Lemon cake filled with fresh blueberries and homemade lemon curd. Frosted with a lemon curd whipped cream frosting. Adapted from this recipe in Gourmet.
Guinness chocolate cupcake filled with espresso ganache and topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. Cupcake and frosting recipe adapted from this recipe and ganache adapted from this basic ganache recipe.
Chocolate cupcake filled with banana cream pie filling, frosted with banana cream cheese frosting and dusted with dark chocolate.
Hot espresso poured over a dense vanilla ice cream.
Frozen banana blended to a creamy consistency (like ice cream). Topped with 86% dark chocolate and chopped almonds. Will try with walnuts next for a faux Chunky Monkey! Banana ice cream recipe inspired by Iowa Girl Eats.
Tomato stuffed with kale, corn, bell pepper, breadcrumbs and topped with an assortment of cheeses
And for dessert – a fresh fig tart inspired by this recipe from the chez pim blog