Classic Mocha Slab Cake

Classic Mocha Slab Cake

Viennese style pastries have always been popular in Mexico, and when I was a kid, mocha buttercream torte (pastel vienés de moka) was a classic item to find on the menu at restaurants and tea parlors. Slices from round or slab mocha cakes were tempting treats to enjoy with a cup of coffee (or a glass of milk in my case). I have construed my homemade version of this Classic Mocha Slab Cake with two layers of coffee-flavoured chocolate cake, and a rich coffee and cocoa buttercream filling and icing. The cake is finished with chocolate shavings … click on title for more

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte I

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte I

I have received a couple of comments related to a series in honour of my late mom, from people who have lived in the Mexican state of Coahuila, more specifically, in Agujita, my mom's birthplace. One of them lamented that the posts were not written in Spanish, so I decided to translate the three-part series … click on title for more