Marmorkuchen Recipe (German Marble Cake)

This marmorkuchen recipe produces a moist swirled chocolate and and white chocolate bundt cake. The technique for this pretty cake is very simple – by running a knife through two different colors of cake batters, you create a marbled effect. A Short History of Marmorkuchen Marmorkuchen, like so many other wonderful cakes, first emerged in … 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

German Blueberry Kuchen Recipe

blueberry kuchen recipe

This blueberry kuchen recipe combines the best of German and American baking into one tasty breakfast treat. A Short History of German Baking in America During the nineteenth century, German immigrants left for the Americas at an astonishing rate. In the 1880s alone, some 1.5 million Germans emigrated to the United States. In total, some … 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

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

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

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake

Rumor has it that the Mississippi Mud Cake originated in the American South in the 1970s or 1980s. The cake is supposedly named after the muddy banks of the Mississippi river. This treat is a chocolate lover’s dream. It consists in a layer of moist chocolate cake, topped with gooey marshmallows, and then another layer … Read more