Cakes · Charlottes · Puddings/Mousses

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte starts with a sponge cake, surrounded by lady fingers and filled with chocolate and raspberry pastry cream. Top it with homemade whipped cream and some fresh raspberries for an amazing treat. My birthday was last week and I really wanted to try something new. I tried to make a charlotte when… Continue reading Easy Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte


Earl Grey Orange Trifle

Layers of Earl Grey cake flavored with orange, Earl Grey custard, oranges and whipped cream make Earl Grey Orange Trifle unforgettable. This trifle starts with box mixes so it goes together quickly. Life has been really busy lately. As study abroad ended, I was diagnosed with severe anemia. Cambodia’s healthcare system isn’t fabulous so the… Continue reading Earl Grey Orange Trifle

Cakes · Puddings/Mousses

Brownie Bottom Triple Chocolate Mousse

Brownie-Bottom Triple Chocolate Mousse – Oreo-flavored brownie, dark chocolate mousse, milk chocolate mousse and white chocolate vanilla mousse. My friends call this dessert “Death by Chocolate” and it’s a great way to go. High quality Santa Barbara Chocolates give this dessert robust flavor. It’s Lent and we Orthodox Christians typically abstain from eating dairy products… Continue reading Brownie Bottom Triple Chocolate Mousse

Puddings/Mousses · Souffles

Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Soufflés

Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Soufflés are easier to make than you might think. They are light like meringues on top but dense like chocolate mousse in the middle. A couple of days ago I took another Sur La Table cooking class. This time the class was on Soufflés. I’ve always felt a little intimidated by… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Soufflés


White chocolate coconut bread pudding

White chocolate coconut bread pudding has the nutty flavor of coconut with the creamy sweetness of white chocolate. Serve it hot with white chocolate coconut sauce for a smashing dessert. When I first started working in San Marcos, there was a little restaurant in an old house called Cool Mint Cafe. Back then Cool Mint… Continue reading White chocolate coconut bread pudding