L’Orange

L’Orange

May 18th, 2010  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


An orange-scented chocolate and almond cake covered with a lacquer chocolate glaze. It is called L'Orange and I'm totally in love with it. Here is how it looked like right out of the oven. I couldn't decide for a while whether I should continue with the recipe or cut my losses and start over, but then the kitchen started smelling like an orange grove and I couldn't resist. ...

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Passion Fruit, Mango and Chocolate Cake

Passion Fruit, Mango and Chocolate Cake

January 29th, 2010  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Friends


This cake was inspired by so many things, I don't know where to start. Actually, I do. Paris. Denise Acabo's shop, A l'Etoile d'Or. Mr Genin's caramels lined up on the white marble counter top. Mango and passion fruit caramels, to be specific. New Year's Eve dinner party at my friends' house has been a tradition for over 10 years and I've been baking cakes for the occasion for ...

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Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel

Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel

January 08th, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


Here's the Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel with Marzipan Mushrooms and Acorns we enjoyed at the New Year's Eve dinner party. Come December, there would be a debate at the Mansion on what to prepare for the dinner party. For dessert, a few would always insist on a chocolate and raspberry cake, just because nothing can top that. Some wouldn't even participate in the debate, since ...

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Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

November 14th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit


Blog themes certainly don't get developed on an empty stomach. Here is one of the sweet concoctions that kept me company while I struggled with margins and paddings.

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Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

January 07th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


It has been a tradition for over 10 years that everyone gather at The Mansion for New Year's Eve Dinner. I have been attending for the last four years and can not think of another place to celebrate the coming of a new year. Dessert menu was set by the lady of the house and I thank her for that because with the abundant number of cookbooks ...

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