Palacsinta Recipe + Monday Morning Cooking Club Book Review & Giveaway

by Holly on September 17, 2013

You may be thinking, “What is a Palacsinta?” And if you are unaware of what it is, then you are just like I was a couple weeks ago. Deprived.

Chocolate Crepe Cake #Recipe for Palacsinta from the Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook {via}

I was invited to review a copy of the new Monday Morning Cooking Club book (released today!) and I can honestly say I haven’t had this much fun with a new cookbook in a while. The recipes are unique, fun and the stories a pleasure to read. I really do love a book that gives a little background with each recipe and provides recipes I haven’t seen a thousand versions of already.

As you may have imagined the Monday Morning Cooking Club book is a collection of recipes from a group of friends who  indeed hold a get together on Monday mornings to cook together, spend time together and have a great time. If the recipes collected in the book are any indication, a fantastic time is had by all. I know I certainly would love to be in their kitchens!

I was thoroughly intrigued with many of the recipes, but I kept coming back to the recipe for something called “Palacsinta” and as you can see from the picture from the book below there is very good reason why!

Palacsinta from Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook

When I made this recipe I decided to make it for a little special Sunday brunch, fully accepting that this was listed in the book as a dessert, not brunch… I couldn’t resist anyway, especially with how much the weather has been switching back and forth between being Summery vs Autumnish.

To say that this is a decadent recipe is an understatement in the extreme. There should be no calorie counting here. Just accept that this is a slice of tender, crepe-like cake coated with rich, chocolatey layers of hot chocolate mix rendered into the batter and with a creamy hot chocolate sauce that magically comes together in the oven. It took about 30 minutes to make the batter and assemble the stack, plus another 30 minutes or so to bake it up. The recipe does seem to allow that you could make this ahead and just wait to pour the cream and bake just before serving, so if you wanted to serve this as a dessert, and you certainly should, then you’ll want to know that a little does indeed go a long way, but is so very, very good and indulgent. And frankly, with the start of another school year, a little indulgence is what was called for!


When I was invited to review the book I was able to request a copy to give away here on the blog so that giveaway can be found below! This is definitely a book you’ll want in your collection, so if you don’t want to take your chances on the giveaway, you can purchase the book directly today! And as if these women weren’t already cool enough, the profits from sales of the book go to charity.

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sara September 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Gotta be sweet potato cinnamon rolls for me…perfect treat on a chilly weekend morning

Ilona t September 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Apple squares!

Joan September 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Oh wow! That looks yummy!

Nora B September 18, 2013 at 7:31 am

I love to make pumpkin cornbread!

Margot C September 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Apple Pie with Ice Cream

Tiffany September 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

cannot WAIT to try these!!!! yum!!

libby September 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm

I love baked apples

barbara n September 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

Pumpkin Pie

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