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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake by George Geary

A very moist and flavorful cake.. I like to use very very ripe bananas that are very dark. The sugars come up and wow.. so much flavor. Use any kind of Bundt tube pan for this recipe.

A trick I tell all of my students when you are making a Bundt cake… No need to grease and flour the pans as it is too difficult to get into all of the cracks and crevasses.. Spray pan with a non-stick spray. After the cake has completely baked, set a timer for exactly 10 minutes. Then invert directly on a cooking rack. The pan will lift off perfectly.

Chocolate at Wine and Roses by George Geary

Wine and Roses ~ Lodi, CA

Last week I was teaching in Lodi at the great Wine and Roses Event center/hotel, spa etc.. If you get into the Lodi area, they have so many great wineries and you can just head straight to Wine and Roses for tasting of the valley bounty. 

I taught a class all on chocolate and when I posted a picture of the cake with frosting the requests started coming in. So here they are!

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Enjoy! I am on my was to New Zealand to catch the World Cruise. See you in a few weeks!  

 

 

SDLiving. It's St. Patty's Day! by George Geary

St. Patty's Day! 

Tomorrow morning I will be making two desserts for the show. Check out SDLiving for my segment! Live at 9am on the CW6 in San Diego!

If you do not get the show or are not in aht area you can catch it later in the day on their website here: Show

Here are the recipes:

Baileys Chocolate Cherry Cake

Pistachio Cream Pie

 

 

Here is information on France 2016! 

SD Living July 10th, 2013.. Pina Colada Day! by George Geary

Today's set was fun and full of laughter.. I started the show off with blended Pina Coladas since its National PC Day! Did you know its the national drink of Puerto Rico...

 

Here is the recipe for the cake, cupcakes and also a drink..

Pina Colada Day Recipes 

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This Saturday (so sorry sold out) is my LA Food Tour.. From Tamales to Coffee Beans.. It will be great! Remember.. France is in May! 

It's All Green... Pistachio Cake with a Sherry Glaze by George Geary

I first made this cake in the early 1980s in a small Hollywood cake bakery called The Cake Walk it was on 3rd street and La Brea in the middle of all of the studios and the action.  Daily we would get filming crews, stars and the like. For weddings the groom would always pick this cake as the base. Funny how you can make a cake and the flavors and aroma of the kitchen take you back to days gone bye.

 

Here is the glazing of the cake.... We used to boast.. "Glazed with Harvey's Bristol Creme Sherry".. The only bottle of Harvey's was in the display case next to the cake. We used jug sherry at a tenth of the cost. Today I use Galleano Winery Sherry Crema Cask Three.. (Below is the link to order and more information).

Recipe for Pistachio Cake

Galleano Winery Sherry and Website

 

 

 

 

 

Banana Pecan Three Layer Cake! The Power of the Internet... by George Geary

Banana Pecan Three Layer Cake

Last night I thought I would bake a cake... I was about to get out the normal 9-inch pans and then decided that a taller version would be oh so much better! I had about 5lbs of over ripe bananas that I kept in the freezer. Time to defrost them! 

After mixing the batter and popping the cakes into the oven I thought I would check out Facebook.. After a short chat with a few friends the buzzer rang... I took the cakes out and placed them on a cooling rack.. Grab the iphone... snap snap.. Posted! Within 5 minutes these pictures went viral! You would have thought it was a star in trouble. No just a pastry chef that has baked for the stars!

The excitement of the posts were overwhelming.. From the high seas of crews around the globe to a colleague in the sky flying 40,000 feet in the air to UK and French friends.. to even my buddy Brian that is serving in Africa in the US Army. I wish I would have had a cake for each of them!

Today I iced and decorated the cakes.. Again. mayhem. This time from a few of my friends that are tv and music stars!

If you want to create mayhem and the world to talk here is the recipe... If you would like to get the pans to make the cake in.. you can order them from my store.. Also check out my new book you can pre-order!

Banana Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.