I don’t really have a suitable photo to illustrate this post and instead will share these cakes that I baked this past Saturday. After the big Sichuan dinner, we all headed back to our flat to eat cake!


I used recipes I’d tried before from Orangette – the chocolate fondant cake and the lemon yogurt cake. The chocolate cake never fails but this time, the lemon cake didn’t bake evenly and so I had to perform some cake surgery to remove the offending parts. Instead of the suggested glaze, I made a lemon buttercream to frost it. I know these aren’t at all Chinese desserts but they were a nice way to finish our Chinese celebrations!