Dessert

How to make Trinidad Barfi

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Trinidad Barfi is a local and traditional Indian sweet. Trini Barfi is typically made around the time of Diwali, Eid and prayer celebrations. For a twist you can add pistachio, cashew or berries to produce a variety of flavours.

How to Make Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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The traditional Pound Cake recipe originated from Britain and consisted of only 4 ingredients: butter, egg, flour and sugar. The name Pound Cake derives from the fact that all 4 ingredients weigh 1 pound each. This recipe is a modernized version of the original Pound cake. The Pound Cake is dense yet moist and has a rich and buttery flavour and can be draped with whipped cream, berries or ice cream.

How to make Vegan Banana Bread

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This Banana Bread recipe is an eggless and vegan version. It is the most popular because of it's mood boosting capabilities. An interesting fact is that Vegan Banana Bread was possibly firstly baked during the Great Depression which was characterized by extreme economic and social distress. In the year 2020, it was the unofficial comfort snack of the corona (COVID19) pandemic as its popularity have visibly soared during periods of self-isolation.

The Best Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Red Velvet Cake is a crimson, layered chocolate cake with very little cocoa powder covered in silky cream cheese frosting. Traditionally, the red colour occurred as a result of using non-Dutched, anthocyanin-rich cocoa. Nowadays red food colouring is used. You can use this gel food colouring. If natural food colouring is preferred, beet powder is recommended.

How to make a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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A Carrot Cake made in Trinidad and Tobago is rich with flavour thanks to the spices and sugar. The best tip is to prepare and frost the cake 1 day in advance so the cream cheese frosting can be absorbed. The Carrot Cake tastes better with time. You can replace the walnuts with raisins if you are allergic to nuts. For a twist you can add 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice for added flavor. The end result is a rich and moist, not too mention delicious, carrot cake!

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This Chocolate Cake recipe produces a rich and moist chocolate cake. It is very easy to make. A lot of people in Trinidad and Tobago have successfully tried their hands at making chocolate cakes from scratch in their homes. This recipe is quick, easy and delicious and makes 2 perfect chocolate cakes!  

How to make a Trinidad Black Cake

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Trinidad Black Cake, also commonly referred to as Trinidad Fruit Cake, is a staple cake for the holiday season. However, in reality, the preparation for the ideal Trini Black Cake should be started months (even up to 1 year) in advance. This black cake (or fruit cake if you so wish), is a popular cake dessert which is soaked in white rum and cherry brandy and contains macerated dried fruits.

How to make a Trinidad Sponge Cake

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In Trinidad and Tobago, homemade sponge cake is a common tradition in the making and can be served at any time especially around Birthdays and Christmas. Here is a tried and proven home made recipe, made from scratch. We hope you try it!

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