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Scrumptious Chocolate Lava Cake | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chocolate Lava Cake (Molten Chocolate Cake)

Chocolate Lava Cake is a deliciously decadent dessert that seems complicated but is really easy to make at home. This recipe makes the fancy restaurant-quality dessert with the lava flowing from a rich ganache center instead of undercooked cake. The results are a rich and gooey chocolate center enrobed in a moist and airy cake. With Valentine’s Day […]

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Cho Kho Mung Bean Pudding Cake

Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho)

Silky mung bean pudding allowed to set into a soft cake becomes a simple but tasty sweet treat. Mung Bean Pudding (Che Kho) is a popular Lunar New Year’s snack enjoyed casually as finger food. Small dishes of the hearty pudding are made in advance and served to visiting family and friends bringing well-wishes and gifts during this festive […]

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Easy-to-Make Sweet Treat: Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam)

Candied Orange Peels are confections that are a tantalizing combination of sweet and bitter. Orange peels definitely have a bite but when combined with a sugar syrup, the pairing works amazingly well. It’s a decadent sweet treat that is all-natural with just 2 ingredients: fresh oranges and sugar. Did you know orange peels have lots of vitamins and minerals like calcium, […]

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A Popular Vietnamese Sweet Treat: Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong)

Deliciously starchy cassava (yuca or manioc) is combined with creamy coconut milk and fragrant mung bean to make this scrumptious sweet treat. My recipe makes a simple batter that when baked yields a golden cake that is moist, slightly chewy and just sweet enough. Cut the cake into small pieces and enjoy as finger-food. It makes a perfect little snack or a […]

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Chocolate Flan Cake--Sweet, Rich and Decadent, it's a slice of heaven! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chocolate Flan Cake

This luscious Chocolate Flan Cake is a truly unique dessert–the first is a hybrid of silky flan and creamy cheesecake.  The second layer is a rich and dense chocolate cake, almost like a brownie.  The combination of the two layers with the caramel sauce on top is a cake that is decadent, creamy and every sugar addict’s dream.  With the […]

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Made with ripe plantains, this cake is a popular Vietnamese dessert!

Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap)

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing my Mom’s simple and delicious recipe for Steamed Banana Cake.  If you don’t already know, my Mom is the amazing person who taught me everything I know about cooking.  As a child, I spent countless hours with her being her sous chef.  It was in the kitchen that my love for cooking and developing recipes started.  To […]

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A popular duo--sticky rice with mung bean. This popular snack cake is a cinch to make!

Sticky Rice Cakes with Star Anise (Xoi Vi)

Sticky rice and mung bean are the dynamic duo in Viet cooking.  These two ingredients are commonly used to make a variety of sweet and savory dishes.  (Check out the other sticky rice and mung bean recipes I’ve shared below.)  This recipe falls into the Dessert category although it’s just slightly sweet.  The recipe is super easy and […]

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Puffy, Golden Perfection--these Hollow Donuts are such a treat!

Hollow Donuts (Banh Tieu)

I simply adored these donuts, but because they’re deep-fried, I don’t make them very often.   So when I allow myself to indulge and make them at home, (usually for the holidays) they’re a special treat.  There’s really nothing fancy or exotic about these donuts–no crazy toppings or colorful fillings.  The recipe is simple–the slightly sweet dough is dipped in white sesame seeds […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream isn't so plain when it's served in a Pandan Waffle Bowl and the topped with rich chocolate sauce. Yummy!!

Ice Cream (Kem/Kem Trai Cay) – Vanilla and Assorted Fruit Ice Creams

Warning!  Making homemade ice cream is really easy and a lot of fun.  If you end up making the best ice cream, over-indulging and then can’t fit into your skinny jeans, please don’t blame me, LOL!  Honestly, I’ve been there.  After I bought my ice cream maker and started experimenting with different types of milks, creams and […]

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They are bite-sized so you can have more than one! These little sweet cakes are as fun to make as they are to eat. Check out the easy recipe.

Steamed Rice Cakes/Cow Cakes/Steamed Honeycomb Cakes (Banh Bo Hap)

Growing up my sister always called these “Cow Cakes” because “Bánh” in Vietnamese means “Cake” and “Bò” means “Cow”.  My Mom would laugh and explain to her that “Bò” also means “to crawl”.  That’s what the batter does when it’s steamed–it “crawls” upward rising into a puffy cake.  My sister’s nickname for this cake stuck in our […]

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