Category Archives: Cakes

Coffee Chocolate (Dobos Torte) Rolls

I bought a new cookbook today called Petite Sweets, full of mini-desserts. The recipes are downsized versions of traditional desserts. They’re so gosh-darn cute! But are they good? Let’s try one and find out… This dessert roll is inspired by … Continue reading

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Almond Angel Cake

When I was a kid, we used to buy whipped cream in a plastic tub. Once I was older and I discovered you could actually make whipped cream… well, it was an exciting moment. Since then, I’m still amazed at … Continue reading

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Two-toned Zuccotto

What could be better than ice-cream cake? Italian Ice Cream cake! This domed dessert is made with Italian sponge cake which has been cut into slices to line a bowl that is then filled with ice-cream, candied fruits and nuts. Start … Continue reading

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Orange Cheesecake

This is not your typical super-sweet cheesecake. This wonderfully delicate cheesecake has a light citrus flavor and, because of the Seville marmalade topping, is ever so slightly bitter.  10 oz (300g) pâte sablée (see dough category) 4 oranges 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I never liked carrot cake much, but I’m willing to bet I’ve never had one made with real carrots. When a friend at work asked me to make one, she gave me a photo from a magazine (I won’t say … Continue reading

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Green Tea Opera Cake

After talking with a friend about Japanese~French Pastries, I was inspired to create a dessert using matcha. I’m a visual person, so I couldn’t wait to work with the lovely green hue of matcha powder. I’d also been wanting to … Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaçage

Believe it or not, this cake is super easy but it does take time so, prepare accordingly. 9 oz granulated sugar 8 oz bittersweet chocolate 7 oz unsalted butter (melted) 5 eggs (room temperature) Cut a circle of parchment to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake

Strawberries and chocolate mousse! In a cake! Oh my! One of my favorite cakes comes from the Le Cordon Bleu website.  I’m not sure how often they rotate their recipes so my advice is to print this one or save … Continue reading

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