Donauwelle is a marble pound cake, studded with sour cherries, covered in a thick layer of German buttercream and a wavy chocolate topping. Donauwelle is popular in Germany and Austria and means ‘Danube wave’ in German, referring to the wavy marbling of chocolate and vanilla pound cake created by the cherries. The cake sometimes goes
Dobos torte is a Hungarian layer cake consisting of 5 layers of sponge cake filled with rich chocolate buttercream and topped with crisp caramel wedges. Dobos torte was invented in Budapest in the 1880s by József Dobos, the owner of a gourmet deli, and premiered at the National General Exhibition of Budapest.
I’ve been to Florence at least three times, and each time I return I like it more than the previous trip. As one of the most touristic cities in Italy, it can sometimes be difficult to filter out the tourist spots and find a more authentic experience. Each time I return, I go with a
Carrot cake has a long history in the context of baking and pastry. Carrot cake as we know it has evolved from carrot puddings made since at least medieval times, which makes pinpointing its origin tricky. One of the earliest published carrot pudding recipes appears in Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens: Ibn Sayyar al Warraq’s
Tosca cake is a rich sponge cake topped with crunchy, buttery almond caramel. The cake is partially baked, then covered with brown-butter toasted almond caramel sauce, and put back in the oven to finish the cake and darken the caramel. It’s a simple and rustic cake that can be made in about an hour, perfect
Quatre-quarts, meaning four quarters, is a French pound cake from Brittany so named for the equal proportions of four ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. This recipe has a simple formula and won’t leave you searching for exotic or hard to find ingredients. It is technique-focused, so do take your time in each step. Traditionally,
Brunsviger is a yeasted coffee cake covered in a brown sugar topping. The cake is rich, but fluffy, almost like brioche and the topping is like crunchy-gooey caramel. This as a great alternative to cinnamon rolls on cold Sunday mornings. The History of Brunsviger Brunsviger originates from the Danish island of Funen, the birthplace of