Clementine and Almond Cake

This spiced clementine, almond, and orange blossom cake is a variation of a Spanish family recipe with Moorish roots. And it is as delicious as it sounds. I would describe it as a clementine in cake form. So moist, fragrant, and lively – it’s the perfect treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea……

Fig, Apricot, and Spice Cake

This fig, apricot, and spice cake is a treat made to stir up the senses. Each bite offers an entertaining glimpse of the Mediterranean. Fresh figs and apricots, creamy yogurt, toasted walnuts, lemon, cardamom, cinnamon, and bit of love go a long way here. In summary, this is my kitchen in form of a cake….

Rose and Clementine Cake

Desert rose. A luscious and moist clementine cake with a rose water and vanilla bean cream cheese frosting. This sponge is charming, enticing, and fragrant. A splendid way to brighten up a pale and gloomy day. Top with silvered pistachios and pomegranate seeds for a romantic finishing touch. INGREDIENTS For the Cake 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1/2 teaspoon…

Coconut Flour, Pistachio and Orange Cake

This is an amazingly moist and aromatic pistachio and orange cake topped with a rich and flavorful cashew frosting. It also happens to be free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar and fats. The addition of coconut flour makes this dessert choice an excellent source of fiber and protein. It also provides for the lovely…

Cream Cheese, Lemon, and Poppy Cake

It’s sweet, dreamy, and delicate. And there is something about the preparation that makes it quite therapeutic to work with. Lovely scents of fresh vanilla, soft lemon, and a hint of coconut make this cake a true pleasure to make. The flavors are exquisite with smooth and melt in your mouth cream cheese, chewy and nutty poppy seeds…

Citrus and Saffron Loaf Cake with Orange Blossom Drizzle

A wet and sweet delicacy enriched with exotic flavors and drizzled with a fragrant orange blossom syrup. With a bit of Palestina, a bit of España, and a bit of of love, this cake represents the flavors of my upbringing. Palestinian citrus and orange blossom water paired with rich Spanish saffron and you have got a fusion…

Mediterranean Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

It’s pomegranate and olive season in the Mediterranean and nothing is quite as comforting at the moment as a chocolate cake combining these flavors. This comes from a passion of mine of bringing together nontraditional ingredients. When I was younger, I always loved challenging myself in the kitchen by creating dishes out of whatever we had in our…