Chocolate cakes – Des Chocolatines http://deschocolatines.com/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:39:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://deschocolatines.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/des.png Chocolate cakes – Des Chocolatines http://deschocolatines.com/ 32 32 PH made knives, legendary chocolate cakes and balut pâté https://deschocolatines.com/ph-made-knives-legendary-chocolate-cakes-and-balut-pate/ https://deschocolatines.com/ph-made-knives-legendary-chocolate-cakes-and-balut-pate/#respond Sat, 13 Nov 2021 03:35:00 +0000 https://deschocolatines.com/ph-made-knives-legendary-chocolate-cakes-and-balut-pate/ Here is my overview of the latest finds: Knives Every cook needs a good knife, and I recently found one that is proudly designed and handcrafted in the Philippines by Ryan David of Nacionale Bladeworks. Nacionale was a dream David had about 15 years ago, when he was a cook and loved it, “although he […]]]>

Here is my overview of the latest finds:

Knives

Every cook needs a good knife, and I recently found one that is proudly designed and handcrafted in the Philippines by Ryan David of Nacionale Bladeworks.

Nacionale was a dream David had about 15 years ago, when he was a cook and loved it, “although he only makes 150P a day,” he said. His culinary journey has not been easy. Indeed, by deciding to cook, David broke his mother’s heart. Reluctantly and in tears, she agreed to send her son to culinary school.

David remembers his first set of knives. Everyone had the same set and he wanted his to be different. As such, he had his: RyanDavid311 engraved.

He felt more comfortable with his second knife. It reflected his character and personality, plus it was meaningful. His grandfather gave him the ax, bought in China.

Chinese cuisine being his main cooking, David felt that the authenticity of his knife gave him an advantage.

He said jokingly, “It gave me superpowers! It was a mighty extension of my hand.

Family homework called him and David had to leave his first love behind to help with the family business.

Knives by Nacionale Bladeworks

Soon after joining the family business, he started a business called The Perfect White Shirt. His business has gone so well that he barely had time for anything else.

But once a cook, always a cook. In his words, “I couldn’t let go. I was proud of this life. It was an honor to have worked in a professional kitchen.

If he couldn’t be in the kitchen, at least he had to do something about the food.

When he met Karen, now his wife, his passion for food and food preparation was rekindled. Together they built a house and shared the same passion for cooking and kitchen gadgets. Luckily, he’s found a partner who supports all of his hobbies and obsessions, from skateboards to vintage cast iron pans and knives.

Two of his hobbies, skateboards and knives, turned into lucrative businesses. The Davids continued to design knives with handles made from the skateboards they make.

The couple also make cookware for chefs.

I proudly used their tools to style the dishes for “Notes From My Kitchen 2”, my next cookbook. And I was happy. They were easy to use and so beautiful. Like his knives, the tools made veneer hassle-free. (nacionalebladeworks.com; @nacionalebladeworks on Instagram)

Iconic cake

There are messages you are happy to receive, like the one from Tiny Guidotti of Cakes by Louise, especially when he says, “We are the family that made Cookie Monster chocolate cakes.

The iconic 70s cake is back and it’s exactly how I remember it. Dense but soft, moist, gooey and chocolatey.

The famous Cookie Monster cake

Vicki Guidotti was one of the founders, owners and pastry chefs of Cookie Monster bakery which was established in 1977. At the time, their legendary chocolate cakes were a Sunday staple for virtually everyone. The beloved chocolate cake is making a comeback.

Louise, Manoli and Tiny’s 13-year-old daughter, began cooking with her father and grandmother Vicki during lockdown. The young woman, under the supervision of her lola, has since perfected Vicki’s valuable recipes and now has her own budding home business which she calls Cakes by Louise. In her list is the same old banana cream pie and fruit cake from her lola’s bakery.

Indeed, there was no such thing at the time. Now savor a blast from the past. (Tel. 0920-9098459, @ cakes.bylouise on Instagram)

Pâté Balut

When Chef Redd Agustin sends me food from his kitchen, it’s always something to look forward to. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of his chicharon pupor and now his luxurious balut pâté.

Silky, smooth, light and sublime whipped, it can only be compared to foie gras pâté, in texture and in the mouth. It’s delicious and my best personal pâté of the year.

