All posts filed under: dessert

Carrot Cake with Blood Orange Cream Cheese Icing

This egg-free Carrot Cake is nice and moist, aided by the addition of both pureed peaches and pineapple. A blood orange reduction replaces the traditional butter in the cream cheese icing. This results in more of a honey-ed orange flavour than a strong orange flavour. You could use regular orange juice, or you could use additional peach puree instead. Or, you don’t even need to ice this cake at all. Lots of options!


Triple Threat Coconut Cupcakes with Lemon Basil Coconut Glaze

Deliciously sweet inside with a crunchy, almost brown-sugary exterior, these yummy cupcakes contain three types of coconut: coconut flakes, coconut oil, and coconut extract. Awesome all on their own, they’re even more delicious with the glaze. Three’s the magic number today and the glaze has its own flavour trifecta, this time in the form of lemon, basil, and coconut. Yup – basil! It imparts a slightly herbaceous, floral note that’s a perfect foil to the sweetness of the cupcakes.


Sweet Black Rice Bowl with Papaya, Kiwi, Dried Mango, Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Yogurt Sauce

This recipe combines sticky Thai sweet black rice, with the tropical flavours of papaya and kiwi. Dried mango slices, toasted coconut flakes, and pomegranate seeds provide the 3 c’s – crunch, contrast, and colour! The whole delicious smorgasbord is topped with a blueberry yogurt sauce. If you use soy yogurt, it’s vegan. You can make this completely sugar free, or add a bit of your favourite sweetener. I’m Canadian, eh, so I like it with a bit of maple syrup, but you’re the boss. This makes a great breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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Halloween: Charcoal Black Devil’s Food Cake with Sour Cherry Hibiscus ‘Blood’

Charcoal Blackened Black Devil’s Food Cake with Sour Cherry Hibiscus ‘Blood’ Sauce.
Why choose between trick or treat, when you can have both in this gothic-inspired Halloween cake. The vanilla-flavoured black icing and ‘bloody’ delicious Sour Cherry Hibiscus sauce provide a pitch-perfect sweet and tart counterpoint to the dense and decadent chocolate cake.