Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This cake is loaded with chocolate! This chocolate cake has often been the climax of many special evening meals I’ve shared with family and friends. It’s lusciously coated with two layers of a decadent ganache and topped with a mountain of semisweet chocolate curls! To take you to the dreamy land of chocolate-hazelnut bliss, the cake… Read More

Almond Praline Cake with Mascarpone Frosting and Chocolate Bark

A party without cake is just a meeting.  —Julia Child There’s a special place in the lexicon of decadent birthday cakes for layer cakes made with exotic and rich accoutrements like a dense chocolate ganache and mascarpone frosting.  So, when I had to make a birthday cake this weekend I aimed for nothing less than… Read More