Financiers are miniature almond cakes with crisp edges and a soft interior flavored with nutty brown butter. Financiers are traditionally baked in rectangular molds to make them look like gold bars. It seems like no one is quite sure if they get their name from their shape, or if they get their name and shape
The history of this cake might just be as rich and dense as the cake itself. Tarta de Santiago, or St. James Cake, is an almond cake from Galicia with its origins in the Middle Ages. The cake is a simple base of almonds, sugar and eggs, usually flavored with cinnamon and lemon zest. Tarta
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