National Dessert Day – Favorite desserts from around the world

October 14th is National Dessert Day. Here are some favorite desserts from around the world. What’s your favorite dessert?

Arizona: Buñuelos – These popular donuts originate in Spain and are a well-loved dessert throughout Arizona. They often come rolled in powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. The dough can also be rolled out flat and fried to crispy perfection.

Germany: Black Forest Cake – This cake is perhaps Germany’s most well-known and-loved cake. It consists of a chocolate cake filled with fresh cream and cherries soaked in Kirschwasser, a clear cherry schnapps. The cake is decorated with chocolate cream, chocolate shavings, and cherries.

Hawaii: Malasadas – these are essentially Hawai’i’s version of doughnuts, but better. Imagine brioche, but softer, deep-fried, and rolled in sugar, then filled with ingredients like dobash (chocolate pudding), haupia, or vanilla custard. The origins may be Portuguese, but malassadas are one of Hawai’i’s most iconic desserts.

China: Red bean paste bun – A steamed bun with a sweet red bean filling.

South Africa:  Malva pudding – This soft and springy cake has flavors of apricot jam and caramel, and is topped with a sweet creamy sauce. Sometimes it’s sliced thin and served with ice cream.

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