Pâté Balut

Agustin learned how to perfect his balut pâté from his mentor, the late chef Ed Quimson. It’s easy to make and the ingredients aren’t complicated: 16-day-old duck eggs, chicken liver, fresh thyme, cream and butter.

The secret lies in the way the liver is cooked and the brand of butter used.

“Like all dishes, kung ano ang mahal, ‘yun ang masarap,” Agustin joked.

This balut pâté is divine and worth every calorie! (Tel. 0917-4382133; @theporkproject on Instagram) INQ

Follow the author on @iamreggieaspiras on Instagram and Facebook; reggieaspiras.com.

]]>
https://deschocolatines.com/ph-made-knives-legendary-chocolate-cakes-and-balut-pate/feed/ 0
Where to find the best and sweetest chocolate cakes in Singapore, Lifestyle News https://deschocolatines.com/where-to-find-the-best-and-sweetest-chocolate-cakes-in-singapore-lifestyle-news/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://deschocolatines.com/where-to-find-the-best-and-sweetest-chocolate-cakes-in-singapore-lifestyle-news/ Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate is known for its decadent and satisfying taste, especially when combined with sugar and dairy products. Turn it into a chocolate cake, and we’ve got a winning combination of comfort food and fun, whether it’s for celebratory occasions or the endless days in between. (PMS and stress at work, we’re […]]]>

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate is known for its decadent and satisfying taste, especially when combined with sugar and dairy products.

Turn it into a chocolate cake, and we’ve got a winning combination of comfort food and fun, whether it’s for celebratory occasions or the endless days in between. (PMS and stress at work, we’re watching you.)

Here, we’ve rounded up the best (in our opinion) chocolate cakes in Singapore to get your fix. Keep scrolling to find out and keep this page handy.

PS You can make your own chocolate cake, but unless you are confident and experienced like Fann Wong and other home bakers, you are probably better off ordering a rich, chewy, guaranteed chocolate cake from these stores. .

1. Sunday people

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMOSoPqHzzJ/?utm_source=ig_embed

Sunday Folks’ best-selling chocolate cake is the Rich Cognac Chocolate Ganache Cake. As the name suggests, the ganache is made up of 56% cocoa and cognac, which gives an irresistible taste.

A minimum order of $ 65 will get you free island-wide shipping so you can get the cake when you greet guests or get a birthday cake for a chocolate junkie.

Buy it here.

2. PS Cafe

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIS_wTiHjii/?utm_source=ig_embed

PS Cafe Double Chocolate Dark Cake is made from two layers of moist chocolate cake topped with dark chocolate ganache.

While it doesn’t have any fancy decorations, the rich flavors are enough to impress. The 6 inch cake costs $ 58 while the 8 inch cake costs $ 90. Order via their website two working days in advance.

Buy it here.

3. Botanica Cake by Sharon

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLf6vXunBwy/?utm_source=ig_embed

Cake Botanica is an advocate of raw food and therefore its cakes are made with 100% plant-based ingredients. Their Chocolate Plant Cake with Raw Coconut Cream is particularly noteworthy and might change your mind about the plant-based diet. Cocoa butter, ganache, coconut cream and oil are mixed to create a harmoniously rich and fragrant cake.

Buy it here.

ALSO READ: Best Basque burnt cheesecakes in Singapore

4. Kura

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE9SmWwno0Q/?utm_source=ig_embed

Kura offers a range of mouth-watering French delicacies such as Marou Triple Chocolat Paris Brest, Opéra Noisette and Chocolat Mont Blanc. The backbone of their desserts is the use of quality ingredients, such as cocoa beans from the chocolate maker Marou who grows and produces their own beans in Vietnam.

Buy it here.

5. The fabulous baker

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzCcRq4n53f/?utm_source=ig_embed

Fabulous Baker Boy Cook and Baker Juwanta likes to draw inspiration from his travels and ancestral recipes to create his delicious cuisine.

The Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake uses Valrhona chocolate which is infused with sea salt and caramel before being coated with a rich layer of Valrhona chocolate ganache buttercream. Cake orders require at least five business days notice.

Buy it here.

