Dark chocolate lemon layer cake

RECIPE: I’ve made variations of all the components in this layer cake before, but there were a few new techniques that I thought made it worth trying. As a point of interest, I calculated the cost of the ingredients and found that I had spent about $45AUD on ingredients. It took me about six hours…

Chocolate ganache tarts

RECIPE: I decided it was time to learn how to temper chocolate. The tart shells were made up from leftover cinnamon pastry from my Apple Mousse Crumble. They are filled with chocolate ganache and topped with tempered chocolate. COMPONENTS: I’ll take a moment here to discuss baking pans. The cinnamon tart shells were baked in…

Chocolate Overload Cupcakes

RECIPE: This is the second time I’ve made this recipe, and I was keen to experiment with the method to see if I could improve it. The first time I made it I followed the recipe and the cake turned out a bit grainy and dry. I didn’t adjust the quantities of ingredients this time,…