Black Forest Cake

“The best black forest cake I ever had,” according to food blogger Chomp Dallas. Black Forest Cake is the king of German cakes, in my opinion. Contrary to popular belief, German Chocolate Cake is not German. Repeat after me: German Chocolate Cake is not German. It was invented by the German Chocolate brand, named after the founder….

Banana Trifle

The best banana trifle you will ever have Why don’t I make trifles more often? The beauty of trifles for entertaining is that they’re actually better days after you make them. All the ingredients have a chance to get acquainted and you have a chance to wash and dry all the dishes days before your…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

I don’t have the best photos of this delightful cookie but what can I say? I write about my real life here on The Rose Table and sometimes that means taking a few iPhone photos on the fly, packing up cookies on a picnic, and totally forgetting to take beautifully staged photos. That won’t deter…

Ghosts in the Graveyard

An updated Halloween classic I’ve eaten Ghosts in the Graveyard almost every Halloween of my life. My mom made it at all of my Halloween parties and I continue the tradition today. It just wouldn’t be Halloween without it! I’ve updated the classic dirt pudding dish with freshly whipped cream instead of the whipped topping…

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Tres Leches

I find tres leches to be a little boring flavor-wise so I upped the flavor game with Mexican vanilla bean and cinnamon whipped cream. You’ll never go back to another tres leches once you’ve had a bite of this! Photography by Darling Photography  Tres leches is a Mexican milk cake. It’s a basic 9×13 yellow…

Caramel Apple Cake

An easy apple cake with caramel icing I don’t make a lot of sheet cakes because I love the drama of a tiered cake but for this I make an exception. I bake this cake every fall and start looking forward to it on Independence Day! If you’ve never made an apple cake before, you’re…

Amaretto Milkshakes

Disaronno goes down so smooth in a vanilla milkshake!  Why don’t I make milkshakes more often? This really hit the spot! None of my guests believed me that there was alcohol in this milkshake. Each milkshake has a shot of amaretto in an otherwise vanilla milkshake. Amaretto is an almond liquor that goes down so nice, it’s…

Dark Chocolate Doughnuts

These super soft doughnuts pack a ton of dark chocolate flavor  I tested so many chocolate doughnut recipes before settling on this one. It’s light and fluffy with a deep, dark chocolate flavor. These are baked, not fried, so they’re much healthier than your average doughnut and super moist from the buttermilk. Little known fact:…

Ice Cream Board

In an effort to post more entertaining ideas, I give you the Ice Cream Board. Think cheese board but instead of crackers and charcuterie, we have chocolate chips and cookies and everything else needed for a fabulous summer soiree. I’m going to confess this right off the bat: I technically used gelato. What can I…

Frozen Bananas

The perfect summertime treat! My family has an inside joke about frozen bananas. Once at Disneyland we were all picking afternoon treats and my dad saw a cart and said, “Ooh, how good does a frozen banana sound?” He was so excited to see what that meant and completely dismayed when the cast member handed…