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


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