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

Whipping Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Whipping Cream Pound Cake Recipe

This whipping cream pound cake recipe was Elvis Presley’s favorite, and with good reason. It has a caramelized exterior, and a tender interior, thanks to the substitution of cake flour and addition of whipping cream to a traditional pound cake. A Short History of this Whipping Cream Pound Cake Recipe Food historians trace the first … Read more

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Recipe

If you’ve ever wanted your Nutella to manifest in cake form, this rich choc hazelnut cake is for you. A Short History of Chocolate and Hazelnut The region around Turin has long been known for both its hazelnut production, and its chocolate confectionery. Turin was one of the earliest European chocolate-producing centers. Emmanuel Philibert, Duke … Read more

Spookiest Halloween Real Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Real Red Velvet Cake Recipe

We’ve adapted our favorite real red velvet cake recipe for Halloween. For the holiday, our favorite red velvet cake is festooned with adorable meringue ghosts. A creamy whipped cream cheese frosting hides the blood red insides. SPOOOOOKY and delicious! A Short History of This Real Red Velvet Cake Recipe Some key facts: in the 19th … 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