«Nougatina» – Heavenly Almond Layer Cake

nougatina 1.jpgThe cake to celebrate all moms! I don’t really know why it‘s called “Nougatina”. Maybe the Cypriot bakers of the 60’s got inspiration from the French word “nougatine” which is almonds and caramel or “nougat” which is almonds, egg whites and honey. Also, I don’t really know if this layer cake exists in any country other than Cyprus! What I do know is that these divine layers of deliciousness deserve a very high place in my hall of fame. Continue reading

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