Betty’s Chocoholic Cake

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Betty’s Chocoholic Cake was the second Tuesdays with Dorie assignment for May. This is definitely a cake for chocolate lovers. Betty’s Chocoholic Cake is comprised of three layers of fudgy brownies that are held together with chocolate ganache, and then covered with more chocolate ganache before finally getting topped off with white chocolate shavings.

World Baking Day (Blueberry Crumble Cake)

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Happy World Baking Day! I had no idea such a day existed, but I’m glad it does! To think that National Chocolate Chip day was just a couple of days ago. I wonder what national baking or baking ingredient day will come up next. It’s always fun to see what people make for these types of occasions, especially on Instagram. World Baking Day was created […]

Tarte Tropézienne

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One of this month’s Tuesdays With Dorie assignments is the Tarte Tropézienne from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. It’s like a brioche cake with a delicious cream filling, and topped with pearl sugar. It sounds odd, but it’s really nom-worthy. This is supposed to be a beautiful cake, but mine turned out looking very “rustic.”

Water Cake

Mizu Shingen Mochi (Water Cake)

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Mizu Shingen Mochi, or water cake, is like nothing I’ve eaten before. It’s like eating a gelatinous blob of water that changes from solid to liquid the moment it goes in your mouth. It’s definitely a fun dessert to make and eat. My water cake didn’t look like the works of art I’ve seen on Japanese websites, but I imagine the experience of eating it is pretty similar. […]

Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

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The Victoria Sponge is a classic British tea-time cake that is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria. I have seen a version of the Victoria Sponge Cake that has two layers of sponge cake that sandwich fresh whipped cream and jam, and another that uses fresh fruits instead of jam. Some recipes use raspberries and others use strawberries. Any way you make this cake, it […]

Poached Orange-Topped Cake (Odile's Fresh Orange Cake)

Poached Orange-Topped Cake (Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake)

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One of the recipes for the Tuesdays with Dorie group assigned for March is Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake. I decided to make that cake and also go one step further and try Dorie’s Bonne Idée and make a Poached Orange-Topped Cake.  Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake tastes very un-American to me, because it’s not a very sweet and fluffy cake; it tastes natural and has a nice […]