This 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
It’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
As a committed chocoholic, this Rocky Road Snack Cake fills the bill. I noticed recently that I haven’t posted a chocolate recipe for a while and being short on time came up with this really fast snack cake.
Snack cakes need to be quick, good and so easy to make. This Rocky Road Snack Cake fills all those requirements. Half of the cocoa version of the high ratio cake is the base for this one. A deep chocolate ganache moors the mini marshmallows and peanuts to the cake. While any nut can be used, I just like the peanuts with this. They can be left whole or lightly cut in the processor.
Rocky road Snack Cake is perfect with a tall glass of cold milk. So if you’re in a hurry and need a chocolate fix, this is the cake for you. Continue reading
Black Forest Torte is a classic cake from Germany. Layers of chocolate cake are filled with whipped cream and cherries are strewn over the cream. The Black Forest Torte is then finished with more whipped cream and usually decorated chocolate, often chocolate curls. Continue reading
This Viennese Chocolate Punchtorte is one of the most amazing cakes you will ever make. I’ve updated it slightly from my first book, “The New Pastry Cook”. Having baked for so many years there are few desserts I deem extraordinary. This is definitely one of them.
I love Viennese baking as they seem to have a love affair with their desserts. While they are known for their Sachertorte, I truly believe it can’t hold a candle to this Viennese Chocolate Punchtorte. Continue reading