Summer may be winding down but I can’t help but serve up Tropical vibes in the form of this Pina Colada Tres Leches Cake. This lighter-than-air cake is pierced all over with a toothpick before being doused with coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, pineapple juice, and white rum. The cake is finished with a layer of lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped with shredded coconut, dried rose petals, and gold flakes. The gold is optional by the way but it is pretty and why say no to pretty? Let’s dive in!
We are emerging from another heatwave here in Toronto. The humidity and 30°+ temperatures were kind enough to stick around long enough for me to shoot this Matcha Pistachio Icebox Cake. If you’re finding your life is a little too chill I highly recommend doing a photo shoot of an ice-cream-anything during a heatwave. It really elevates the heart rate. But if you’re making this icebox beauty for you and some pals, you’ll be fine even in 30°C weather because this cake is surprisingly simple to make. All you need is a couple of pints of ice cream, a batch of homemade cookies, and a little patience. There are quite a few chilling interludes in this recipe. So let’s dive right in!
Several posts back, I mentioned that my dessert tastes are fairly pedestrian. Peanut butter and chocolate, caramel, gummy bears, nothing interesting and certainly nothing challenging. What can I say? I’m basic. I know many of my posts would suggest a more sophisticated sweet tooth. But the truth is my ideal dessert is a gooey brownie with a scoop of ice cream on top. Is it simple and, well, kind of dull? Yes. Do I ever not want one? Hasn’t happened yet. Today’s Triple Strawberry Sundae is basically the summer version of a warm brownie sundae. It features a slice of fresh strawberry cake, topped with a scoop of Roasted Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream and finished with a spoonful of macerated strawberries. Yeah, you could say this dish is a little over-the-top.
And just like that, it’s Mother’s Day weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there, I made you a cake. This White Chocolate Limoncello Cake was inspired by my own mother’s love of lemon desserts. Her favorite is actually Lemon Meringue Pie but I figured you probably didn’t need yet another Lemon Meringue Pie recipe. So I changed things up a bit with this golden beauty. This cake is rich, velvety, and capital-M Moist. I know most people hate that word, but there really is no other word for it. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.