Desserts Archives - Spiced

Caramel Chai Tiramisu

This Caramel Chai Tiramisu is a fun twist on a classic Italian dessert!

This Caramel Chai Tiramisu is a fun twist on a classic Italian dessert!I was talking with one of my friends the other day about favorite desserts.  He was making a solid argument for cookies.  More specifically, his favorite was a chewy chocolate peanut butter cup cookie.  They’re delicious, easy to make and can be eaten with one hand.  Ok, I had a hard time arguing with that logic.  Any dessert that can be eaten with one hand deserves bonus points.  And I admit that chocolate and peanut butter is indeed a delicious combination.Continue Reading »

Maple Bourbon Ice Cream

Raise a bowl of this Maple Bourbon Ice Cream and toast to warm summer evenings spent with friends.  Cheers!

Raise a bowl of this Maple Bourbon Ice Cream and toast the warm summer evenings spent with friends.  Cheers!I didn’t know much about scotch (or bourbon or whiskey either) until my wife and I took a trip to Scotland a few years back.  It was an amazing trip, and we visited a different distillery every day.  There’s literally dozens of distilleries all over the country, so it’s quite easy to stop by a bunch of different ones.  But here’s the thing–we didn’t realize we actually liked scotch until our trip.  I recognize that scotch is one of those liquors that people either love or hate.  But several months before our trip, we decided that we should at least try to like scotch.  We sipped on a little glass now and then, and wouldn’t you know it but we started acquiring a taste for it.  Just in time for our vacation!Continue Reading »

Black Forest Brownie Pie

I’ve partnered with SocialStars and Folgers® to share this tasty Black Forest Brownie Pie.  (This pie is actually really good cold!) #MyIcedCafe

This Black Forest Brownie Pie features a chocolate crust filled with a decadent chocolate and cherry brownie filling!Before I met my wife, I’d never really eaten sour cherries.  I don’t recall ever seeing sour cherries in our fridge when I was a kid, and they just weren’t really on my radar.  (I did eat my share of cherry flavored candy…but that’s not quite the same.)  But now I love fresh sour cherries!  Whenever cherries show up in the market each year, I always grab a ton of them.  Truthfully, I do find them a bit of a pain to eat due to the pit…but I’ll gladly put up with that mild inconvenience since they taste so amazing.Continue Reading »

Blackberry Cake

Packed with one of the classic flavors of summer, a slice of this Fresh Blackberry Cake is the perfect treat for the end of a hot day!

Packed with one of the classic flavors of summer, a slice of this Fresh Blackberry Cake is the perfect treat for the end of a hot day!I love all kinds of berries.  Raspberries, blueberries, snozzberries (Willy Wonka fans unite!).  You name the berry, chances are I’ll like it.  But blackberries?  Well, blackberries hold a special place in my heart.  I grew up picking wild blackberries along the dirt road that ran down one side of my grandparent’s property in rural South Carolina.  I picked baskets upon baskets of blackberries, and I probably ate at least one berry for every one that landed in the basket.  (Do the math…that’s a heck of a lot of berries!)Continue Reading »