When homemade honey grahams meet the unexpected but delectable flavor of rosehips, delicious things happen.
Freelancer Moriah VanVleet is the voice behind butter, sugar, flowers, a blog she started in 2011 to showcase her original (and often unusual) dessert recipes. Her creations have since been mentioned by the New York Times Diner’s Journal, the Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, Today.com and more. She enjoys living and working in the East Bay.
Brown sugar soy sauce cake
A crisp caramelized bottom and butterscotchy orange-slice topping is perfectly complemented by a splash of robust soy sauce for this yummy cake.
Moriah VanVleet immediately thought of new dessert recipes when she first tasted absinthe. She was even more inspired when she learned about its most historical cocktail, the sazerac.
Sweet sesame matzah bars
Fragrant with nutty flavor, sweet, crisp sesame matzah bars offer the moist richness of almond paste and the tart tang of fresh orange peel.
Lemony fennel cupcakes
Lemony fennel cupcakes offer a burst of citrus and a touch of fragrant herb: aromatic, light and airy, their essence is as refreshing as it is satisfying.
Pea and peppermint cake
This original green pea and peppermint leaf cake is deliciously fresh with a flavor that hints of the coming spring.
Egg nog cream pie for a scrumptious season
Custardy and crisp at once, egg nog cream pie with a spicy gingersnap crust is easy to make and scrumptious to eat.
Sunroot spice cake
Autumn invites the making of spice cakes: this one uses sunchokes for something different but delicious.
Floral nasturtium cookies
Nasturtiums go beyond being pretty flowers. They also make subtly peppery, sweet and buttery cookies.
Tomato spice cake
Juicy, tangy and sweet, seasonal tomatoes make it obvious that they’re fruits and not vegetables. Why not create a sweet treat from them?
Cinnamon peach sandwich cakes
Delicate and decadent at once, cinnamon peach sandwich cookies are soft, spicy and succulent: the best of a cake and a cookie at once.
Leftover lemonade summer cake
Lemonade is a quintessential summertime drink so of course Moriah VanVleet felt compelled to turn it into a refreshing summer dessert.