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Chocolate strawberry cake

choclate strawberry cake 1Of all valentine’s desserts i believe a decadent chocolate and strawberry cake shouts it better! Nothing says i love you more than a homemade dessert, it holds so much care.

This special cake is not just looking beautiful but it is delicious too. It is love at first bite!

chocolate strawberry cake 2Whether you celebrate valentines day or you don’t, you can bake this cake any day you wish to spread love and joy at home.

You will be surprised from this foolproof cake, how easy and doesn’t require baking skills at all. You will be encouraged to do it more often if you are not really a big fan of baking.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted(of a good quality)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped strawberry

Mix all dry ingredients together then add vanilla, vinegar, oil and water. Combine well before folding in the strawberries.

Grease a 9″ heart pan and bake on 180°C for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

chocolate strawberry cake 3chocolate strawberry cake 4Keep aside until completely cool and meanwhile prepare the ganache to wrap it up.

  • 200g chopped chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Heat the cream until about to boil and dump in the chocolate. Let it rest for 5 minutes before mixing well. The silky ganache will appear gradually while mixing.

Let it rest 15 minutes in the fridge to hold itself before pouring it over the cake.

chocolate strawberry cake 5I told you it’s so easy and could be done in no time! Garnish with strawberries for the festive look. Isn’t it so beautiful?! Wait until you taste it too.

chocolate strawberry cake 6The moist texture is heavenly. It stays up to 3 days outside the fridge, and if you wish to serve it cold, keep it for up to one week in the fridge. This cake doesn’t feature eggs, milk or butter so the life duration is longer. Don’t hesitate to try it and give me your suggestions.

chocolate strawberry cake 7I wish you love 366 days a year. Isn’t 2016 a leap year? An additional day to love and be loved 😉

chocolate strawberry cake 8chocolate strawberry cake 9If you like this post give it some likes and shares to spread the joy. Don’t forget to like marmite et ponpon facebook page and follow on twitter. More interesting posts are yet to come.



chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

Today it’s our 3rd wedding anniversary and it coincides with the post number 100 for marmite et ponpon.

Booze cake sounds a brilliant idea! Of course not any booze but Antoun’s favorite: Whiskey! And to jazz it up i decided to coat it with caramel whiskey sauce! A real pleasure to the palate!

chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

You might be wondering what’s this drawing underneath! Well Nady must add his touch as well. I used one of his big drawing as a runner on the table. I found it a bright idea to let him participate in our surprise to papa.

chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

To do this irresistible cake you will need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup whiskey of good quality

Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Whisk on medium speed until the ingredients are well incorporated then add the water and booze.

Pour in greased and floured pan (12 cups) and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a wood pick comes out clean.

chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

Let it rest before removing from pan. Meantine you can prepare the caramel sauce.

chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp whiskey

Place sugar on medium heat. Pour water and bring to boil. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until all sugar crystals are dissolved. Remove cover and continue to boil until sugar becomes golden brown.

remove from heat and stir in the butter and cream and return to low heat, whisking until all smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool for couple of minutes before adding the whiskey. bring it to room temperature and allow it to thicken a bit yet still pourable.

Now it’s ready to pour over the cake!

chocolate whiskey cake with caramel whiskey sauce

The smell of chocolate, caramel and whiskey tickles your senses. Three magical constituents, make you feel love from the first sight! A perfect cake to celebrate 3 years of love. Not just only love or we will be too perfect to believe!

t's such an appealing cake you will feel love from the first sight!

My lovely antoun, you were more than a husband; you were a friend, colleague, father and most of all a great support in all ups and downs of the life. May our marriage last long and our love flourishes to be a good example to our Nady. Happy 3rd anniversary!

t's such an appealing cake you will feel love from the first sight!

aish el saraya (bread of royal castle) – a flavoursome lebanese bread pudding

aish el sarayaA palatable lebanese deli, flavored with orange blossom. Very light, easy to prepare and your toddlers will love it .



  1. 1 1/2 cup milk full fat
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tbsp corn flour
  4. 1 1/2 tbsp orange blossom

sugar syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom

Enough toast to line the plate you will be preparing the dessert in.

Crushed pistachios to sprinkle over, or if you prefer almond or walnuts. They all taste wonderful with it.


  • Line the toast in the plate
  • Make the syrup: combine water, sugar and lemon and place over medium heat to allow the sugar to melt,  then add the orange blossom and pour the hot syrup over the toast to let them soak in it. Put aside
  • Prepare the pudding: mix the milk, sugar and corn flour together and place over medium heat and keep stirring until the mixture becomes viscous then add the orange blossom and pour it over the soaked toasts.
  • When it cools to room temperature put it in the fridge for at least 5 hours, better for overnight.

Don’t forget to sprinkle the pistachios, almonds or walnut over before serving!

Absolutely yummy