matcha tres leches cake

matcha tres leches cake

i usually make some sort of red, white, and blue dessert on the fourth of july. in the past i've made this hidden american flag cake and this star-shaped trifle with strawberries and blueberries. this year is different. i'm not feeling very patriotic. we have a president who has admitted — BOASTED — about committing sexual assault. [...]

salted apple cake

salted apple cake

i'm currently in ithaca, ny — home to cornell university, and also home to a huge annual apple festival! the festival is in october (this cake is sorta seasonally inappropriate), but it's one of the many cool events that take place in this tiny town. ithaca is small, and it's in the middle of no where, but [...]

bananas foster cheesecake

bananas foster cheesecake

one of my favorite breakfasts is warm banana bread smothered in cream cheese. it's simple, but the flavors pair unbelievably well together. this dessert elevates that breakfast to a new level: it combines cream cheese, bananas, and spices into a rich filling that gets baked inside a buttery nilla wafer crust. the cheesecake is then topped with bananas foster — [...]

banana blondie trifles with dulce de leche custard

banana blondie trifles with dulce de leche custard

      my preferred banana ripeness is spotted, brown, and mushy. i like them best when the peel softens to the point of falling off and the fruit tastes almost fermented. people often recommend getting rid of brown bananas by masking them with spices in a quick bread, but i think they deserve to be the star of their [...]

star-spangled cheesecake bars + popcorn pops

star-spangled cheesecake bars + popcorn pops

on with the themed b'nei mitzvot! this one was broadway-based. the centerpieces were displays of playbills and it was so classy/cute/something my thirteen-year-old self would have very much envied! i tried to keep the desserts aligned with the color scheme (black, white, and red) and somewhat broadway related. popcorn pops - aka popcorn-balls-on-stick - for the 'audience,' [...]

mocha soufflé roll with whipped cream and a ribbon of caramel (gluten-free!)

makes ten servingsIt's Passover! The absence of bread gives us an excuse to make this decadent dessert, adapted from The Jewish Holiday Kitchen. First comes an airy chocolate soufflé - don't be intimidated by the word 'soufflé,' it's incredibly easy! Then we make a quick batch of whipped cream and drizzle it in caramel sauce. Add a layer of [...]