What comes to mind when you think about Springtime in New Orleans? Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Strawberry Fest (or any of the various fests celebrating something nearly every weekend here in the Crescent City this time of year)? Maybe it’s crawfish boils and ice cold beer or being outside and enjoying the not-too-hot yet weather, which is a narrow window here in south Louisiana! Whatever it is that comes to mind, when the sun begins to set a little later and it’s time to cocktail outdoors and pull out the grill, it’s also time to re-think the sweet ending to your meals.
Set aside the heavy, rich confections for a bit and kick off Spring with light, airy, fresh, fruity, and creamy. Here are some of our favorites…
Five butter cake layers each filled with lemon custard and iced lovingly with a Lemon French Cream make up the delightful and appropriate for any occasion Lemon Doberge.
Made with buttery vanilla gold cake and layered with seasonal berries and whipped Mascarpone cream icing, Fresh Berry Cake is delicious and oh so easy on the eyes!
White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cups are filled to the top with buttery vanilla gold cake, layered with strawberries, white chocolate sauce, white chocolate curls, and whipped Mascarpone cream icing…mmmm. Hold on, I need a moment to gather myself. Okay.
Rich, creamy vanilla custard contained in a buttery shell and topped with seasonal, glazed fruit, the classic Fruit Tart was born to be a warm weather treat….absolutely mouthwatering.
And of course, we had to include the classic New Orleans snoball! Cherry please and heavy on the condensed milk. Now go celebrate the change of season with your favorite sweet treat! Happy Spring y’all! – M.T.