This sweet little bakery on Austin Street specializes in classic American cakes and tarts, along with cupcakes, cookies and specialty desserts. It also has a cozy seating area and piping hot coffee.
Martha’s Country Bakery has three Queens locations, and they’ll soon open their first Williamsburg outpost in a new development in the neighborhood.
One of the many desserts to come out of Martha’s country bakery, this dynamite combines puff pastry with vanilla custard & a lot of berries. The resulting combination is a confection you’d expect to see at a fancy restaurant.
To assemble, slice each rectangle of dough into thirds, keeping them equal in size (a 6 inches by 8 inch baking sheet works great). The most impressive part is that they bake up beautifully! To a large extent, the secret to this cake is the technique that binds it all together: a hot dry iron for reshaping the pastry into thin sheets.
In short, this is an impressive display of culinary skill that you’ll want to sample by yourself. Using an ice cream scoop to transfer it into your mouth is just the beginning of a memorable experience.
To get your hands on the real deal, you need to be in the vicinity of one of their three locations. Enter your address into Postmates to find out if you’re within the delivery area, then place your order for a tasty treat. You can save some money by getting an Uber One membership, which entitles you to $0 delivery fees on select orders.
Chocolate Fudge Cake
A fudge cake is a dense chocolate cake that uses both cocoa powder and melted chocolate to give it an intensely chocolate flavor. Fluffy chocolate cake recipes rely on cocoa powder alone, but a fudge cake uses both for more depth of flavor and a dense texture.
The best way to bake a good chocolate fudge cake is by using a high-quality chocolate, such as cooking chocolate with at least 70 cocoa solids or Hershey’s Special Dark Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. This recipe also calls for a bit of oil instead of butter, which helps to keep the cake soft and fluffy.
It is important to use fresh oils when baking, and I like to use sunflower oil in this recipe for its neutral flavor and clean taste. Stored oils will lose their flavor and aroma over time and may turn rancid, so I recommend keeping them out of the sunlight or heat.
Once all the ingredients are combined, you can mix it by hand or in a stand mixer until smooth and creamy. If you are using a mixer, make sure to use a whisk attachment so that the batter is as smooth as possible.
Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until the mixture is pale and thick, about 5 minutes.
When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for at least an hour. Then, you can frost the cake with the ganache and serve it.
The ganache can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3 days.
I also freeze this cake, which is a great idea for those times when you need to have a piece of chocolatey goodness but don’t want to cook! To freeze, simply wrap it well in plastic wrap, then parchment paper and aluminum foil. This will prevent freezer burns and odor from other foods in the cake, as well as helping to maintain the consistency of the frosting.
This cake is best served immediately or within a few hours of making it, but you can also freeze it in individual slices for up to a week.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Despite a hefty price tag, this is probably the best tasting chocolate cake you’ll ever have. Featuring a smooth, rich dark chocolate sauce and decadently decadent layers of ooey gooey fudge cake, this confection is well worth the splurge.
Are you looking to savor a delectable dessert delivered straight to your door? Fortunately, Martha’s is available for delivery or pick up via Postmates. Simply enter your address and select the items you’re craving, and we’ll deliver. Upon delivery, you’ll receive an email with your order details. You can also check out their website to browse their full menu. Alternatively, you can call your local branch to place your order over the phone. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly team members for help.
Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcake
The vanilla buttermilk cupcake is one of the most delicious cakes you can have. It has a light, moist texture that is perfect for frosting and topping off with other ingredients like whipped cream or fresh fruit. It’s a versatile cake that can be enjoyed for showers or parties, but it also makes a great dessert to enjoy with family and friends on a regular basis.
It’s a very simple and easy recipe that you can make at home without any special equipment or tools. You can make these cupcakes with any flavor you like. You can use this recipe as a base to add whatever frosting you want, from strawberry buttercream to lemon curd filling or fun sprinkles.
Start by combining the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix together well until smooth and uniform.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. With the mixer running on low, add the eggs one at a time, mixing just until they are incorporated into the batter.
Continue to alternate adding the dry ingredients with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, until all of the ingredients are mixed and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is combined.
Pour the batter into 12 lined muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.