Chocolate Raspberry Mini Layer Cakes

If you're looking for a decadent dessert this Valentine's Day that combines chocolate, pink whipped cream and something you can eat all by yourself, this mini layer cake is for you. I revamped my family recipe for everyday chocolate cake, adding an element of coffee and the rich tang of creme fraiche.  This cake seems … Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Mini Layer Cakes

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Raspberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

A pie that can fit in the palm of your hand is a very powerful thing.  I don't want to say it can solve the world's problems, but dang it's a start. These hand pies have a delicious, tangy, seasonal filling of rhubarb and raspberries, which is something that I am definitely going to throw … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Lemon Raspberry Tart

It's no secret that I'm a total Francophile, and half of that comes from French cuisine and patisserie. A few years ago, I did a summer abroad in Tours, France (Loire Valley) and was probably indulging in 2-3 pastries/desserts per day (plus probably half a bottle of wine).  Miraculously, I gained no weight because I … Continue reading Lemon Raspberry Tart