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Around The World In Eighty Bakes

We love baking and we love traveling, so for 80 straight weeks weโ€™re picking a random country to bake a traditional dessert. Join us on our adventure!

Tulumbe

Tulumbe

Albania ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Similar to a French choux pastry, these light pastries are soaked in simple syrup overnight, and are dangerously easy to makeโ€”and to eat!

Lamingtons

Lamingtons

Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

These vanilla cake squares are filled with orange marmalade, covered in chocolate, then rolled in desiccated coconut.

Sachertorte

Sachertorte

Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

A classic chocolate cake invented in Vienna by chef Franz Sacher in 1832, the sachertorte is dense and best served cold.

Pakhlava

Pakhlava

Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

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Waffles

Waffles

Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

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Sweet Potato Pone

Sweet Potato Pone

Belize ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ

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Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro

Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

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Banfora Welshcakes

Banfora Welshcakes

Burkina Faso ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ

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Pouding Choumer

Pouding Chomeur

Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Translating to “unemployed man’s pudding,” Canada’s pouding choumer is a maple syrup lover’s dream and perfect for a fall or winter evening.

Leche Nevada

Leche Nevada

Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts

China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

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Peanut Butter Mousse

Peanut Butter Mousse

Congo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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Drommekage

Drรธmmekage

Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

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Kringle

Kringle

Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

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Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

This classic English confection consists of a shortcut pastry shell beneath a layer of raspberry jam, almond frangipane, and almond icing.

Lolo Buns

Lolo Buns

Fiji ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ

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Macarons

Macarons

France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

This classic French macaron features a delicate, crisp and smooth meringue shell, filled with a light pistachio buttercream.

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

This classic German chocolate cake is densely packed with kirsch-soaked cherries and layered with slightly sweetened whipped cream.

Japonesa

Japonesa

Gibraltar ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

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Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

These light milk powder doughnuts are fried low and slow then soaked in rose cardamom syrup until they become deliciously sweet.

Nan-e Berenji

Nan-e Berenji

Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท

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Egg Tarts

Gizzada

Jamaica ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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Yakgwa

Yakgwa

Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

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Klingeris

Klingeris

Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป

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Orange Cardamom Cake

Orange Cardamom Cake

Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

This light and moist orange cardamom cake is perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea, dessert, or a midnight snack.

Banket

Banket

Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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Pavlova

Pavlova

New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

A light and fluffy marshmallow surrounded by a crunchy outer shell not only looks amazing but tastes as delicious.

Alfajores

Alfajores

Paraguay ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ

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Papanasi Prajiti

Papanasi Prajiti

Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

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Medovik

Medovik

Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

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Millionaire Shortbread

Millionaire Shortbread

Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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Princess Cake

Princess Cake

Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Princess cake is a traditional Swedish layer cake consisting of cake, custard, raspberry jam, and whipped cream, topped with green marzipan.

Gotthelftorte

Gotthelftorte

Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

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Orejitas

Orejitas

Panama ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Made with homemade rough puff pastry, these “little ears” are buttery, mildly sweet, and extremely easy to make.

Thai Iced Tea Ice Cream

Thai Iced Tea Ice Cream

Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

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Kalaallit Kaagiat

Kalaallit Kaagiat

Greenland ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

This slightly sweet bread is made with enriched dough and raisins and is very traditional in Greenland.

Kaber Ellouz

Kaber Ellouz

Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ

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Baklava

Baklava

Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

This rich, sweet, and. sticky pastry are small pillows of phyllo filled with chopped walnuts and cinnamon sugars, covered with simple syrup.

Bienmesabe

Bienmesabe

Venezuelaย ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช

This sweet cake is layered with syrup drizzled sponge and coconut custard and topped with a deliciously sweet meringue.

Candy Cakes

Candy Cakes

Zimbabwe ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ

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Jalebi

Jalebi

Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

These small funnel cake-esque treats are fried to a crisp then soaked in a lemon and cardamom simply syrup making them sweet and delicious.

Chocotorta

Chocotorta

Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท

This classic Argentinian dessert is traditionally made with packaged chocolinas and coffee, but our recipe includes homemade cookies and brewed cacao.

Sweet Tamales

Sweet Tamales

Nicaragua ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

This traditional South American steamed corn dish takes a sweet turn with fillings like dulce de leche and pecans or strawberries and cream!

Sweet Tamales

Hamantaschen

Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

These classic Purim cookies are filled with poppy seed (or other) jams and shaped into mini hats before being baked until golden brown.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

A classic Italian dessert, our version of tiramisu is a modern take which features brewed cacao instead of coffee and triple sec instead of rum.

Pastelitos

Pastelitos

Cuba ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ

This traditional Cuban dessert is made with homemade puff pastry, sweet and thick guava paste, and tangy cream cheese for the perfect bite.

Mustikkapiirakka

Mustikkapiirakka

Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Perfect for a summer day, this Finnish blueberry pie is more like a cross between a pie, a tart, and a cheesecake and is traditionally made with bilberries, native to Europe.

Daifuku Mochi

Daifuku Mochi

Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Consisting of a mochi stuffed with sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans, daifuku mochi is a popular Japanese sweet.

Bizcocho Dominicano

Bizcocho Dominicano

Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด

This classic Dominican cake is lightly flavored with lime zest, filled with homemade pineapple jam, and topped with Italian meringue.

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Sierra Leone ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

These fried doughnuts are popular throughout Africa and made especially delicious with a cinnamon sugar finish.

