All posts tagged: dessert ideas

Food: Carrot Cake

This morning I had a craving for carrot cake with my coffee. But finding a tasteful slice at the early morning hours in downtown San Francisco is pretty challenging. So, I settled for a scone with the complete intention of baking tonight using this must try carrot cake recipe. INGREDIENTS For the cake mixture • 2 eggs • 125ml/4 1/2fl oz maple syrup • 75ml/3fl oz mild vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing • ¼ tsp black cardamom seeds • 4 cloves • 150g/5oz wholemeal spelt flour, plus extra for dusting • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • A pinch of grated nutmeg • 2 tsp baking powder • A pinch of salt • 300g/11oz carrots, peeled and finely grated • 60g/2 1/2oz dried apricots, chopped • Grated zest of ½ organic orange • 40g/1 1⁄4oz pumpkin seeds For the icing • 150g/5oz full-fat cream cheese • 150g/5oz yoghurt of your choice • 25g/scant 1oz acacia honey • 2-3 drops vanilla extract • 1 tbsp lemon juice  {more} {featured image source and inspiration for today’s post} …

Dessert: Chocolate Mouse S’mores Kind of Way

For the past week, I have craved chocolate pudding and have actually bought the Jello brand and made some, and have been treating myself to serving each night. This happens, where I crave something and eat it until I no longer want it. But this recipe for Chocolate Mousse Bars in a S’more king of way took my craving to a whole new level. INGREDIENTS CRUST 12 graham cracker sheets, finely crushed 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted 6 ounces milk chocolate, melted CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 4 large egg yolks 3 cups heavy cream 1 pinch flaky sea salt 8 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons vanilla extract MERINGUE 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons vanilla extract {more} Oh my deliciousness!