Category Archives: Dessert

Tiramisu © 2018 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Tiramisu

It has taken me five years to get around to sharing this recipe.  I’ve made it every one of those past years, but for one reason or another, I just never shared it.  Maybe I was in a food coma. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Rum Mousse

When I was a little girl, my Grandma used to make “chocolate moose”.  Her chocolate “moose” consisted of Cool Whip and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. To a 6 year old, this was the epitome of rich, decadent desserts. Chemically processed sugars … Continue reading

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Pound Cake

INGREDIENTS 16oz (1lb) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 16oz (1lb) cake flour 16oz (1lb) sugar 9 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + 1 TBS butter and a little flour for pan DIRECTIONS Preheat … Continue reading

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Frozen Lemon Custard (repost)

This is a repost of a recipe I shared in my very first post (!), back in June 2010. I recently took a new photo, so I thought I’d share the recipe again.  It’s a delicious, relatively easy dessert — perfect for … Continue reading

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Peach Shortcake

During our “mini-honeymoon”, T and I ate at our favourite local restaurant Josephine’s. For dessert we had the most delicious homemade peach shortcake. Even though I’ve always prefered (or so I thought) strawberry shortcake, those peaches brought back a flood of … Continue reading

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Spinach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

OK. I know, you’re already freaked out. “Spinach cake? She’s lost her mind.” Hold on, let your nausea subside, and trust me. The black bean chocolate cake didn’t turn out so bad did it? And I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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King Cake

In the summer of 2008 I visited New Orleans for the first time. Though it was the end of May/early June and hot as hell, I fell in love immediately. For the next 6 months I actually contemplated moving. (But in … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Cheesecake

As the daughter of a sweet potato farmer, I have always found sweet potato treats (pie, muffins, bread) far superior to their more common counterpart, pumpkin. This cheesecake is no different. In my opinion, sweet potatoes have a earthier, richer flavour… and that … Continue reading

Black Bean Chocolate Cake © 2010 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Yep, that’s right. Chocolate cake made with black beans… from a can! And not a grain of flour to be seen! I first discovered this recipe about 5 years ago and made it for for my then boyfriend (now husband’s) birthday. It was … Continue reading

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Raspberry Gelato

A few weeks ago a co-worker hosted a little Sunday afternoon pot luck/cook-out. I wanted to make something different and try out one of the many recipes I’ve been hoarding. The original recipe was for raspberry gelato. However, since the … Continue reading