This vegan Chocolate Carrot cake is moist and delicious with a chocolate – tahini glaze on top, which makes it not only healthy but also irresistible.
Glazes or frostings
This Carob Syrup and Spiced Ginger Chocolate Cake is made with one of my favourite Cypriot ingredients called “teratsomelo” and this is the syrup extracted from carobs.
Lemon curd is a dessert spread and topping like a velvety custard, usually made with citrus fruit, zest and juice of lemons or even limes, oranges or tangerines, butter, eggs, corn flour (starch) and sugar. It can be eaten as it is, or served as a spread on bread or biscuits or as a filling for pies, tarts or cakes.
Vassilopita is our traditional New Year’s cake which is also made as a Sweet Brioche Bread, called “Tsoureki”.
There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post.
Amygdalota, take their name from amygdala, which mean almonds in Greek and are no bake Greek cookies from the Greek islands made with blanched almonds and sugar. They are dipped in rose water and then coated with icing (confectioners’) sugar.
The Cuckoo’s Nest Cake is made with a moist chocolate sponge cake, filled with chocolate buttercream, topped with whipped cream and decorated with dark and white chocolates.
Vassilopita is a traditional Greek cake or bread with a coin inside, named after St. Basil, which is made for New Year’s Day. Vassilopita is made in two ways. One is a sweet kind of brioche bread called “tsoureki” and the other an orange flavoured cake.
Ganache is a French term referring to a smooth mixture of chopped chocolate and heavy cream, used as a glaze, sauce or icing used as filling for pastries, to make truffles or to glaze cakes.
Royal icing or frosting is a type of dessert icing which dries to a hard, glossy finish. It will be solid white when dry, unless it is coloured. This simple icing can be used for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and a range of other baked goods.
This Almond Roulade is made with sponge cake which has been covered with toasted almonds. In Greece we call this dessert kormos (roulade), which means log as it resembles like a tree log.