Ma'amoul

Ma'amoul

Saudi Arabia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

These classic date-stuffed cookies are spiced with almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and more!

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

This simple sponge cake is soaked with three kinds of milk overnight and topped with a lightly sweetened whipped cream.

Snuฬรฐur

Snรบรฐur

Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ

These otherwise classic cinnamon rolls are completely covered in either a chocolate-coffee frosting or a buttery toffee frosting.

Nutmeg Ice Cream

Nutmeg Ice Cream

Grenada ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

This super simple, no churn ice cream gives you a real taste of Grenada’s most popular spice: nutmeg!

Rice Pudding

Mongolia

Mongolia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ

This simple rice pudding recipes makes use of the most popular grain in Mongolia as well as a super simple homemade sweetened condensed milk.

Om Ali

Egypt

Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

This popular Egyptian bread pudding dessert is made with puff pastry rather than day old bread.

Khajoor

Afghanistan

Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ

Made with slightly leavened dough and caramelized sugar, this delectable Afghan dessert is unmistakably unique yet refreshingly familiar.

Maasa

Mali

Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

These dense, gluten-free pancakes are easy to whip up and served best with a heavy dusting of powdered sugar and your favorite jam.

Wuzetka

Wuzetka

Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Invented in Warsaw, this chocolate cake is soaked with orange juice and Gran Marnier, filled with loads of whipped cream, and topped with ganache.

Flan

Flan

Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

This classic caramel flan is extremely easy to make, decadently rich, yet not overly sweet.

Kleicha

Kleicha

Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ

The national pastry of Iraq, this date-stuffed cardamom cookie can be found on every kitchen table during religious holidays.

Povitica

Povitica

Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท

This brioche-esque nut roll is filled with walnuts and chocolate and is swirled around a loaf tin to create a beautiful slice.

Znoud El Sit

Znoud El Sit

Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท

Znoud el sit are crispy, syrup-soaked phyllo treats filled with rose-and-orange cream.

Appelkuch

ร„ppelkuch

Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, this dainty apple cake is simple yet flavorfully tangy thanks to the granny smith apples.

Espumillas

Espumillas

Ecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ

The national dessert of Ecuador, espumillas are traditionally flavored with guava and topped with berry sauce and sprinkles.

Babka

Babka

Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

This classic Eastern European dessert is filled with chocolatey fudge, rolled, twisted, and topped with a delicious chocolate streusel.

Churros

Churros

Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

This classic treat is fried to perfection then rolled in cinnamon sugar and perfect for sharing with family and friends!

Mkhabez

Mkhabez

Algeria ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

These glazed almond marzipan cookies are flavored with almond extract as well as orange zest, orange juice, and lemon juice.

Portokalopita

Greece

Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

This cakes traditional Mediterranean ingredients and adds a unique, flourless spin which leaves the cake more like a phyllo bread pudding.

Hertzoggies

South Africa

South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

These South African cookie cups are filled with apricot jam and topped with a light, fluffy, and crispy coconut meringue.

Hertzoggies

Nigeria

Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

These simple cookies are made with just three ingredients are vegan and completely gluten free.

Luqaimat

UAE

UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

These light and airy honey-vanilla-syrup-soaked doughnuts can be topped with powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, cinnamon sugar, or chopped pistachios.

Coconut Ice Cream

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

This super simple no churn ice cream is filled with toasted and sweetened coconut flakes.

Polvorosas

Polvorosas

ย Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น

Simple, delicate, and super cinnamony, polvorosas come together in less than 30 minutes and will be an instant favorite!

Skolebrรธd

Skolebrรธd

Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

Often packed in school lunches and sold at bake sales, these buns are flavored with cinnamon (and/or cardamom), filled with vanilla custard, and topped with sweet icing and coconut.

Bibingka

Bibingka

Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

This sweet coconut and pineapple cake is made using sweet rice flour giving it a distinctly east Asian flare.

Kolaches

Kolaches

Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

These traditional sweet, brioche-like rolls are filled with homemade prune jam, apricot preserves, and sweetened cream cheese.

Christmas Custard

Christmas Custard

Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด

More firm than traditional custard, this spiced natilla is creamy, crunchy, chewy, and perfect for a fall or winter treat!

Picarones

Picarones

Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช

These fried doughnuts are made using pumpkin and sweet potato and spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and anise see and are perfect for the fall.

Esterhรกzy Torte

Esterhรกzy Torte

Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

This classic Central European dessert consists of layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and kirsch buttercream.

Chocolate cupackes with caramel buttercream
Chocolate cupackes with caramel buttercream
Chocolate cupackes with caramel buttercream

Our Story

Hi. I'm Jill, and this is my story. I grew up in Loudoun County, Virginia where my husband and I raised six boys in Leesburg. We drove them from sporting events in Purcellville to band concerts in Ashburn and just about everything in between. Through all of the chaos, baking was always my happy place. I have a huge sweet tooth, and years of practice feeding six hungry boys (and an equally hungry husband) means I know my way around the kitchen.

I started baking and decorating cakes when I was just 10 years old in my mom's kitchen in Sterling. I still have a passion for custom decorated cakes, and I've also added cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies to my recipe box. I'm always experimenting with new recipes and have recently become fond of scones and all the different flavor combinations you can create with something so simple.

If you're looking for a centerpiece for a birthday party, graduation, company party, or wedding (or a late-night sweet), give us a call, and we'll bake you some yummy treats for all occasions.