Samba Sweetness Symphony—Dessert for 6

Samba Sweetness Symphony is a Brazilian-inspired dessert featuring a harmonious blend of tropical fruits, creamy custard, and delicate sponge cake. This vibrant, layered treat offers a delightful mix of textures and flavors, capturing the essence of Brazil’s culinary culture in a delectable dessert experience.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, papaya), diced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for fruit mixture
  • 2 tbsp lime juice for fruit mixture
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for whipped cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract for whipped cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 oz unsweetened coconut milk

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat 4 egg yolks and 3/4 cup granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  5. Add 1/3 cup whole milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the egg yolk mixture; mix well
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined
  7. In a small mixing bowl, beat 4 egg whites with an electric mixer using a whisk attachment until stiff peaks form
  8. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter using a rubber spatula until fully incorporated
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan; smooth the top with a spatula
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  11. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely
  12. While cake cools, prepare fruit mixture by combining diced tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, papaya), 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 2 tbsp lime juice in a medium serving bowl; set aside to macerate for at least 30 minutes
  13. In another medium mixing bowl, whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; set aside in refrigerator until ready to use
  14. In a saucepan over low heat, combine sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened coconut milk; cook while stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat and let cool completely
  15. To assemble Samba Sweetness Symphony: place cooled cake on serving platter; spread cooled coconut milk mixture evenly over the top of the cake; spoon whipped cream on top of coconut milk layer; arrange macerated fruit mixture on top of whipped cream layer; serve immediately

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Beti’s Reflections

It was a sultry summer evening when I stumbled upon the inspiration for this Samba Sweetness Symphony recipe. I found myself at a lively Brazilian street festival, surrounded by vibrant colors, infectious rhythms, and the tantalizing aroma of tropical fruits and sweet treats. That night, I knew I had to recreate the magic of Brazil’s culinary culture in my own kitchen.

Introducing the Samba Sweetness Symphony, a Brazilian Dessert Recipe that serves six and transports you straight to the heart of Brazil with every bite. This Tropical Fruit Cake is perfect for those who love exotic flavors and crave adventure in their desserts. However, please note that this recipe contains dairy and eggs, so it may not be suitable for those with allergies or dietary restrictions.

Our Coconut Milk Cake is made with simple yet flavorful ingredients like all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, granulated sugar, whole milk, and vanilla extract. The star of this show is the mixed tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, papaya), which are macerated in sugar and lime juice to create a luscious Macerated Fruit Topping. The cake is then layered with whipped cream made from heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Finally, a rich coconut milk mixture made from sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened coconut milk adds an irresistible touch of Brazilian flair.

To create your own Samba Sweetness Symphony masterpiece at home:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another before gradually mixing them together.
  3. Whip egg whites into stiff peaks before gently folding them into the batter.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean; let cool completely.
  5. Prepare your Macerated Fruit Topping by combining diced tropical fruits, sugar, and lime juice.
  6. Whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract for a luscious whipped cream layer.
  7. Cook sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened coconut milk until thickened; let cool completely.
  8. Assemble your Samba Sweetness Symphony by layering the cake with coconut milk mixture, whipped cream, and macerated fruit topping.

And there you have it – a taste of Brazil in every bite! This Brazilian tropical fruit cake is perfect for your next Samba-themed party or simply as a delightful treat to enjoy with friends and family. So go ahead, indulge in this vibrant and delectable dessert experience that is the Samba Sweetness Symphony.

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