Orange Curd Cheesecake Coffee Crumb Cake

Easy decadence meets springtime in this Orange Curd Cheesecake Coffee Crumb Cake. Indulgent with a tangy twist, this dessert features a feather-light coffee cake and a creamy cheesecake layer topped with bright notes of citrus and softly-spiced brown sugar crumbs.

I posted a Wanted ad in my imagination last week: “Zesty candidate with a tangy twist needed. Looking for dessert with serious seasonal a-peel. The crummier, the better. Lemons need not apply.”

I waited. And I waited. Then one day, this cake suddenly showed up on my oven-step with all the lusty luster of the Old Spice Guy–I took … Read more

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting is much easier to make than it looks! Featuring a springy, spiced pumpkin cake filled with sweet cream cheese frosting, it’s the perfect dessert to impress during any season.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it is absolutely acceptable to make pumpkin desserts in March.

You will not descend into Dante’s Sixth Circle of Hell.

You will not be smitten (smited? smote?) by the wrath of fifteen angry pagan gods.

You will not have to go to jail without passing GO and collecting $200.

What you will do is … Read more

Golden Butter Rum Cake (with a Jonathan Gold Seal of Approval)

This luxurious boozy dessert deserves its claim to fame! Awarded “Best Tasting” by acclaimed food critic Jonathan Gold in 2014, my favorite Golden Butter Rum Cake recipe features a decadent yellow cake soaked in a slightly sweet, rum-infused syrup that will leave you (and your guests) clamoring for second servings.

I’ve got a rummy little treat for you today! I first made this Golden Butter Rum Cake in 2014 for UCLA’s annual Edible Book Festival, a literary celebration where bookworms like me get to bake their nerdiness into all sorts of crazy edible concoctions…and where I also had the Read more

30-Minute Flourless Chocolate Cake for One

This flourless chocolate cake is rich, fudgy, and perfectly served with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. It takes just 30 minutes from start to finish and serves one hungry chocoholic–ideal for a cozy evening spent indoors or as a cute single-serving date night dessert.

No flour on the grocery store shelves, no hapless friends or coworkers on whom I can foist, unlimited time to bake at home. What’s a girl to do during COVID-19 quarantine?

I’ll tell you what she’s to do. She’s going to make this unbelievably rich, fudgy 30-Minute Flourless Chocolate Cake for One, shove … Read more

Social Distancing “Coronavirus Cupcakes”

‘Riddikulus!’ he shouted, and they had a split second’s view of Snape in his lacy dress before Neville let out a great ‘Ha!’ of laughter, and the Boggart exploded, burst into a thousand tiny wisps of smoke, and was gone.” -Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban

In Harry Potter lore, Boggarts are amorphous magical creatures who can change shape at will and materialize into your greatest fear incarnate; the only way to defeat them is through laughter. J.K. Rowling always knew that the best way to find light in a potentially scary situation was to make light of … Read more

4-Ingredient Chocolate Japanese Cheesecake

Hey guys, check out this insanely fluffy awesome 4-ingredient Chocolate Japanese Cheesecake I just made!

Ohhhhhh yeah, I could watch this on repeat all day. Anybody else?

In my last post, I shared how to make this vegetarian-friendly Japanese Tofu Katsu Curry since (surprisingly) I found real veggie options tough to come by during our two-week trip. But let’s be honest: it didn’t really matter because I spent most of my time stuffing my face with adorable sweets and fluffy Japanese cheesecakes like this one instead!

The first cheesecake that I tried in Japan actually came from a rest stop … Read more

6 Spooky Halloween Cupcake Ideas

There’s nothing more fun than brewing up a spell in October. Bake some ghoulish delights this witching season with these 6 spooky Halloween cupcake ideas!

I don’t bake pretty things. When I first started Wallflour Girl in 2011, I was the queen of droopy frosting, uneven cakes, and splat-on-your-plate meals that looked like they’d be severely shaken inside a Mcdonald’s Happy Meal box by an overexcited toddler. Eight years later, not much has changed–although I’ve gotten slightly better in the presentation department, most days I’d rather channel my energy into discovering the best new recipes out there than spend an … Read more

Marble Cupcakes with Swirled Chocolate-Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate or vanilla? These Marble Cupcakes with Swirled Chocolate-Vanilla Frosting are perfect for those days when you just can’t decide! My favorite part: they’re just as fast and easy to make as a single batter & frosting cupcake recipe. 

Let’s get one thing straight, folks: Decision-making as an adult is hard. Sure, growing up everyone would warn you about the dangers of sex and drugs and dropping out of school–and these are valid concerns (though as someone who spent 23 years in formal education, I still find it amusing that nobody ever warned me about the dangers of staying in … Read more

Easy Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

There’s something infinitely reassuring about being able to make a great dessert armed with nothing except a single bowl, a whisk, and a slightly voracious emotional appetite. Last month, I made these Easy Mini Oreo Cheesecakes three times, fueled in part by some BIG changes that have been happening. And then I realized that I’ve been AWOL for nearly three months, so scroll on down for more on those big life updates (and this unacceptably late recipe)!

About three months ago, I started a brand new job at another major film studio! It’s still in digital marketing (though now for … Read more

Boozy Chocolate Bourbon Cake

This boozy chocolate bourbon cake features my favorite easy vegan chocolate cake recipe and a bourbon glaze that is sure to blow your guests’ minds. The perfect way to sneak a little bit of “pep” into an office potluck or afternoon dessert break!

Does anybody else’s friends suspect them of alcoholic tendencies just because they keep a pile of bourbon, rum liqueur, and vodka stashed in their pantry at all times?

For someone who rarely drinks alcohol, I have a weird obsession with booze-soaked desserts. Growing up, we always had a bottle of Kahlua sitting on the cupboard shelf–but … Read more