Our Family’s Favorite Chocolate Almond Cake

chocolate almond cake

This chocolate almond cake appeared (and continues to appear!) at almost every festive family occasion. We love its fudgy texture and delicate almond flavor, as well as the astonishing speed with which it comes together. The Mother of All Chocolate Cakes For those who haven’t read our origin story, it’s important to know that the … Read more

Chocolate and Passionfruit Flourless Almond Cake (lets) Recipe

flourless almond cake

One of our favorite places in Los Angeles is Sycamore Kitchen. Among the plethora of delightful treats, our favorite is a lemon-thyme flourless almond cake. This flourless almond cake(let) is a shameless attempt to recreate one of our favorite desserts. Here, however, we allow the diner to pick between a passion fruit or chocolate flavored … Read more

Torta Caprese: Chocolate Italian Almond Cake Recipe

Italian almond cake recipe

Perhaps the most famous Italian almond cake recipe is the torta caprese, named after the beautiful Adriatic isle of Capri. About This Recipe This flourless gluten-free chocolate almond cake is traditionally made with equal portions of butter, sugar, and almond meal. It is lightened with egg whites, creating a fudgy and moist – yet surprisingly … Read more

Triple Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

This banana bundt cake recipe uses oil, rather than butter for an extra moist crumb. We like our banana bundt cake with all of the chocolates — chocolate chips in the batter, chocolate ganache glaze, and chocolate chips sprinkled on top! All About Ganache The chocolate ganache is the secret ingredient that really makes this … Read more

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake

This strawberry mousse cake recipe produces a light and airy confection, with a strong strawberry flavor. It’s the perfect way to use up some juicy spring berries. This strawberry mousse cake is rather fool-proof since it consists of a gelatin-based mousse, which is much more forgiving than the whipped egg whites version. A Short History … Read more

Haitian Cake Recipe

Haitian Cake Recipe

The most traditional of Haitian cake recipe is the “Gateau au Beurre,” or butter cake. This is a classic pound cake, with a few special additions that give it a unique flavor: rum, nutmeg, and lime zest. It also traditionally includes evaporated milk, which contributes to its very moist texture. A Short History of Haitian … Read more

German Crumb Cake Recipe

German Crumb Cake Recipe

This traditional German crumb cake recipe consists of a yeast-based dough topped with a butter-sugar crumble (aka streusel). Streuselkuchen, by its German name, is typically thin and baked on large sheet pans and cut into squares or rectangles. A Short History of German Crumb Cake Alfons Schubeck perfectly summarized the somewhat mysterious history of German … Read more

Chocolate Bombs: An Adorable DIY Hot Chocolate Kit

DIY Hot Chocolate Kit

The best way to win friends and influence people? Give them this adorable DIY hot chocolate kit. These chocolate bombs make the perfect gift any time of year. They are especially great around the holiday season and, of course, Valentine’s day! You can include cute mugs with the gift if you’re feeling extra friendly. The … Read more