Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share

When I laugh with my friends I called him Bill Cosby and by him I I mean “psycho boss”.

You know the type: charming, controlling  freak, narcissists and masters of deception. One of my favorite explanation is the following

 Psychopaths operate from a warped moral code and experience little to no guilt or remorse over telling lies. These bosses are skilled at avoiding accountability and have a Teflon-like capability to deflect blame. They lie, omit information, rephrase the truth, and misrepresent facts. They take credit for ideas that they did not come up with.”

So, how many of you have this kind of experience every day in your life? And how do you deal with it?

For me I like to bake. Baking is the perfect escape from my cold reality. I can even create perfect little creatures in this fictional life and I can make them from anything I like…like ginger

and there you have it…perfect little ginger people with the big heart in the middle. (Reality, eat your heart out)

Ginger People
Ginger People

In this baking escape I like to make cake that my grandmother made for me every week when I was a child.

It is my favorite and the best cake ever – THE CARROT CAKE.

My grandmother used to make different version of her basic recipe. It can be with cheese or with chocolate icing.

There are so much memory connected to this cake and very often when I need something to “hold on” and forget “reality” I make this cake.

And it makes me smile. I love the color, I love the taste and I love to pretend that I am eating the healthiest cake ever made..The Carrot Cake.

And because of memory of my grandmother I like to share this recipe with you.

I know somewhere she is watching over me and saying: “Still your favorite cake…” Yes, grandma still my favorite cake.

Thank you for the  recipe…and the memory.

Now, I need to start making carrot cake. The version that I selected today is carrot cake with cheese frosting.

My grandmother used to make very special frosting with secret ingredients.

Her secret ingredients was apple sauce and strawberries.

You will find yourself making this cake all the time.

Quick and easy, it will become your family favorite!

For this recipe you need the usual ingredients: flour, sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, walnuts, cheese, apple sauce, strawberries, vanilla, baking soda and salt.

So, let’s make magic …the Carrot Cake

the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
the best carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy and share
Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

Carrot Cake or When your boss is Bill Cosby

Quick and easy with secret ingredients....


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Cheese Frosting
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • ---------------------------------------------------------


  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of pan (13x9)
  2. Mix sugar,oil and eggs.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in carrots and walnuts.
  5. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Mine was for 35 min).
  7. Cool it.
  8. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  9. Decorate with strawberries.
  10. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. Frosting:
  12. Beat cream cheese, add apple sauce, vanilla and icing sugar.
Carrot Cake - Side View
Carrot Cake

Like always, make this cake and share with somebody you love…somebody you think need love

and with all your family and friends …co-workers and Universe…


Love and hugs,

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5 star cookies - The Best Carrot Cake
5 star cookies carrot cake

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Rigo Jancsi – Hungarian Chocolate Cake

Rigo Jancsi Cake
Rigo Jancsi Cake

I am in mood to eat something chocolaty, romantic … something that has story from the last century. In Europe
A famous Hungarian Gypsy is playing violin at a Paris restaurant, where husband and wife are having dinner.
The wife is Clara Ward, the only daughter of American millionaire E. B. Ward.
The husband is Prince Joseph. That is how the story started…Just a dinner with the music..
Of course at that time we did not have TMZ but I am happy to report to you what happened.
The wife, Clara Ware was seduced by this famous violinist player, Rigo Jancsi. And she left her husband Prince Joseph.
And married a famous Gipsy, Rigó Jancsi in Hungary.
In order to celebrate their romantic love story this cake was created. It is called Rigo Jancsi.
The cake has two layers of chocolate-sponge cake. Between the two chocolate sponge cake layers is a thick layer of very rich, chocolate and cream filling


