Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

Pomegranate Cake

I had set out to make a Lavender and Peach cake but the supermarket was selling something better – pomegranates! They were going at SGD$3.60 each and I thought, “Ooh! Let’s try to make something with these juicy red seeds!”

Instead of just baking a vanilla sponge in one lump thing, I divided the cake mixture between 2 8-inch springform pans so I can add a layer of whipped cream and pomegranate seeds between the sponges. Admittedly, I rather do this than try to slice a sponge cake into 2!

This cake is light and tastes best served chilled. Perfect for this scorching out weather!

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Pineapple Cheesecake with Coconut Cream and Roasted Pineapple

I’ve always loved the combination of pineapple and coconut because it reminds me of the beach and the cocktail pina colada. There’s just something so fun and carefree in the flavor. I created this cheesecake for a dinner party.

Flavor Notes:
Crust: To give the crust a touch of spice, I added some ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice to it.
Cake: Besides the creaminess of the cheesecake, shredded pineapple was mixed into the cake for flavor and sweetness.
Roasted pineapple: Roasted with a bit of salt and cinnamon to give the cake a bit of an “adult” taste.

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