Maida Heatter’s Queen Mother’s Cake

Maida Heatter’s Queen Mother’s Cake

So here’s Maida Heatter’s most popular recipe, according to Saveur magazine: Queen Mother’s Cake. It’s a moist, light-textured, flourless chocolate cake made with finely ground almonds, butter, sugar, eggs, and semi- or bittersweet chocolate and glazed with a bittersweet chocolate ganache.  Maida published the recipe…

Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

These are very chocolaty doughnuts, and the recipe comes from my book, Baking in America. I received an email from two avid bakers who had baked several yeast breads from the book with great success and then moved on to this recipe.  They said that…

Food Processor Chocolate Cake

Food Processor Chocolate Cake

Most food processor owners don’t know how versatile their machines really are.  Making cakes is something the food processor does extremely well and extremely fast.  In the 1980s, Abby Mandel developed a technique by thinking out of the box.  And an entirely new method of …

Recipe and Story: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe and Story: Red Velvet Cupcakes

The startling contrast between the crimson-colored cake and the white frosting just draws people in. The advantage of a cupcake over a slice of cake is that there’s more frosting to cake ratio.