This dessert made with medium-ground cornmeal is a great option if you’re looking for a cake soaked in a fragrant syrup. Each bite is packed with orange flower flavour, which makes it a great accompaniment to tea or for an afternoon snack. Best of all, it’s an easy dessert to make, and it's a great gluten-free dessert option.
Red velvet cake is moist, bright, and often times a great crowd pleaser as you cut into the white cream cheese frosting and reveal its scarlet interior promising great flavour and a hint of cocoa. On this occasion I made a naked cake, one that only has a hint of frosting on the sides, giving us a hint of what awaits inside.
Spring in Quebec and the Northeast US means maple syrup season. This pouding chomeur recipe elevates maple syrup and despite the crazy amount of syrup used, the sweetness is controlled by the cake base used in the dessert. It is a simple and straightforward dessert that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
We were recently invited to a get-together and I offered to make a cake for that evening. I thought of this cake since it had been a while I made it. Orange and almond work beautifully, so in keeping with the theme, I used a bit of orange jam I had with whipped cream and almond pralin I had left over to fill the cake. The buttercream is made with a sugar syrup, so it will hold very well in warm weather or at room temperature for a long time.
I recently had to make a birthday cake and wanted to try out something different. So I went back to my roots and thought of the Three Leches Cake: a spongecake soaked in a mixture of evaporated and condensed milk with whipping cream. This dessert is served often back in Mexico, but I decided to elevate it with an Italian meringue and poached pears to add a seasonal flavour.