Usually, when people talk about baking, it’s often referred to as an exact science, with only certain measurements and ingredients allowed. This is a common misconception, and food and bakery scientist, Elana of the food blog, LaniBakes, is proving it wrong. She bakes from scratch and creates incredible combinations in her gorgeous desserts.
Cinnamon Hibiscus Chocolate Cake
We often think of tea when someone mentions hibiscus. Elana has challenged this and added hibiscus to her chocolate cake to give it a floral lift. But she didn’t stop there—she decided it needed some warmth and added some cinnamon to really round out this deliciously unique cake.
Triple Grape Cookies
Although grapes are not combined with any other odd ingredient here, they are used in the dough, the glaze, and the filling, making this cookie one sweet treat. With a beautiful purple-pink color all the way through, these are cookies to admire for more reasons than one.
Strawberry Matcha Cake
A chocolate cake at its base, this cake has much more depth than you might expect. By combining the earthy flavor of matcha with sweet strawberries, the cake is transformed into an unexpectedly light texture full of complimentary flavors.
Pineapple Coconut Gateau Basque
As described on her blog as the “love child of a cookie, a tart, and a cake,” a gateau basque is flaky, delicate, and melts in your mouth. Now imagine that dessert tasting like a piña colada, and you get this interesting and delicious dessert.