It’s March Break in my neck of the woods, which means everyone and their dog is on vacation. Basically, all my social feeds are flooded with pictures of palm trees, tranquil seaside sunbeds, and carefree shots of delectable beach snacks and ice-cold bottles of beer. None of these photos belong to me. I’m still in frosty Toronto thanking my lucky stars that spring snow rarely accumulates. Yes, that’s what I’m currently reveling in. This is why Canadian dig out their cut-off jean shorts the moment the temperature hits 10°C. But just because I’m not sunning myself on a beach somewhere doesn’t mean I can’t manifest the tropics in my own backyard or kitchen, in this case. Today’s Citrus Punch Pavlova is a sunkissed sugary delight. Filled with a bright and sunny Five-Alive-inspired curd, this dessert will instantly transport you to sunny shores.
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.
I have a soft spot for pink desserts. I just can’t say no to them. And it’s kind of strange because I wouldn’t say I’m an overly pink-loving person. I don’t own much pink. But if you give me a sleeve of pink macarons, I will squeal with joy like a preteen at a K-pop concert. I’m not proud of this reaction, it’s just a fact. So when I put the finishing touches on these very pretty in pink Strawberry Marshmallow Cookies, I was pretty much beside myself. And when I tasted them, well, proud doesn’t even begin to cover it. They are so good and I just can’t wait to tell you all about them. So let’s get into it!
Every year, I pick a recipe that pushes me to my limits. Last year it was this Gingerbread Cake and this year it’s this Sufganiyot Croquembouche. I won’t sugar coat it (pun intended) this recipe isn’t a walk in the park. But I have to say if you’re looking for a confidence boost, dusting this beast with its final sprinkling of sugar does indeed make you feel like a boss. Make sure you clear your schedule if you decide to take this dessert on. Rushing through any step will likely end in disaster or result in caramel-related burns – speaking from experience. So now that I have intimidated you completely, let’s dig into this Sufganiyot Croquembouche.