Heavenly Coconut Layer Cake

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Its 40 C outside and I should be thinking ice cream, but no. Not today. Tomorrow it will still be 40 C and I can make ice cream then. One would assume that a creamy layer cake is not a summery dessert, but when it comes with the intense flavor of coconut then it beats any heat wave. 3 layers of buttery, coconut cake brushed with syrup, then layered with the most divine, creamy coconut frosting. I don’t have anything else to say, except if you love coconut as much as I do, make this cake. Ice cream melts too quickly when it’s 40 C anyway. Continue reading

Tiramisu cake

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The best birthday present ever. Who wouldn’t want to dive into this cloud of mascarpone cream, flavored with Marsala wine, Tia Maria and Coffee on their special day.

I usually serve this dessert in a large glass bowl, so that my guests can serve themselves with a spoon. But “Taste” magazine asked me to create a birthday cake version of this mouth-watering dessert. So I baked a genoise sponge instead of using store-bought ladyfinger biscuits. I have to say that the result is divine. The genoise absorbs the coffee syrup so much better and has that melt-in-your-mouth texture. Continue reading