pink (thank you, Yolanda!) was for Olivia’s. Already 18 and such a beauty!

And not to forget: spring is here! XO

some whishes for 2013…

2013 wishesWe have been away for a while, but we’re back! With new ideas, new energy, new projects. XO

(from: “There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.” Coco Chanel)
bundt cake: tea time alicia

blackberry tart

I get really excited when I see berries growing on the side of the road. This means another season is coming by as the summer comes to a close. Blackberries are such a nutritious fruit. This recipe is a delicious way to incorporate them into a healthy dessert, so you can have them often. The natural sweetness of this fruit tart allows you to enjoy a tasty dessert without added sugar…Is there anything better than a day out in the sun picking up berries!?

Delicious! XO

angel food cake

Angel Food cake, or Angel cake, is a type of sponge cake originally from North America. It is named because of its airy lightness that was said to be the “food of the angels.”

What a beautiful name….

It’s mainly made with egg whites and no fat, a great solution when you want a dessert but don’t want something rich that will weigh you down. On the other hand, it also makes a great base for all sorts of custards, sauces and icings, as well as fruit compotes. But with this name…of course, it had to be white, so we did this one with coconut.

orange + coconut + chocolate

One of the good things of having a friend who loves baking is that when she has to test out new recipes I am always the first to taste the results. This was really a superb one: she made it for Pablo’s 11th birthday. She asked my son which were his favourite ingredients and this is how orange+coconut+chocolate cake was born!

Before blowing out the candles, we took this picture for the blog.

mini fruit cakes

I can’t wait for summer to come this year, so I suggested my friend (a professional baker) from
tea time alicia  to bake this mini fruit cakes to make us dream of sunny days and hot weather.
They look and taste wonderful, I promise to publish the recipe in a next post!