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Easy Chocolate Guinness Cake for Father’s Day

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Guinness CakeThis Chocolate Guinness cake is surprisingly easy to make ahead.

I ran across this online recently and put it in my pile to test.  There are many versions of this from Nigella Lawson to the New York Times to The Brown Eyed Baker.  The majority of the recipes feature a single or double layer cake with cream cheese icing. Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake
This Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake was not only one of our most popular wedding cakes, it was also enjoyed as a groom’s cake.   Consisting of four layers of chocolate cake, two layers of raspberry jam and one layer of chocolate truffle, it stands tall and stately. Continue reading

Reine de Saba Cake with Candied Cranberries

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Reine de Saba CakeI found a version of this Reine de Saba Cake going through my very old files, ostensively to clean them out. It’s funny how many never make it to the waste can.  It was called an ice cream cake, but the filling isn’t really ice cream.  By whatever name, it’s very, very good….and easy! Continue reading

All American Chocolate Creamsicle Cake

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Chocolate Creamsicle CakeThis Chocolate Creamsicle Cake is an updated version of one of the first cakes I made….a lot!  As you’ll see this recipe was atypical for me but being self-taught it took me a bit to build my confidence before I was able to get into scratch baking and pastry. Continue reading

Updated GF Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake for Easy to Make Very Special Mother's Day CakesIt’s time to revisit this Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake to make this dessert easier and more foolproof.   is not only gluten-free but perfect for Passover.  I can’t even begin to guess how many of these Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cakes we made at the bakery but I do remember having to glaze and cut 69 at one point for a banquet – 1104 pieces.  It seemed like they would never end.  For a brief moment, I almost gave up on chocolate.

Remember when the flourless chocolate cakes took everyone by storm?  They were everywhere.  The problem was most of them were dry, dry, dry and not worth the trouble.  Just because something is flourless doesn’t make it good!  However, this Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake is ultra-smooth and has a deep, intense chocolate taste without being bitter or overwhelming. Continue reading