Tag Archives: chocolate

Tis the Season for a Holiday Trifle!

Trifles can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make them. They usually contain some form of cake, a fruit and/or pudding and whipped cream. The particulars of what and how to layer are up to you. Continue reading

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Guinness Stout Chocolate Cake

It’s September and time to make a Birthday Cake! My friend, Lee, passed along this recipe from Epicurious for a not-too-sweet dark chocolate cake. The recipe makes a three layer 8″ round cake. If you make all three layers, your … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Mint Brûlée

When I asked my friend what sort of dessert he would like for his birthday, he simply said, “Crispy”.  My first thoughts ran to cookies, but then I remembered the delightful versatility of creme brûlée. Its delicate crust is nothing … 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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