First things first: happy new year! I chose this delicious recipe as the first one in 2020 because as author Dean Koontz said, “where there is cake, there is hope”.
Well, it’s happening. Today. Right now. I’m 40. Today is my birthday. A new decade starts for me. I was extremely stressed and anxious when I was turning 30. This time, I kind of don’t care.
I don’t like traditional fruit cakes eaten generally in Christmas time. I got to know these cakes when I moved to Helsinki, but I never became fond of them. This one, though, is a delicious version as it doesn’t have too many different fruits and also, almonds adds a nice texture. Oh and by the way, there is no plum in it.
Whenever I make something with pecans, I remember how expensive they are – at least in Finland that is. I mean, I find nuts generally quite expensive here, but pecans really exceed in that. But well, they are delicious and they are used in a moderate amount in this recipe so it’ll be fine.
So, my experimentations of using olive oil and herbs in cakes continue. Today’s cake has basil and part of the flour used for the batter is corn flour. The strawberry sauce is optional, however it adds a very rich taste indeed.
For a long time I’ve been planning to make an olive oil cake. So here is the first trial!
Many years ago I posted the recipe for a chocolate beetroot cake. Since then I’ve known what a match made in heaven it is, beetroot and dark chocolate. But I seem to have forgotten that for a long time! Luckily, I remembered it again and tried it on a brownie recipe this time.
This buttery raspberry cake with silky ricotta is the perfect cake for your next tea time!
It’s September 1st today and I had a long walk in my favourite part of Helsinki nature with a summer top and shorts today. It was a beautiful summer-ish day. I even had a tiny sun tan on my nose. But before going out, I made a cake that fit this beautiful warm day perfectly: a lemon and poppy seed cake.
A couple of years ago, I posted the recipe for a traditional Turkish dessert called “Revani”. Now, this recipe I’m giving today is a similar one, but this is more like loaf cake and it has a few more ingredients, like coconut and almonds. Also, the syrup is orange flavoured.