Chocolate-Bourbon-Pecan Cake

Happy 5th birthday to Riegl Palate! In keeping with tradition I’m sharing a chocolate cake recipe with all of you in celebration (the closest I can get to sharing an actual cake). [Read more…]

Red Wine-Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)

The theme for this month’s Gourmet Dinner Club (GDC) gathering was “red and pink foods” to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. I volunteered for dessert and set about looking for something to satisfy this criteria. [Read more…]

Tipsy Cake with Mascarpone Topping

In the summer of 2014 we took a trip to Nashville to visit with family. Knowing how much we love to eat Mark and Peggy J ensured that we tried lots of local fare including the landmark Loveless Cafe. [Read more…]

Orange-Almond-Polenta Cake

Having been wheat-free (or essentially gluten-free) for almost 18 months now I am more aware of recipes (particularly desserts) that are “naturally gluten-free” – meaning I do not have to make any adaptations to suit my dietary needs (or those of my growing group of friends who are in the same camp as me). You’d really be amazed at the number of fabulous desserts that can be made with gluten-free ingredients. [Read more…]

Lemon Upside-Down Cake

I recently made a day trip to New York City to have lunch with one of my oldest friends. Stefanie M and I have known each other since we started seventh grade at Immaculate Heart School in Hollywood, California, and let’s just say that more than a few decades have passed since then. [Read more…]

C&L’s Chocolate Truffle Cake

Happy 3rd Birthday to Riegl Palate! Like last year, since I can’t share an actual cake in person with all of you, I thought I’d share a very special cake recipe to celebrate. There are many things that I love about writing Riegl Palate that I never imagined would be so rewarding when I first conceived of writing a food blog. [Read more…]

Raspberry Sauce

Do you remember those days in the 1990’s when “fat-free” was the food craze? Everything you could imagine came in a fat-free option. Thankfully this didn’t last too long as wise people realized that taking out the fat was not only bad from a processing standpoint but also typically added to the calories.  [Read more…]

Chocolate-Orange Flourless Cake

Happy 2nd Birthday to Riegl Palate! Since I can’t share cake with all of you to celebrate the very least I can do is to share this wonderful flourless chocolate cake recipe with you. When I decided to try being wheat-free I knew that I needed to find a chocolate cake recipe to satisfy our chocolate cravings. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Everywhere you look it’s all about pumpkin. I even saw an ad celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. Recently I decided to make dessert for an informal gathering of good friends. I was thinking about what to make and I decided to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. [Read more…]

Chocolate Pound Cake

This recipe is ideal for many reasons. First it’s a chocolate cake with a chocolate glaze. Not much beats that (particularly in my family). Second the recipe makes two cakes which is perfect for me as I can serve one fresh and put the second in the freezer for a future occasion. [Read more…]