Rigo Jancsi - Hungarian Chocolate Cake

Rigo Jancsi - Hungarian Chocolate Cake


  • Cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 TBSP icing sugar
  • 4 TBSP flour
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3 TBSP icing sugar
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 9 oz semi-sweet chocolate (about 250gr)
  • 2 TBSP gelatine powder
  • Glaze:
  • 7 oz chocolate (200gr)
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Coat the 9x13 pan with butter.
  3. Cream egg yolks with icing sugar. Add cocoa and mix.
  4. Beat egg whites and pinch salt, add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add to egg yolks mixture about 1/3 of the whites.Fold it in without decreasing the volume.
  6. Then, carefully, fold in the remaining whites. Sprinkle the flour and fold it ...very carefully.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 10 min or until cakes start to pull away from the sides.
  8. Do not over bake. Cut in half.
  10. Pour gelatine powder into 1/2 cup water.
  11. Rest it for 10 min.
  12. Melt 250 gr chocolate and 1 TBSP cocoa powder.
  13. Mix 3 cups of heavy cream and 3 TBSP icing sugar.
  14. Mix melted chocolate and gelatine together. Add to mixed cream and mix it all together.
  15. Spread the filling over the cake and top with the other.
  16. GLAZE:
  17. Melt the chocolate and butter.
  18. Pour evenly and cover the sides.
  19. Refrigerate for 5 hours or longer.
  20. Decorate with whipped cream or chocolate.

Now, lets see what we made together.

Rigo Jancsi Gipsy Cake
Rigo Gipsy Cake


Frank Sinatra – I’m In The Mood For Love

I’m in the mood for love
Simply because you’re near me
Funny, but when you’re near me
I’m in the mood for love

Heaven was in your eyes
Bright as the stars we’re under
Oh, is it any wonder?
I’m in the mood for love

Why should we think of weather?
This little dream might fade
We’ll put our hearts together
Now we are one, I’m not afraid

If there’s a cloud above
If it should rain, we’ll let it
But, for tonight, forget it
I’m in the mood

Rigo Violinist Cake
Rigo Violinist Cake

Enjoy your cake…and can you keep a secret?

They divorce….

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Chestnut Love Boat Cake


5 Star Cookies Chestnut Dream Cake
Chestnut Love Cake


Today is Sunday, Feb 14, 2016.

Happy Valentine’s Day! For today I am going to make very special cake.

It is very light cake with rich, dark filling. It looks like a little dreamy boat with fluffy filling ready

to make all your dreams come true.

So, lets make this “”Chestnut Love Boat Cake”…


Chestnut Love Boat Cake

Chestnut Love Boat Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • Filling
  • 500 gr chestnut puree
  • 4 TBSP heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rum
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. Mix 4 egg whites and vinegar until they are stiff and leave peaks when the whisk is removed from the egg whites.
  3. Gradually add the sugar (1 TBSP at a time - very important) .
  4. It is important to add 1 tablespoon at a time because you want to lose as little air as possible.
  5. Line baking sheets with silicone mats and spoon the meringue mixture into shape of imaginary boat. (it does not need to be perfect shape of the can be circle or any shape that your mind have connection to. You should be able to make 10 of them).
  6. Bake them for 50 min. Turn off the oven and leave them to cool inside.
  7. Filling:
  8. Put the chestnut puree in a bowl with the sugar, vanilla, rum and 4 tablespoons of heavy cream.
  9. Beat together until smooth.
  10. In a separate bowl, whisk 2 cups of heavy cream.
  11. Put 1 1/2 TBSP of chestnut filling between two meringues.
  12. Top each meringue with the whipped cream. Dust with icing sugar or add chocolate.
  13. Serve and enjoy...

Some images of this A+ Chestnut Love Boat Cake…Take your time and enjoy making and eating this cake..

And don’t forget …it is very important…SHARE…SHARE …SHARE

Chestnut Love Boat Cake
Chestnut Love Boat Cake


5 star cookies Chestnut Love Boat
Chestnut Cake


The Love Boat

Love, exciting and new
Come aboard. We’re expecting you.
Love, life’s sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

The Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance.

And love won’t hurt anymore
It’s an open smile on a friendly shore.
It’s love!
Welcome abord
It’s love!

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…For the end of this blog I just want to write one of my favorite quote


To all my family, friends, customers, visitors, lovers and dreamers…

“I hope my blog is your favorite HELLO”

Your Cookie Queen from

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Chestnut Love Boat
Chestnut Boat

Chestnut Dream Cake

Chestnut Love Boat Cake or Chestnut Dream Cake

Hello my friends,

This cake is my real dream cake. It is light , bright , creamy, dreamy …It is like the Love Boat that can take you anywhere you want to go…

5 Star Cookies Chestnut Dream Cake
Chestnut Love Cake

The recipe for this cake is coming soon…tomorrow…


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Happy Chinese New Year, Lady in Red or Raspberry Truffle Cake



Today is Feb 8, 2016 and it is Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year – Year of Monkey!

