This 3 layer, delicious cake is topped with a creamy honey poppyseed cream cheese frosting and laced with a thick ribbon of tart Elderflower lemon yogurt. It is fluffy, tangy and irresistible. I made this for my sweet nephew Lincoln last summer as he loves lemons just as much, if not more than I do! I would make him a cake everyday if I could. That boy owns my heart.
Plums, my absolute favorite stone fruit. My dad and I both share a love for plums yet this is the first time I’ve baked with them. Tart juicy plums and honey crisp apples encased in the flakiest, sweetest, buttery pie crust with a hint of cardamom, bourbon and vanilla bean all topped with toasty pecans. MUST EAT WARM WITH ICE CREAM.
One of the best ways I know how to show love is to bake for others. I believe homemade cake is love and sharing something that I have made with my own hands is my way of expressing it. This fluffy black walnut spice cake is packed with zucchini and layered with a fluffy cinnamon cream cheese frosting that has been generously laced with fig jam. The black walnut adds a bold, distinctive flavor and the honey adds just the right amount of sweetness. For this cake, you MUST LOVE FIGS.
I am here to make your morning a little sweeter with these jumbo healthy sea salt dark chocolate almond butter muffins. I’ve always had it in my mind that muffins are supposed to be healthy. These contain no refined sugar and are made with oat flour. The perfect combination of dark chocolate and almond butter make for an indulgent yet sneakily healthy little muffin.
My favorite childhood dessert was a chocolate eclair sheet cake my mom would make. It is simple but always perfectly delicious and never did I see someone try it without asking for the recipe. It’s that good. This is a complex version of that with the added bonus of toasted marshmallows. Imagine Boston cream pie and s’mores fused into one very decadent, kind of messy, melty little joyful treat.
Behind each of my recipes, you will find a thoughtfully curated balance of sweet and savory flavors creating intrigue for both the eye and palette. Desserts to me, are about thoughtfulness and imagination while keeping a healthy balance in mind. In my eyes, the process of architectural design and the process of creating a recipe then composing its structure as one in the same.