6. Two pastry chefs

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhtkysngK8/?utm_source=ig_embed

Two Bake Boys was founded by Kitty, an aviation industry professional, during the coronavirus crisis. The star product is actually the multilayer Thai tea pancake cake, because founder Kitty is actually Thai.

Since you can choose the flavors from the box, also try the chocolate, black sesame or tiramisu flavors. The pancake cake comes with a sauce that can be served refrigerated or reheated in the microwave for 10 seconds before basting it on the cake for added punch.

Buy it here.

ALSO READ: 5 Unique Treats To Order On Instagram That Are Not Cakes, Cookies Or Coffee

7. Lady M

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMBWw7cLLuo/?utm_source=ig_embed

Lady M recently collaborated with whiskey label The Macallan to create a dark chocolate mousse cake infused with The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old whiskey.

This limited edition fragrance is no longer available, but we also love the Mille Crêpes au Chocolat, the Chocolate Cake or the Checkers cake made with a checkerboard of vanilla and chocolate sponge cake.

Buy it here.

8. Cupcakes

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCaIWatHK5y/?utm_source=ig_embed

I love both chocolates and durian? Then you can’t pass up the Upcakes MSW Durian Chocolate Cake which has an entire layer of sweet and sour durian filling.

The brand was founded in 2019 by Aaron Lee and his wife after trying to bake a birthday cake for their child Andrew, who has Down syndrome. For those who can’t appreciate the King of Fruit, Upcakes offers pure chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip cake.

Buy it here.

9. Terribly chocolatey

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE6okXfMDvK/?utm_source=ig_embed

As the name suggests, Awfully Chocolate specializes in chocolate and offers various iterations including All Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Banana Cake, and Chocolate Tiramisu. PS: also try their Hei ice cream, you won’t be disappointed.

Buy it here.

ALSO READ: Best Traditional Bakeries in Singapore

10. Singapore Coffee

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLBrr7AnTML/

Along with the lavish Nanyang-style interior, Singapore Coffee – located on the first floor of the Raffles Hotel Arcade – is also a coffee lover’s paradise (they use beans from artisan Asian plantations).

Besides the variety of brunch and desserts, the one you must try is the melted chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream and a shot of freshly brewed coffee.

Buy it here.

11. Lavo Singapore

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ8E0fRnHsC/?utm_source=ig_embed

In fact, a lot of delicious chocolate cakes can be found in restaurants. For example, this awesome 20-layer chocolate cake from Restaurant Lavo in Marina Bay Sand.

It is composed of a chocolate devil’s cake as well as a peanut butter mascarpone cream. Not only is it delicious, but it’s Instagram-worthy too.

Buy it here.

12. Pulse Pastry

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjzE8Y6HVPF/?utm_source=ig_embed

The name Pulse Pâtisserie is inspired by the rhythmic 90s genre music called trip-hop, and the brand quickly gained followers for its stunning designs.

Take for example the Camilla cake made with salted butter caramel and Caramelia Valrhona milk chocolate. It is undoubtedly a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

Buy it here.

ALSO READ: 5 Best Halal Pastry Shops in Singapore for Affordable Birthday Cakes

13. Origin of chocolate

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNOmptQHwx4/?utm_source=ig_embed

Chocolate Origin Chocolate Cake is a two-tiered creation made from chocolate ganache. The dark chocolate version is particularly unique because it showcases the ingredient’s inherently slightly bitter taste.

The brand’s Cuppa Lava Cake is also another iconic dessert that you would certainly have seen before. You can also get handcrafted slats with unique designs at their Kallang Wave, Bugis Junction, White Sands, and Jurong Point outlets.

Buy it here.

14. Key pastry

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-GfdVqnB_w/?utm_source=ig_embed

Pâtisseie Clé was founded in 2018 by local pastry chefs Germaine Li and Joy Chiam.

The two had met while studying at the prestigious Ferrandi Culinary Institute in Paris while completing their diploma in French pastry arts. They perfected their art at the five-star luxury hotel Hôtel Le Bourgogne and at the Yann Couvreur pastry shop.

After returning to Singapore, the two worked in the three Michelin star restaurants Les Amis and Joël Robuchon before opening Pâtisseie Clé. For chocolate cakes, get The Gentleman who added whiskey, or the Hazelnut with 64% dark chocolate ganache.

Buy it here.

