Ciambella is a delicious Italian coffee cake filled with plump raisins and toasted walnuts and spiked with marsala or rum. Goes great with a glass of wine.
Strata of coconut sorbet and chocolate ice cream are slathered in a spiky meringue then the Alaska is slid into the oven to toast the outside.
Three layers of dark chocolate cake are filling and surrounded by a seven-minute frosting. The finish: sweetened coconut. This is a perfect birthday cake.