Mole Cake (traditional + Thermomix)

A very popular cake in Germany is the mole cake. As a great classic, it was developed a long time ago by Dr. Oetker as a cake mixture. Now there are hundreds of different recipes on the internet, as it is really very popular at children's parties. The cake looks like a molehill and shows … Continue reading Mole Cake (traditional + Thermomix)

Chocolate Pavlova with poached pears and walnut brittle

Who doesn't love a good Pavlova, with its special meringue with the crunchy outside and the soft center, topped by a light mound of whipping cream and with lots of fruit as its crowning glory. This Pavlova is my ultimate take on the autumn variety, as the berries that I use in my summer Pavlova … Continue reading Chocolate Pavlova with poached pears and walnut brittle

Carrot Cake

It's this time of the year again, when I am thinking a lot about carrot cake. The soft texture, with its rich colour and the warmth of the spices, especially cinnamon coming through, is for me the perfect indulgence when it is raining and windy outside. The additional bonus is, that, just like my Chocolate … Continue reading Carrot Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake – Moelleux au Chocolat

A recipe that in Belgium every chocolate lover knows by heart is the one for the famous "Moelleux au Chocolat" from the cookbook "La cuisine à quatre mains". Even my husband who usually leaves patisserie to me, knows this one by heart and makes it on his own if the mood strikes! Ironically the same … Continue reading Moist Chocolate Cake – Moelleux au Chocolat

Raspberry Chocolatemousse Cakes

I love serving these little cakes at dinner parties or for a posh afternoon tea! Very easy to make and such an elegant look! The association of velvety chocolate and tart raspberries is just heavenly. Tip for Easter place a couple of chocolate or sugar eggs on top instead of the raspberries to make an … Continue reading Raspberry Chocolatemousse Cakes

Austrian Marble Wreath Cake

A perfect cake for an afternoon tea or even for a lunchbox. My boys regularly request this cake as they like the mix of vanilla and chocolate. The advantage is that, in case some pieces are left over, which doesn't happen very often, they freeze beautifully and can be defrosted either in the microwave or … Continue reading Austrian Marble Wreath Cake

Austrian Carnival Doughnuts

Carnivals Shrove Tuesday is almost upon us and as every good Austrian knows, Carnival is Krapfen time!This, in the past, was because lent was much stricter than it is nowadays and people needed to eat heartily to keep up their reserves during the 40 days of lent. In the 18th century, apparently, a brilliant cook, … Continue reading Austrian Carnival Doughnuts

Chocolate Squares – courgette cake

One of the cakes that I ate a lot as a child in Austria was this one. I remember, with 2 of my sisters, having sneaked chocolate squares out of the freezer one day (we didn’t get sweets very often). My mother enquired the next day of us who had eaten the “courgette cake” as … Continue reading Chocolate Squares – courgette cake

Gluten and Dairy free Lemon Cake

Sometimes my second son asks me for a lemon cake which he really likes. I have tried so many different versions over the years and now finally I am happy with the result! I have made a gluten and dairy free version but you can use regular flour without any problem! This cake is also … Continue reading Gluten and Dairy free Lemon Cake