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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Golden and Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

Golden and Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

March 24th, 2010  | Category: Cakes


This is a moist, dense and rich carrot cake, studded with toasted walnuts and sweet coconut. It is so delicious on its own, I didn't want to overshadow the perfectly balanced slices with the classic cream cheese frosting. A simple dusting of powdered sugar is what it only needs. I've worked very hard for this carrot cake recipe. And so did the readers of my Turkish blog. I published ...

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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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Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

September 17th, 2009  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


I made up something called a Monday Morning Syndrome Cake a while ago. It is basically a cake that you bake on a Sunday night, which helps you to survive the cubicle cabin fever on the first working day of the week.  And somewhere along the line I completely forgot about this genius idea. No wonder why I've been grumpy on Monday mornings lately. So when I received ...

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Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

May 28th, 2009  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


Double Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze. This is how I make up for lost time. I've neglected my blog for quite a while. It has been a month since I last came here and shared a recipe (and some amazing news), but it really feels like yesterday. Time flies. Actually, I haven't been baking for a month and I am too ashamed to tell you how ...

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