All posts tagged: chocolate

Melted chocolate over cake

Chocolate & Caramel Ombre Cake

Let me start by saying that my recent obsession with baking cakes is, well, recent. I’ve never really baked. My mum didn’t love it when I was growing up. She would say it was too much effort for just a few minutes that the cakes would last, which is quite true. This isn’t to say that it was my mum’s fault. No, that’s not what I’m saying. I remember one day we baked a Tyrolean cake (or something like that, I’ve just translated literally from Spanish). I don’t remember what it had… Some ground almonds, and some spirits… It took us ages to bake it, and sure enough, it was gone pretty fast. We used to cook an orange spongecake, which took like five minutes to mix, and then maybe half an hour in the oven. That was easy enough to be cooked frequently. Anyway, for a couple of years now, I’ve tried baking bread with more or less success. I’ve also tried to bake several banana bread loaves, and even attempted to bake croissants …