These are an elegant respite to London’s cold, dark weather of late. Madeleines are buttery and spongy miniature cakes baked in shell-shaped molds. While they’re a traditional tea-time treat in France, they are well-suited to any warm beverage on a cold, gray day.
When I was recently asked to make a cake for my friend’s birthday, I immediately thought of this chocolate and coffee cake. Many of the times she has hosted us, we are welcomed with a fresh pot of French press coffee and dark chocolate. This rich chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and dark chocolate ganache