Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts by Maida Heatter

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  • lynnkay on February 23, 2010

    Heatter's instructions are impeccable. Everything I've tried has come out just as she says it will--absolutely delicious!

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  • Queen Mother's cake

    • robinorig on March 04, 2012

      Have played around with the icing, adding corn syrup if I want a glossier icing. My standby chocolate party cake along with the similar Robert Redford cake (larger ad uses honey instead of sugar).

    • bktravels on April 12, 2020

      We love this cake and make it fairly often. Unfortunately, as with a number of Maida's recipes, the baking time and/or the oven temperature is way off. I feel as though it is an experiment every time I make it. My best guess is 45 to 50 minutes total time in the oven. As Alowishs notes, start checking it early.

    • Alowishs on April 02, 2016

      (on page 30) Seventy minutes baking time is too long. Start checking at 55 minutes. I flubbed up the icing - my fault, not Maida's, of course. I added corn syrup because I had no faith in there being enough sugar in the chocolate. I should try to make this again without the mistakes.

  • All-American brownies

  • Frozen chocolate mousse

    • MollyB on March 25, 2019

      This recipe is fabulous! About as good as a chocolate dessert can be, with the crunch of the chocolate cookie crust and the creamy, frozen chocolate filling with a hint of coffee. It is quite rich, so a little goes a long way. I usually either make half the recipe in a 7-inch springform pan, or make the whole recipe and freeze half (well wrapped) to save for later. The optional chocolate leaf garnish is great if you have time and have the right kind of leaves.

  • The newest cheesecake

    • WendyKinney on July 11, 2011

      We make very few cheesecake recipes twice-since it costs us the opportunity to try something new. This recipe, though, is incredible. Serve with Rose Levy Berenbaum's raspberry puree and sauce (orgasmic) and Maida Heatter's peanut butter sauces, and her French chocolate sauce. Incredible.

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