15. Lana cakes

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXYiGxnQb1/?utm_source=ig_embed

Lana Cakes was founded in 1964 by Violet Kwan after her sister-in-law Lani (part of the brand’s inspiration) taught her how to bake a cake at home while visiting Hawaii. She officially established Lana Cake Shop on Greenwood Avenue, where the brand is still located today.

Since then, the brand has expanded its offering from three to 12 cake flavors, including the classic Chocolate Fudge and Moka Cream.

Buy it here.

ALSO READ: The best wedding cake and dessert shops in Singapore

16. Café des clans

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlHnvuqn2Ij/?utm_source=ig_embed

Part of the Straits Clan family, Clan Cafe is located on historic Bukit Pasoh Road. The ‘gram-worthy coffee’ serves up a host of East Asian palates favorite brunches.

Of course, don’t forget to save some space for the fan favorite double chocolate cake.

Buy it here.

17. The Dark Gallery

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBImwk0ncQB/?utm_source=ig_embed

It’s not hard to guess that The Dark Gallery specializes in chocolate desserts of its name. The Signature Dark Chocolate Cake is made with 66% dark chocolate mousse. For those who like a bolder flavor, get the mocha cake made with 72% Venezuelan dark chocolate and espresso ganache.

Buy it here.

18. Laurent Bernard Chocolatier

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNJ9jM-ndHF/?utm_source=ig_embed

The brand was founded by French chocolatier Laurent Bernard, determined to select the best ingredients from around the world to make chocolates, sourcing beans from countries like Trinidad, Venezuela or the Dominican Republic.

The resulting creations, including various chocolate cakes, do not disappoint. There are several shops in Singapore, including Laurent’s Cafe & Chocolate Bar at Robertson Quay.

Buy it here.

ALSO READ: Late Night Desserts in Singapore: Where to Go for Sweet Treats After Office Hours

19. Jane’s Cake Station

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ7j1NMFp9s/

Jane’s Cake Station has gained a loyal following without being on Instagram. Founder Jane Lim learned baking from her mother, and her seasonal durian cake is considered her “claim to fame”. Besides durian, chocolate cake also keeps people coming back for more.

Buy it here.

This article first appeared in Nuyou and Her online world.

]]>
Sweet Sweetness: Portillo’s Offers Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cakes | New https://deschocolatines.com/sweet-sweetness-portillos-offers-heart-shaped-chocolate-cakes-new/ Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://deschocolatines.com/sweet-sweetness-portillos-offers-heart-shaped-chocolate-cakes-new/ CHICAGO, January 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – by Portillo, the fast and casual restaurant brand known for its menu of trendy Chicago food, proudly announces a new charitable partnership with No hungry child. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Portillo’s will offer its Heart Shaped Chocolate Cake, a limited-time holiday tour on the brand’s famous iconic […]]]>

CHICAGO, January 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – by Portillo, the fast and casual restaurant brand known for its menu of trendy Chicago food, proudly announces a new charitable partnership with No hungry child. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Portillo’s will offer its Heart Shaped Chocolate Cake, a limited-time holiday tour on the brand’s famous iconic chocolate cake ($ 15.99$ 16.99, depending on location).

As part of this partnership, Portillo’s will make a donation $ 5 of each cake purchased – up to 25 $000 – to No Kid Hungry. This charitable contribution will benefit No Kid Hungry’s mission to end child hunger in America by ensuring that all children receive the healthy food they need every day to thrive.

“As a supporter of No Kid Hungry and convinced that all children across America should have access to meals, Portillo’s is proud to partner with No Kid Hungry on this important initiative,” said the CEO of Portillo . Michael osanloo. “We look forward to bringing our delicious and famous chocolate cakes for a cause to our guests across the country.”

One-layer cakes will be available in restaurants from February 5-14. Guests are encouraged to pre-order from January 12 To portillos.com or by calling 866-YUM-BEEF.

Portillo fans across the country can also purchase a Heart Shaped Cake to portillos.com. The shop-n-ship cake sells at $ 43.99, which includes free two-day shipping, and can be shipped to all 50 states.

“The children of United States are living extraordinary times – one in four children could live with hunger today because of the coronavirus, ”said Diana hovey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships for No Kid Hungry. “We are grateful for Portillo’s support as we work to ensure all children receive the healthy meals they need.”

