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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Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Ice Cream Bombe Cake

January 11th, 2009  | Category: Brownies, Cakes, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


New Year's Eve dinner parties at the mansion last for two days. The first night is a joyful gathering between close friends. Everyone is on their best behavior. 12 grown-ups and few kids dining like royalty. Come next afternoon, things get ugly. The vultures are back at the table for a leftover lunch party. No plates, no silverware, no rules, no mercy. The first pair of claws ...

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Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

January 23rd, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


Sweeter than an orange, larger than a tangerine. This seedless, deep orange-colored beauty is called a clementine. You can buy them for their looks alone. I had a different motive. You remember my "Monday morning syndrome" cake? I was in desperate need of one this week. Inspired by the "Olive Oil and Sherry Pound Cake" recipe from Alice Medrich's book "Pure Dessert", this cake combines the floral and sweet ...

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