Desserts Archives - Spiced

Cinnamon Sugar Sopapillas

Dusted with cinnamon and sugar and served with honey, these Cinnamon Sugar Sopapillas are the perfect way to end a meal!

Dusted with cinnamon and sugar and served with honey, these Cinnamon Sugar Sopapillas are the perfect way to end a meal!Ah, doughnuts.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  Every culture seems to have some variant on this awesome dessert (or breakfast, depending on the day).  My love for doughnuts is well-documented in both this Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnuts post as well as my ode to the Glazed Apple Fritter.  In addition to these American classics, there’s also the French beignet (also famous in New Orleans!), the Italian zeppole, the Belgian Dutchie, the Polish paczki and the list goes on…  Ultimately, these delicious creations are all some form of fried dough.  Sure, the dough recipe varies slightly from culture to culture.  And some versions are filled while others are just dusted with sugar.  But, in the end, doughnuts are doughnuts…and they’re delicious!Continue Reading »

Italian Lemon Cookies (Anginetti)

These light and crumbly Italian Lemon Cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee!

These light and crumbly Italian Lemon Cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee!Until recently, I didn’t realize exactly how similar Texas and Italy are.  Italy has pasta, and Texas has….beef.  Italy has ancient buildings, and Texas has…wide open plains.  Ok, so maybe they don’t have that much in common.  This recipe for Italian Lemon Cookies would be much appreciated in Texas, though.  And why is that?  Well, because it makes a boatload of cookies…and we all know that everything in Texas is bigger, right?Continue Reading »

Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake features a rich, moist chocolate cake covered in a decadent peanut butter frosting.  Garnish with chopped peanut butter cups for a delicious dessert!

This Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake features a rich, moist chocolate cake covered in a decadent peanut butter frosting.  Garnish with chopped peanut butter cups for a delicious dessert!My wife and I have had our hands full lately.  We’ve been looking at new cars, and that’s just not an easy task.  We’re the kind of people who like to drive our cars 10+ years, so it’s a big decision to make.  We also like to do our research ahead of time (my wife is a scientist after all!).  Our counter is full of car brochures, and I’ve got a whole folder of bookmarks on my computer linking to various car review sites.  Continue Reading »

Classic French Napoleons

These Classic French Napoleons feature layers of flaky dough filled with silky vanilla pastry cream.  It’s a stunning (and surprisingly easy) dessert!

These Classic French Napoleons feature layers of flaky dough filled with silky vanilla pastry cream.  It's a stunning (and surprisingly easy) dessert!By now, I think you guys know that I love sports.  I’m not some crazy guy that watches sports like 18 hours a day, but I do enjoy catching a good football or basketball game on the weekends.  However, come summer, the sports lineup just isn’t very entertaining (I’m not a huge baseball fan).  Every few years, we get lucky enough to have the Olympics or the World Cup…but in general, summer is definitely the low point in the sports year.  That is, until the Tour de France.  Continue Reading »