I have always loved The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, so much so that I spent my childhood crawling into closets trying to find that magical door to Narnia. I also imagined Turkish Delight to be the most luscious treat ever (good enough to sell out your family for, apparently.) When I eventually did try Turkish Delight, I was a little disappointed. I decided to re-imagine the White Witch’s tempting dessert by baking this special cake instead!

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Turkish Delight Winter Cake

A slice of jewels

Little jewel-like squares of elderflower-champagne and rose-rose jellies are suspended in the creamy vanilla mousse. The whole thing is iced in whipped cream, then topped with crunchy “hoar frost crisps.” I even made the sugar icicle crown to top it with!

Wobbly, but in a good way

I love creating special recipes like this as my art persona The Wondersmith. It’s such a pleasure to be able to share them with my community and my patrons! If you were offered this in the middle of enchanted winter woods, would you accept a slice?