It started snowing in Iceland this weekend. The snow obviously reminds me of Christmas and few things say Christmas like the smell of baked cinnamon. This super moist Carrot Cake gives the house a wonderful cinnamon aroma when it bakes, so I had to bake it right away 😉 The cake is made with puréed carrots and not shredded so it’s very soft and moist. Continue reading
Month: October 2015
Candyland – Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored Buttercream
This cake is ideal to celebrate any birthday, be it 5 or 75 years. It will make everybody happy (except those who are detoxing 😉 ).
I baked this vanilla cake, it’s perfect for a two-layer 9 inch cake or a three-layer 8 inch cake. I added 100 g of Milka Caramel Cream Chocolate, roughly chopped, to the dough just before I divided the batter between the cake pans. It’s so so so delicious! Continue reading
Ice cream cake with chocolate glaze and pecan-caramel crumble
I love ice cream and I love a good cake, so in many ways an ice cream cake is the perfect combo.
This cake is incredibly simple. I made this chocolate cake, because it’s simple and wonderful and the recipe fits exactly into three 8 inch round tins. The night before I took two of the same tins and lined them liberally with aluminium foil, making sure to leave plenty of space be able to pull the foil out later on. Then I filled them with softened ice cream – just leave it to stand on the counter for 10 minutes first.
Hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting – recipe
I met this super nice couple from the United states this summer. They were here in Iceland to get married so we talked cake 😉 They told me that they were planing on a wedding cake with three different flavors, one of them being Hummingbird cake which I (shamefully) had never heard of. My understanding is that the recipe for the cake originally came from Jamaica and later on traveled to the United states and got quite popular in the south.
The cake it self is packed with bananas, pineapple and nuts (pecans or walnuts) and infused with vanilla and cinnamon. It is super moist and loves to be covered in delicious cream cheese frosting. Yummy! Continue reading
A new day – a new cake
This one I baked for my sister and neighbour. She had an interview with an Icelandic home design magazine named Hús og Híbýli and of course she needed something sweet to compliment the coffee 😉
I baked this vanilla cake and chose this Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream to go with it. I decorated the cake with melted white chocolate, meringue and edible gold leaf flakes. Continue reading