Today, I am going to make “Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake”. The perfect song for this cake is “Lady in Red” by Chris De Burgh. If you never heard this song please check the link below

Lady in Red


5 star cookies ingredients: chocolate,sugar,butter,raspberry jam,flour,vanilla

Now we need recipe.

Happy Chinese New Year, Lady in Red or Raspberry Truffle Cake

Happy Chinese New Year, Lady in Red or Raspberry Truffle Cake


  • Chocolate Base
  • 3oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Topping
  • 2 Tbsp. light cream
  • 2 Tbsp. raspberry jam
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup raspberries


  1. Chocolate Base
  2. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  3. Line an 9 inch square pan with foil-set aside.
  4. Combine chocolate, butter and jam in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
  5. Beat eggs in a large bowl until foamy. Mix in sugar, vanilla and chocolate mixture. Stir in flour just until incorporated.
  6. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until set. Cool completely in pan on rack.
  7. Make the topping
  8. Combine cream, jam and butter in a saucepan.
  9. Heat to a simmer stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat and add chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  10. Let stand until cool about 20 minutes then spread over chocolate base.
  11. Immediately top with raspberries and chill until cold. Cut into small squares.
  12. Recipe adapted slightly from The Rest of the Best from The Best of Bridge Series


Now, lets look our final product…

Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake
5 Star Cookies – Raspberry Chocolate Truffle
5 star cookies raspberry cake alone
5 star cookies raspberry cake alone


You can add some blueberries or blackberries as decoration or any other fruit that you like.


5 Star Cookies and Chocolate Truffle Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake
5 Star Cookies - Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Be kind to each other , love your neighbor as yourself (lets hope you don’t have low self esteem issues)

and just for a moment imagine being a cake in my window…and imagine…imagine

looking  through eyes of my cake AND SING….SING “LADY IN RED”

5 Star Cookies - Cake View
5 Star Cookies – Cake View



I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance
And I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me
It’s where I want to be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing
I’ve never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away
And I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me
It’s where I want to be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight

I never will forget the way you look tonight
The lady in red, the lady in red
The lady in red, my lady in red

I love you


Red on Red - Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake
Red on Red – Raspberry Cake
-Chocolate Raspberry Cake
5 star cookies-Chocolate Raspberry Cake


Love your life…

Have a nice week…

Love from 5 STAR COOKIES…

Your Cookie


Chocolate Pie, Jennifer Garner and Dr McDreamy

It is Monday, Jan 4, 2016.

Chocolate View from Heaven
Chocolate View from Heaven

What did I learn today?

  1. Jennifer Garner is dating Patrick Dempsey or to us Dr McDreamy. (I hope this is true. ..)
  2.  The Meredith Vieira Show is cancelled….Why? WHY? Why?
  3. Donald Trump is still running for president …Yes, he really is…Do you mind?
  4. Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is not ready to share the crown (she said it would be too difficult to share the crown. Why? I share Nutella all the time…)
  5. Jazzy’s Weight Loss – 7 Year old girls inspires others(Please check her story at
  6. Hoda Kotb new book – Where They Belong (buy if you have money)
  7. Dr. Oz- The Day-Off Diet (check on the following link
  8. Pray, Pray, Pray – just pray for people. Trust me somebody needs it right now and smile….smile as the world turns.


Happy a New Year 2016!


Happy  New Year 2016!


Chocolate View from Heaven
Chocolate View from Heaven

It is a first day of 2016 and I have so many wishes for all of you.

There are some below….

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours is renewed with lots of happiness and love.

May this new year brings all the crazy colors and fun in your life. I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and 2016 bring success and desired results for you.
Leave behind the demons of the past and look forward to a brand new start in 2016.
I want to start 2016 with a lots of chocolate….
If I say “Chocolate Pie in Heaven” we can agree it is the best start for 2016.
Chocolate Pie in Heaven
Chocolate Pie in Heaven


Thank you for being my support all these years and I wish to have you by my side in the coming year as well. Happy New Year friend!


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