Whether it’s cakes, cookies or muffins, we’re serving up your all-time favourite delectable recipes from the queen of baking, Anna Olson.
Glazed Blueberry Lemon Loaf
Every baker needs a good loaf recipe in their repertoire. So, go ahead and jazz up the traditional lemon loaf with a cup of fresh blueberries that will add an additional fruity punch to every slice. This one’s a keeper.
Luscious Lemon Coconut Cake
Want to know a little secret? This recipe is Anna’s favourite choice for her own birthday cake. If that’s not a major selling point, we don’t know what is! Lovers of all things lemon will be beyond appreciative.
Classic Banana Bread
This warm, moist loaf is packed with ripe bananas, chocolate chips and walnut pieces for a bit of crunch. Pair it with a piping hot cup of tea or serve it to guests. It’ll be gobbled up in no time.
Raspberry Fluffy Cheesecake
This gorgeous Japanese-style cheesecake topped with freshly glazed raspberries is the ultimate guilt-free dessert — a light and airy treat that isn’t as dense and creamy as its New York counterpart.
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Torte
This gorgeous torte consists of a chocolate-coffee cake base and homemade raspberry mousse. As if that didn’t sound good enough already, it’s all topped off with a bittersweet chocolate ganache glaze that will leave you licking your lips and reaching for seconds.
No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Patties
Easy to assemble and bursting with minty goodness and cookie crumbs, you can whip up these little dessert gems in less than 30 minutes.
Black Forest Torte
Chocolate sponge cake, sweet cherries and whipped cream come together in one scrumptious Black Forest Torte that definitely won’t disappoint.
Icebox Jam Cookies
These scrumptious cookies that are almost too beautiful to eat — and make for the perfect treats to take to a bridal shower or summertime picnic. Keep things interesting by whipping up three different options — Orange Marmalade Crumble Bars, Apricot Lemon Rugelach and Raspberry Linzer Cookies — for your guests to choose from.
Boston Cream Pie
What came first: the doughnut or the cake? Turns out, Boston Cream Pie — which is technically a cake — is the inspiration behind the doughnut we all crave at Tim Horton’s and pair with our double doubles. So, recreate that same creamy, doughy goodness at home with this recipe that serves 12 lucky guests.
Butter Tart Bars
For those looking for a fun bite-size dessert, whip up a batch to these rich, delicious butter tart bars and top it all off with a scoop of your favourite ice cream. This recipe will become a family staple in no time.
Banana Toffee Cheesecake
If banana bread and cheesecake came together to form one rich and scrumptious dessert, this would be the one. Before decorating the finished product, arrange a few banana slices on a baking tray and sprinkle with sugar.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Want to know Anna’s secret ingredient for a perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie? Cornstarch! So go ahead and make a couple dozen with this simple dessert recipe.
Chocolate Cream Pie
This rich, creamy pie is the perfect go-to recipe for the chocolate lover in your life. Top it all off by bringing the whipped cream to a soft peak and adding the icing sugar and vanilla.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Cups
This recipe is so good it’ll knock your socks off! This rich and smooth treat combines two of the greatest flavour pairings in history: chocolate and peanut butter. What’s not to like?
Chocolate Swiss Roll
Not too rich and not too sweet, this chocolate version of a “jelly roll” cake features cream cheese frosting that is almost too good to eat by the spoonful.
Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies
These bright and colourful dessert gems can be enjoyed year-round, whether it’s for the winter holidays or summer picnics. Individually packed with a dollop of various fruit jams, this gorgeous pint-sized dessert is the perfect finger food if you have company over.
Chocolate aficionados will love these tiny treats. Serve up Pistachio Brandy, Orange and White & Dark Truffle options and watch how quickly they disappear.
Cardamom Creme Caramel
Although traditionally made during the holiday season, this light and airy dessert flavoured with cardamom can be enjoyed year-round.
It’s a tower of cream puffs! You’re guaranteed to collectively blow everyone’s minds if you serve up this light Croquembouche dessert at your next family gathering. Not only is it as delicious as it looks, but its presentation is beyond stunning.
Currant Orange Tea Scones
Why go out to enjoy an afternoon of High Tea when you can do it in the comfort of your own home? These scones will pair beautifully with your piping hot cup of tea.
Skip the store-bought options and make your own batch of English muffins with this simple recipe. If you’ve got time to spare, whip up a larger amount than you normally would and freeze them for easy weekday breakfasts.
Fluffy Chocolate Truffle Tart
This creamy tart will make any chocolate aficionado drool. For the topping, use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings and sprinkle them on top to complete its glorious presentation.
These delightful treats have a soft, crumbly texture that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy. Perfect for an after-school snack that won’t spoil your dinner.
Hot Cross Buns
This recipe is one of Anna’s most popular among her fans — and we don’t blame them! From the warm, moist dough to the dried cranberries and rich icing, these Hot Cross Buns are perfection.
This rich treat has become such a Canadian staple that we often forget it was only invented in the mid-1980s. That’s when Joyce Hardcastle created the recipe for a contest hosted by the mayor of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Now everyone, including Anna, has their own variation — and we can’t get enough of this one!
No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Bars
Don’t bother fussing with your oven for this rich and creamy dessert. You can whip up this no-bake bad boy in less than 30 minutes. But don’t forget to sprinkle the chopped pecan pralines on top before slicing and serving.
Anna puts her own spin on this classic dessert by using whole wheat pie dough for the crust, which allows it to brown nicely and stay crispy under the pumpkin filling.
Tarte au Citron
This bright, tart and delicate pastry makes for the perfect spring dessert at a family gathering or bridal shower.
Before you prep this dessert, you should know that the combination of banana and toffee is extremely addictive. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!