One of the first things that comes to mind, without fail, whenever I think about passionfruit… though it has very little to do with the rest of this post. However, it is quite possible that if you make this for someone special to you, you may just be thanked with a pash. And who can complain with that?
Pashes aside, I have to say that personally I am not the biggest fan of passionfruit that you will find, but even I can go so far as to say that it is one of the quintessential flavours of summer.
So the other day I realised that it was my ‘blogiversary’ and I thought to myself, “You know what this calls for? A double layer white chocolate mud cake with blackberry buttercream frosting.” Only it was more like “Mud cake!” because I was much too excited to get that entire sentence out.
When I was half the size and with a fraction of the freckles I proudly wear now, I thought cheesecake was an abhorrent idea. Although I had a sweet tooth that could rival anyone with a stomach capacity three times the size of mine, cheesecake was a notion that I simply would not tolerate.
As you can see, this cake is not a lie. Although, for all you know, to the left is just a plate of delicious white chocolate frosting that just so happens to look like cake… but there is cake underneath it all, I promise. Two layers, even!
I was so eager / nervous to dish the cake out to my lovely new colleagues that I forgot to take a picture of the beautiful red inside. Whoops! But that just means I get to make another one tomorrow, right?
Today I present to you: boterkoek - the Dutch answer to butter cake.
But wait a minute – a post that is not about cupcakes? Is this even possible? The answer is yes… but only just! I simply could not refuse to share this recipe with you and I am willing to bet 100 of these delicious cakes that you will be thanking me for this post later. It really is just that good.
This cake would have to be, by far, my best creation yet. A lot of what I have baked so far has been rather simple and I wanted to start branching out into recipes that were more complex and more involved. When I read the below recipe, I knew right away that this was a cake I just had to make. I had specifically been looking for a recipe that called for more than just one layer, and what better flavour than caramel?