This Black Forest Poke Cake is a gooey chocolate cake filled with hot fudge and cherry pie filling. It is topped with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  When I sat down to write this post, I thought to myself, I wonder who invented the original black forest cake and what its significance is in …

Black Forest Poke Cake

This Black Forest Poke Cake is a gooey chocolate cake filled with hot fudge and cherry pie filling. It is topped with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings. When I sat down to write this post, I thought to myself, I wonder who invented the original black forest cake and what its significance is in …

Mary Berry’s Sachertorte apparently improves if left a day or two before cutting – but who could manage that?

Sachertorte

Mary Berry’s Sachertorte apparently improves if left a day or two before cutting – but who could manage that?

Agua de panela, hot chocolate and tamales were once common fare for Onces, but these days the choices go way beyond that. There are cookies and all kinds of sugared sweets, and coffee and aromáticas, and various bread related snacks. The story goes around that it was some Jesuit priests who invented late afternoon Onces in order to have a cover to drink aguardiente to keep Bogotá’s evening chill at bay. The traditional area of Bogotá for Onces was downtown, where Salones de Onces (Elevenses…

Agua de panela, hot chocolate and tamales were once common fare for Onces, but these days the choices go way beyond that. There are cookies and all kinds of sugared sweets, and coffee and aromáticas, and various bread related snacks. The story goes around that it was some Jesuit priests who invented late afternoon Onces in order to have a cover to drink aguardiente to keep Bogotá’s evening chill at bay. The traditional area of Bogotá for Onces was downtown, where Salones de Onces (Elevenses…

This post is for my dear friend Jane. Who recently reminded me of the joys of  sacher torte, a rich and decadent chocolate cake invented in Vienna in 1832 by a young apprentice chef Franz Sacher fo…

This post is for my dear friend Jane. Who recently reminded me of the joys of sacher torte, a rich and decadent chocolate cake invented in Vienna in 1832 by a young apprentice chef Franz Sacher fo…

Chocolate Matcha Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-free) Who can resist a good chocolaty, gooey, rich brownie? It's one of the best desserts ever invented! I always have room for a brownie, even when I'm stuffed. That's…

Chocolate Matcha Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-free) Who can resist a good chocolaty, gooey, rich brownie? It's one of the best desserts ever invented! I always have room for a brownie, even when I'm stuffed. That's…

Chocolate Matcha Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-free) Who can resist a good chocolaty, gooey, rich brownie? It's one of the best desserts ever invented! I always have room for a brownie, even when I'm stuffed. That's…

Chocolate Matcha Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-free) Who can resist a good chocolaty, gooey, rich brownie? It's one of the best desserts ever invented! I always have room for a brownie, even when I'm stuffed. That's…

Hans Sloane - the Irish collector who invented chocolate milk/hot chocolate while visiting Jamaica in 1680s

Hans Sloane - the Irish collector who invented chocolate milk/hot chocolate while visiting Jamaica in 1680s

Who Invented Chocolate | Coenraad Van Houten The modern era of chocolate making began in 1828 when Van Houten patented his method for removing most of the cocoa butter from processed cacao, leaving a powdered chocolate.

Who Invented Chocolate | Coenraad Van Houten The modern era of chocolate making began in 1828 when Van Houten patented his method for removing most of the cocoa butter from processed cacao, leaving a powdered chocolate.

The man who invented chocolate vodka more than makes up for the bastard that invented pantyhose.

The man who invented chocolate vodka more than makes up for the bastard that invented pantyhose.

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