Posted at 2:31 pm , on May 3, 2016
This is one of my favorite bundt cakes. It’s also a Birthday cake for my youngest son Cameron who just turned 26. That sure does make me feel old! It’s always hard to make something sweet for Cam because he doesn’t like very many desserts. But the one thing I can count on is his love for carrot or zucchini or banana cake. Sometimes I make cupcakes so he can just pick up one on the go but this year I wanted to make something a little different. This cake is healthier with natural applesauce replacing the oil to make a very moist cake. And it has a layer of cream cheese filling that makes the cake so yummy as well as a pretty swirl in every slice.
Posted at 8:31 am , on September 21, 2012
Recently Joe and I were in a Whole Foods store where they had a sampling of figs. Green, brown and black figs cut up and ready to taste. We tasted all three and we decided the black figs had the most flavor. We picked up a few to take home and I started looking for ideas and recipes for a fig tart. I came across a recipe from a blog “Koko’s Kitchen” that looked and sounded delicious. I took her idea of making a tart with a brie and ricotta cheese filling topped with honey glazed walnuts and figs. But where she made a pear sauce to go over top, I chose to add pear slices alongside the figs and make a cream cheese drizzle to add some sweetness. It was so different than anything I expected and was such a treat. It’s a little savory with the creamy cheeses complimented with the fig and pear which tasted so good. The cream cheese drizzle was like the icing on the cake, you had layers of savory cheese, natural fruit slices and a hint of sweetness over the top.