Tamara Novakoviç

Tamara Novakovic is a passionate self-taught cook, food blogger, freelance food writer and photographer behind bite-my-cake.blogspot.com. Her life journey has led her through Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia to discovering passion for making cakes. She is currently a weekly food columnist for Croatian newspaper V magazine and food magazine Repete.

Affogato al Caffe

Tamara Novacoviç whips up an Italian dessert that will make both ice cream and coffee lovers cry with happiness.

Croatian Honey Pie

Thin cinnamon-honey biscuits layered with vanilla cream and jam make for an authentic Croatian pie.

Kouign Amann

Learn the secret of making and pronouncing the buttery Kouign Amann pastry.

hazelnut baklava

Hazelnut baklava

Instead of walnuts, this baklava is layered with hazelnuts, baked and then immediately soaked with honey syrup.

Gibanica Recipe

Croatian Gibanica Cake

Gibanica, also called Medimurje gibanica, is a traditional Croatian cake baked for special occasions.


Monkey Bread Muffins

Do you remember when you were a kid playing with leftover dough? This recipe will take you back to those fun times.

Chocolate-beer truffles

Beer Chocolate Truffles

If you want to make your man love truffles, add beer. Tamara Novacoviç with a tip that gives satisfaction across the gender gap.

Carrot cake

This classic cake never disappoints! It’s perfect for any occasion and goes well with tea or coffee. Carrot cake

Roasted butternut squash spread

Roasted butternut squash spread served with home made tortilla chips. Perfect for a quick snack or served as appetizer for your next cocktail party.

Candied ginger

Candied ginger – sweet treats and perfect for fighting viruses or for stomach pain.

Caramel Apples for Halloween

Caramel apples for Halloween: This is a simple treat and fun to make. They are dipped into caramel and then nuts, but for “scarier” look you can dip them into Halloween sprinkles. Some recipes call for marshmallows, the choice is yours.

Pumpkin Jam

It’s fall and it’s all about the pumpkin. Different types of pumpkin, various dishes. I’m sure you are used to berry jams and marmalades, but what about pumpkin jam? Give it a go, it’s flavorful, delicious and has such a lovely color!

plum jam

Plum Jam

This beautiful plum jam is a great way to preserve summer fruit and brightens breakfasts and tea time all through the winter.

coratian cheese pie

Croatian Cheese Pie

This pie is a beloved Croatian version of cheesecake-like desserts with two layers of pastry surrounding the creamy filling.

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a timeless dessert and the luscious blueberry topping is a classic pairing.

Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Couscous, a coarsely ground pasta made of semolina wheat, is a versatile ingredient that works as basic canvas for the bright falvors in this salad.

Vegetable Lasagne

Vegetable Lasagne

Lasagne is the perfect one-dish dinner. Try this vegetarian version of the classic comfort food.

Sour Cherry Cake

Sour Cherry Cake

This no-bake dessert has all the components of a classic trifle rearranged into a cake pan.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake would make a spectacular end to a Labor Day cookout and with store-bought ice cream, you won’t be stuck cooking all day.

Lemon Mousse Cake

Lemon Mousse Cake

This creamy and refreshing lemon mousse cake is perfect for any time of the year and is super simple to make.

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

Enjoy the quickest and easiest way to make iced coffee with this awesome recipe from Tamara Novakoviç.

Caramel Banana Tarts

Caramel Banana Tarts

Miniature tarts like these are great party food, but you can make these in the form of one large tart as well.

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle

You can add a layer of ground cookies between the berries and cream cheese. Simple and easy!

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

Vegetable fritters always make a great snack, side dish, breakfast or light dinners. This is a very delicious way of serving veggies.