Gold Chocolate Tart

“Shining, shimmering, splendid” And the Academy Award for the most glamorous dessert goes to…The Rose Table’s Gold Chocolate Tart! Is this not the most stunning dessert you’ve ever seen? Here 23.7 K edible gold leaf sheets are applied to an intoxicating dark chocolate ganache, the top layer on a luscious dark chocolate tart. It’s just…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes

I’m a sucker for all things cookies ‘n’ cream. It’s my go-to birthday cake! I’ve adapted my cookies ‘n’ cream cake into cupcakes for you here. These are super moist dark chocolate cupcakes topped with Oreo cookie frosting and garnished with even more Oreos. Delicious! The only tricky thing about these cupcakes is piping the…

Bailey’s Fudge

This is the best fudge I’ve ever had. It’s creamy, it’s chocolatey, and it has the perfect Irish Cream flavor. Plus it takes five minutes to make! One of the best things about this fudge is its shelf life. It easily keeps for two or three weeks. I make fudge every year for Christmas because…

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies

Super soft chocolate cookies with Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips These chocolate pillows of mint heaven are easy to bake and so delicious! They’re quite minty even though the only mint in them is the Andes baking chips. I saw a bag on the shelf months ago and grabbed it to play with on…

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake Roll

I love making cake rolls. They’re so fun! This is a great cake recipe to have on half during the holidays. The cinnamon isn’t overpowering but gives it a lovely fall, fireside feeling. Cake rolls are not as hard as you might think. You just bake a sponge cake in a jelly roll pan, flip it…

Vampire Bite Cupcakes

I’ve been baking these fun vampire bite cupcakes for a decade and they’re finally on The Rose Table! I usually make these for Halloween but last night I baked them for a special occasion: a vampire watch party with my friend Irene. The Vampire Diaries is my favorite show of all time (you don’t even want…

Minnie Mouse Ear Cakes

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, I just don’t know what will. I can’t even take credit for this brilliant idea. I couldn’t decide what dessert to serve at Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion because I didn’t want something that was just spooky; I wanted a dessert that truly celebrated the ride. My friend Jason…

Dark Chocolate Maple Truffles

These are not just the best truffles I’ve ever made. These are the best truffles I’ve ever had. They’re smooth and creamy and have incredible maple flavor. These would make lovely gifts and would be gorgeous on a holiday cookie plate! I decorated them with edible gold to give them a beautiful sparkle. They’re absolutely amazing…

Peanut Butter Cup No-Bake Cheesecake

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! Chocolate and peanut butter: a match made in dessert heaven. I’ve been on a no-bake cheesecake kick lately since it’s 100 degrees outside and I love dessert but don’t love heating up my kitchen in the summertime. So I made a peanut butter no-bake cheesecake with an Oreo…

Chocolate Lavender Dream Cake

Layers of dark chocolate cake and lavender frosting piled high with blackberries and fresh cherries This is the dreamiest cake you’ll ever have. I came up with this show-stopping cake for A Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party. I wanted lavender for the “dream” angle since lavender helps you sleep. I did hours and hours and days…

Mint Julep Brownies

Love a good mint julep? Then you’ll love this dessert! I turned my love of mint juleps into a brownie dessert for my Kentucky Derby Party. Dark chocolate mint bourbon brownies are topped with bourbon whipped cream and drizzled* with dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce. *I use the term drizzled lightly here, as we…

Dark Chocolate Mint Hot Fudge Sauce

Delicious over ice cream, brownies, crepes, and more! I adore mint and chocolate. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations. This luscious dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce has the most wonderful texture – not too thin, not too thick – and isn’t overly sweet. This hot fudge sauce takes just a few minutes to…