In the heat of summer, we turn to ice box cake. This is made with a chocolate sponge and a peach and ginger semifreddo.
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When strawberries are in season I support strawberry shortcake in all forms and this recipe is quite possibly the easiest strawberry shortcake ever.
You'll find this cake moist, tender, and citrusy, holding a touch of spice from pungent cinnamon. The whole things is soaked with a mixture of condensed milk and heavy cream, then covered with a generous blanket of ultra-smooth Swiss buttercream frosting after a brief spell in the icebox. This cake doesn't need layers to be decadent or awesome.
This retro-inspired no-bake dessert is perfect for when you want a chocolate and minty treat without spending a ton of time in the kitchen.
It may not fit the traditional definition of 'cake', but a tower of gingerbread and mascarpone cream might just be even better. This recipe from Vintage Cakes takes you through the assembly of what promises to be a stunning, and delicious holiday centerpiece. The snap of spiced gingerbread and the milky richness of mascarpone go together beautifully.
With summertime upon us, I find myself looking for no-bake desserts that still satisfy. Just because the weather's hot doesn't mean I don't want cake—I'd just prefer not to have to heat up my apartment to get my fix. Enter the icebox cake.
After Memorial Day, there are unsaid certain rules: wear white, drink iced coffee, and only turn on the oven when necessary. That's why we love icebox cakes.
I recently worked on a video shoot making multiple Sacher tortes. Ingredients and snacks on set included apricot preserves, gingersnap cookies, and more bittersweet chocolate bars than Veruca Salt's father bought in search of the Wonka golden ticket. As I prepped, I assembled little gingersnap cookie sandwiches stuffed with chocolate and sticky with preserves. I knew I'd have to meld these ingredients in a cake.