Hello and welcome to Djalali Cooks. We are continuing our round ups this week, as we head toward the end of 2022. Today’s round up features all the sweet treats you loved in 2022. None of these sweets were a surprise to me, all five are amazing desserts that I thoroughly enjoyed and have returned to for all kinds of get togethers and parties. I am not a great baker, so these five recipes are easy and impressively delicious! Let’s jump right in; it’s your Top 5 Dessert Recipes of 2022.
The Best Buttermilk Pound Cake Ever
How is your January going so far? We are doing Dry January and I must say, I am really enjoying it. One interesting thing though: my sweet tooth has been reactivated. I have been craving dessert after dinner lately. And while a glass of wine usually accounted for this, I thought a simple cake would satisfy the craving. So today, we have The Best Buttermilk Pound Cake Ever, with a rich dark chocolate glaze. Let’s do it!
Atlantic Beach Pie
We are satisfying our sweet tooth today with an Atlantic Beach Pie. I found this recipe on Food52, and after seeing a similar pie called a North Carolina Lemon Pie, I thought I’d give it a go. The main differences between the two versions, as far as I can tell is the Atlantic Beach Pie allows for a mix of lemon and lime juice and finishes with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. These twists are thanks to Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill. I took another liberty with this recipe and crushed the crackers coarse, so the crust would have a more craggy texture. This made for a very crumbly crust, but I really like the bigger shards of salty Saltines. Let’s get to it!
Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Every so often we do a sweet treat here on Djalali Cooks and today I wanted to share with you this Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. I think it’s a perfect Mother’s Day dessert. But you don’t have to get fancy with it! I recently purchased a couple 6-inch cake tins that I wanted to try out, so I though this would be the perfect time for it. This cake recipe makes enough batter for a 13×9-inch baking pan. You can make it sheet cake-style, cut the sheet cake in half to make a layer cake, or you can do what I did and make a small layer cake, and then make cupcakes with the remaining batter. Are you ready? Let’s do it!
Campari Olive Oil Cake
Hello Friends! I have a sweet treat for today’s post. If you’re a subscriber, you may have noticed that I have often included recipes for Campari-based cocktails in the emails – it’s no secret, it’s my favorite apéritif! I came across this recipe for Campari Olive Oil Cake, by Melissa Clark. I was so intrigued, I had to try it! So today, we are making this citrusy cake with an easy whipped crème fraîche to top.
Neapolitan Semolina Cake with Citrus and Cardamom
Today we are making a Neapolitan Semolina Cake (Migliaccio di Semolino), which is like a cross between cake and flan; its texture is dense and creamy, yet it’s light and refreshing. The flavor is only lightly sweet, perfumed with citrus, vanilla and spice. This cake’s base is a semolina porridge, mixed with ricotta and eggs. I found this recipe in the latest issue of Cook’s Illustrated and it sounded so interesting, I thought it would be fun to try. So let’s do it!
Thank you all so much for joining me today for this round up of the Top 5 Dessert Recipes of 2022. Also, thank you so much for your support; being a loyal reader and participant in Djalali Cooks is what makes this all work! See you for another Top 5 round up tomorrow! Take care and be well, xo Kelly
My Most-Used Baking Equipment of 2022
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