Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mad Tea Party!

Oh, I'm late, I'm late!

A very happy un-birthday to all of you! Thanks so much to A Fanciful Twist for your inspiration!

I am a chef so I wanted to add a few Tea Party Favorites to today's fun! Visit my favorite Tea Party place in Paris...Laduree! The Macaroons alone are worth the trip!

My Favorite Tea Sandwich.....from Once Upon a Tart in NYC!

Vermont White Cheddar and Cucumber Sandwich with Mango Chutney Mustard on Sliced Seven Grain Bread

Recipe for Mango Chutney Mustard
In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, process 1 jar of Major Grey's Mango Chutney
with 1 cup coarse grain Dijon mustard
Courtesy of Frank and Jerome

and finally my favorite thing with a good cup of Earl Grey or Fresh Mint Tea is a slice of heavenly simple chocolate cake!

No Icing, No Flour, No Mixer, No Kidding!

preheat oven to 350
(1) 9 inch baking pan

2 cups unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
15 ounces best quality dark chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
8 eggs

Grease or spray the baking pan. Melt the butter, cream and Chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time. Add the sugar and stir until well dissolved, beat the eggs with a whisk or fork and add the chocolate mixture. Stir until well mixed and smooth.

Pour into pan and bake for 40 minutes. Remove and allow to cool in the pan (best if made 1 day ahead). Chill in cooler for 4- 6 hours. Dust with powdered sugar and serve. Voila!

Have a great Tea Party Today!


  1. the chocolate cake looks AMAZING!!! I will definitely have to try that, thanks for the recipe!


  2. OMG...the treats are amazing...and they taste wonderful!!!

    You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

  3. The cake was divine! I have eatten all day, but there is still room for that delicious cake! Thank you for inviting me. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

  4. oooh, everything looks so delicious, but I must admit the chocolate cake really caught my eye. Thanks so much for the recipe and the fun visit! ~ Lori

  5. I'm not kidding but how did you know that flourless chocolate is my very favorite cake ever?! No Joke.

    I am going to try your recipe.

    Blog parties are a blast!
    Chelsea @ Italian Postcards

  6. I have been having a fabulous tea party day! The treats you have posted looks delicious! That chocolate decadent!


  7. Oh man, that cake is unbelievable! Is the texture more like fudge, pudding, mousse??? or is it still cakey? My mind is blown... It looks delicious, I'm definitely making one. Happy tea party day to you!

  8. Oh how deliciously decadent are all your dishes!!! I could sit and eat all day!!!

    Happy Un-Tea Party Day!!!

    xoxo Cori

  9. I like nothing better than a great sandwich and the mango spread sounds deliciious.

    Renee xoxo

  10. I shall skip the macaroons (isn't this odd? I swear I must be the only person on the planet who isn't smitten with them...) and head right for that chocolate cake...may I have a slice? Look, I brought my very own plate...

  11. Oh I hope I'm not too late for some of your yummy treats! Be sure to stop by my party today and enter my giveaway. The tea kettle is still boiling!

  12. My, my! What delicious looking sweets!

    A very Merry Unbirthday!
    Erin :)

  13. Okay that's it! Your treats have won me over heart and soul!! They are beautiful!!! Macarons always make me feel betttter! Even if just looking at them! What a delicious part of WOnderland!!

  14. YUMMMMMMMM that sandwich sounds like a feast unto itself..there should be a name beyond sandwich....but oh! you DO know how to party in style!!!!
    {{{pinches a macaroon and waves goodbye}}}

  15. Oh my! what delights! How heavenly! I would so love a nibble of that sandwich. Yummy!
    Thank you for sharing such wonders!

  16. OOoooo!! Tea parties are always better the next your cake! Thanks for having me and providing such extraordinary treats!

  17. Those macaroons are so fanciful! But that cake! It makes me swoon to think of it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will be writing that one down!

    I am having a giveaway on my tea party post at ...I hope you will stop by!

    Enjoy the day!

  18. Sorry I'm late. I just escaped my own mad party.

    I'm so glad I visited your enchanting place. As for the chocolate - I'm feeling a sugar rush of magical magnitude coming on. I shall enjoy every ounce of it. Yummy!

  19. What yummy treats you are offering. Thanks very much! :-)

  20. Can't beat a SWEET chocolate cake or cupcakes!!! tee hee

  21. What a so yummy cake!
    just beautiful Mad tea party´s post!
    You´re invited to my party, too!


    from cold winter

  22. all these desserts made me want to go find something sweet to eat..and I don't really feel that way ususally- but those look YUMMY!

  23. Mmm, your treats look amazing! It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to mundane!

  24. Okay that chocolate treat looks amazing and the macaroons are too beautiful to eat! Thanks for a great party!


  25. Oh my that cake! I shall simply expire from the decadence! How truly mad! Perfect for the tea party!

  26. Oh yum. Next week I am going to do a bit of extra and braver grocery shopping and will definitely try what you have recommended. I will also want to be tasting this cake so I am remembering this one!
    Thank you for the little recipe you shared with me.

  27. Now that's a party! So sorry it took me this long to drop in. Your recipes look divine! What a beautiful blog. ~Nan