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Treat Mom to a Taste of Luxury: Chocolate Marquise Cake

April 29, 2024

This Mother's Day, shower Mom with love and sweetness by treating her to our Chocolate Marquise Cake adorned with decadent Colombina’s Dulce de Leche. It’s a divine combination of velvety chocolate, fluffy cream, and caramel bliss. Let's make this day unforgettable with a Mother’s Day dessert that speaks volumes of appreciation and affection. Dive into baking, and let Mom taste the love!

Hey there, culinary Adventurers! There are SO many mother’s day recipe ideas out there, but we can assure you that this will be the last stop in your search. Our very talented friends at Alicia’s Co. have shared with us a killer recipe for a delightful chocolate cake, perfect for elevating any Mother’s Day celebration (Thank you, Alicia’s Co.!).

Are you ready to dazzle Mom with a dessert that's as exquisite as she is? This Chocolate Marquise Cake topped with a generous dollop of Colombina’s Dulce de Leche will do the trick. It's the ultimate indulgence for Mother's Day, guaranteed to make Mom feel like royalty!

Let’s dive…


(Serves 6-8)

  • 250g of luxurious chocolate
  • 125g of salted butter (because every masterpiece needs a hint of salt)
  • 5 egg yolks (separated with precision)
  • 5 egg whites (ready to whip up some magic!)
  • 220g of sugar (for that irresistible sweetness)
  • 10g of cocoa powder (because chocolate on chocolate is always a good idea)
  • 60g of flour (just a touch to keep things together)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (for that extra dash of flavor)


  • As much caramel spread as your heart desires (go ahead, be generous!)
  • 500ml of cold heavy whipping cream (ready to whip into fluffy perfection)
  • 30g of sugar (to sweeten the deal)
  • Dark chocolate, for grating over the cake (because more chocolate is never a bad thing!)

Chocolate Cake for Mother’s Day with dulce de leche, cream, and strawberries  Chocolate marquise cake for Mother’s Day Dessert Recipe

How to Get it Done

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Let's get this chocolate party started!
  2. Begin by delicately separating those eggs. Yolks in one bowl, whites in another.
  3. In a bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together until smooth and irresistible. Let it cool to room temperature before moving on to the next step.
  4. Now, it's time to whip up some magic with those egg whites. Beat them until they form soft peaks, then gradually add the sugar until you've got yourself a fluffy meringue cloud.
  5. Stir the egg yolks and vanilla extract into the cooled chocolate/butter mixture until everything is perfectly combined.
  6. Gently fold a portion of the fluffy meringue into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, then carefully fold in the rest until it's a harmonious blend of chocolatey goodness.
  7. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, and fold gently until just combined. We want a tender, chocolatey embrace!
  8. Grease a 20-inch springform pan and line it with parchment paper. Pour in that luscious batter and spread it out evenly.
  9. Pop it in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Patience is a virtue, my friends!
  10. While the cake is baking, whip that cream with the sugar until it stands tall and proud. We're talking stiff peaks here, folks!
  11. Once the cake has cooled, carefully remove it from the pan. If it's feeling a bit clingy, a little chill time in the fridge should do the trick.

Plating Inspiration: Elevate Your Marquise Cake Presentation

Alright, you've mastered the art of crafting the perfect Chocolate cake for mother’s day, but now it's time to take it to the next level with some jaw-dropping plating ideas! After all, we eat with our eyes first, so let's make sure Mom's dessert looks as stunning as it tastes.

Chocolate Cake for Mother’s Day with dulce de leche, cream, and strawberries  Chocolate marquise cake for Mother’s Day Dessert Recipe

  • Elegant Drizzle: Start by placing a slice of your decadent marquise cake on a clean, white plate. Then, take a spoonful of extra dulce de leche and drizzle it gracefully over the top in a zigzag pattern. This adds a touch of artistry and extra sweetness to each bite.
  • Berry Bliss: Add a pop of color and freshness to your plate by garnishing with a few fresh berries, such as raspberries or strawberries. Arrange them artfully around the slice of marquise cake for a vibrant and inviting presentation that's as Instagram-worthy as it is delicious.
  • Caramel Sauce Cascade: There is nothing better than chocolate cake with dulce de leche! For this hack, create a caramel cascade effect on the plate. by drizzling a generous amount of warmed arequipe in a circular motion, allowing it to cascade down the sides of the plate like a caramel waterfall. Place your marquise cake slice in the center and watch as it becomes the star of this sweet show.
  • Floral Touch: Elevate the beauty of your dessert with a touch of nature-inspired elegance. Decorate the plate with a small edible flower or a delicate sprig of mint for a beautiful presentation that's sure to impress.

No matter how you choose to present it, this Chocolate Marquise Cake with Colombina’s Dulce de Leche is sure to steal the show and make Mom feel like the queen she is. So, go ahead, treat her to a taste of luxury this Mother's Day. After all, she deserves nothing but the best! Enjoy!

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