For more information on the restaurant, visit www.portillos.com or follow Portillo on Facebook, Twitter, Where Instagram. Customers can find the Portillo location closest to home by visiting portillos.com/placements.

About Portillo
In 1963, Dick portillo invested $ 1,100 in a small trailer to open the first hot dog stand in Portillo Villa Park, Illinois, which he called “The Dog House”. Years later, Portillo’s has grown to include restaurants in over 60 locations across multiple states. Portillo’s is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, grilled burgers, fresh salads, and famous chocolate cake. The Portillo’s brand also includes Barnelli’s restaurants which serve award-winning ribs, pasta with house sauces and fresh salads. Portillo ships food to all 50 states via Portillos.com. Portillo’s Home Kitchen is the company’s fast growing restaurant business.

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 children could face hunger today. No Kid Hungry works to end childhood hunger by helping to launch and improve programs that give all children the healthy food they need to thrive. It is a problem that we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us on nokidhungry.org.

]]>
4 heartwarming old-fashioned chocolate cakes to buy at O’ahu now https://deschocolatines.com/4-heartwarming-old-fashioned-chocolate-cakes-to-buy-at-oahu-now/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://deschocolatines.com/4-heartwarming-old-fashioned-chocolate-cakes-to-buy-at-oahu-now/ SSometimes you have to fight darkness with darkness. And so these days, we often crave a slice of deep chocolate cake: the old-fashioned kind, darker than dobash, rich and chocolatey almost to the point of fondant, and yet with just a little bit of elasticity to lift us out of the depths. Here are our […]]]>

SSometimes you have to fight darkness with darkness. And so these days, we often crave a slice of deep chocolate cake: the old-fashioned kind, darker than dobash, rich and chocolatey almost to the point of fondant, and yet with just a little bit of elasticity to lift us out of the depths.

Here are our favorite chocolate cakes (and a very classic chocolate soufflé), available individually or in individual portions, more or less chocolatey:

From top to bottom: Chocolate Madness Cake, MW Chocolate Cake, Fudge Cake, Chocolate Soufflé. Steve Martin 8 inch Celadon Porcelain Plate, $ 33, Fishcake (307C Kamani St., (808) 800-6151). Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

1. Chocolate Madness Cake

$ 8.95 from ‘Aiea Bowl

This cake literally towers over the rest, with six layers so chocolatey you almost don’t know where the cake ends and the dark chocolate frosting begins. Pieces of chocolate cake, almost like brownies, scattered on top, take it all, well, on top of it, to insane levels.

99-115 ‘Aiea Heights Drive, # 310,’ Aiea, (808) 488-6854, aieabowl.com, @aieabowl


2. Chocolate soufflé

$ 13 at Roy

This one’s an oldie but oh-so-goodie. Roy’s sumptuous chocolate soufflé, on the menu since the early 90s, is as sexy as it gets. Fresh out of the oven, it’s hot and crispy-crunchy on top with a dusting of powdered sugar. Pat it down with your spoon and watch the cake release a decadent liquid and silky fudge. It is accompanied by a raspberry coulis and, for hot-cold, dark-meets-light, a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Also available for take out, order 20 minutes in advance, royyamaguchi.com, @royshawaii


3. MW chocolate cake

$ 6 from MW

Of all the chocolate cakes here, MW’s looks the most delicate, but make no mistake about it. A crisp, shiny sparkle reveals layers of chocolate ganache cushioning the devil’s cake, set on a platform of milk chocolate crunch. It’s like eating a chocolate cake with spoonfuls of chocolate cereal, which of course means this cake is perfectly acceptable for breakfast.

1538, boulevard Kapi’olani, # 107, 955-6505, mwrestaurant.com, @mwrestaurant


4. Fudge cake

$ 4.50 from the market and Diamond Head grill

Diamond Head Market and Grill offers a number of chocolate cakes, from flourless cakes to raspberry or peanut butter fillings. But his fudge cake is the most classic. Chocolate cake purists won’t find any distractions here: just three layers of chewy, chewy cake, set in place and sealed with chocolate frosting.

3158 avenue Monsarrat, (808) 732-0077, Diamondheadmarket.com, @diamondheadmarketandgrill

]]>