Dark chocolate truffles

Making European-style pastries used to intimidate me. They look so dainty and delicate and I'm always worried that I'm too heavy handed to execute them. Well, I'm slowly … [Read more...]


Tres leches cake

The first time I made tres leches, I baked cupcakes. Speedy and the girls loved it so much that they have been asking me to make tres leches cupcakes again. But I didn't … [Read more...]


Chocolate rum balls

Another no-bake dessert. This sweet treat is more popularly known simply as rum balls but I decided to include chocolate in the title because it appears that there are recipes … [Read more...]


The most sinful chocolate cake

Among all the chocolate recipes I have tried -- and I have tried a lot -- this is the one I like best. It isn't a chiffon cake but it isn't a batter-type cake either. It is … [Read more...]


Chocolate cheesecake

In 2007, I baked my first chocolate cheesecake based on a recipe by Nigella Lawson. A couple of days ago, I baked my second chocolate cheesecake and I diverted from that old … [Read more...]


Coffee cheesecake

Exactly a week ago, I was in Global City with Speedy, killing an hour before picking up Sam at the condo, and Speedy suggested coffee. We went to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (he … [Read more...]


Rum cake with limoncello

We don't keep dark rum in the house but, often, there is an open bottle of light rum in the fridge for making mojito which we love. The bottle of Bacardi in the fridge caught … [Read more...]