Looking for easy globally-inspired dessert recipes?

Would you like to travel the world from your kitchen?

Planning a culinary vacation to Europe?

You’re in the right place! Hi, I’m Cate, a former “expat” with a life-long global heart and a huge sweet tooth.

If you like travel and sweet treats, you’ll love the International Desserts Blog! I share delicious dessert recipes, as well as my best travel tips and experiences and cultural insights.

Cate in the Netherlands

I’m smiling because I’d just had a really good Dutch apple pastry.
And who doesn’t love oversized Dutch clogs? 🙂

Whether it’s German quark cheesecake, English scones slathered in jam and clotted cream or a simple bowl of fresh berries with a sprinkling of vanilla sugar, I love dessert.

I also love to travel and do so whenever as I can. I’ve spent the most time in Europe; I lived in Germany for some of my teens and 20s. My international education career has taken me to  South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, and around North America. My husband is my favorite travel partner but I’m also perfectly happy to grab my backpack and hit the road solo.

When I travel, I love exploring the local culture through food, especially a country’s sweet treats. When I’m not traveling, I feed my global heart by recreating scrumptious international desserts in my own little kitchen in North Carolina.

Be sure to grab my free European Christmas Cookies ebook and check out my Sweet Tooth Travel Guides!

More of IDB – Guest Posts

How to Make German Quark (MarocMama)

Day Trip to Montenegro: Our Day Trip from Dubrovnik to Cetinje (Chasing the Donkey)

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiros (Wandering Educators)

International Desserts with Cate Brubaker – Ep #53 (The Preheated Podcast)


Northern Germany Road Trip Itinerary (La Vida Global)

13 Hottest Summer Destinations in Europe (Arzo Travels)

Europe’s Interesting Cemeteries (Legging It)

It’s a Salad, Salad World: Around the Globe in 10 Salads (Where is Your Toothbrush)

Prague First Timer’s Guide (Passing Thru)

Best Traditional Desserts Around the World (The Sweet Wanderlust)

Best Beer Snack – Germany (A Social Nomad)

Best Zoos in Australia (Travel with Boys)

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