Mango Passion Fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream

Mango Passion fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream.  A tropical version of the Italian Cream Cake from Irvin Lin‘s Cookbook, “Marbled, Swirled and Layered“. It is gorgeous, delicious and well worth the effort. Everything in Irvin’s book looks incredible. It was hard to choose what to make first.

Mango Passion Fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream www.pineappleandcoconut.com #marbledswirledandlayered

Irvin is celebrating the 1st anniversary of his gorgeous baking book : Marbled, Swirled and Layered,  and to celebrate I made this cake of his in his book’s honor. Irvin sent me a copy a few months ago and when I was flipping through it I landed on the recipe for Meyer Lemon Italian Cream Cake with Lemon Custard and Strawberry Buttercream. I was intrigued and even moreso when I saw his alternative recipe to it with using mango, passion fruit and kiwi. That had my name all over it. Fancy layer cake with tropical flavors? Yes please. Irvin’s blog,  Eat The Love, is one of my favorite baking blogs. His recipes are incredible, fabulous photos and he is an amazing writer. He also has the funniest April Fool’s recipe on his blog – How to Boil Water. He has a fabulous sense of humor.

Mango Passion Fruit Italian Cream Cake with Kiwi Buttercream www.pineappleandcoconut.com #marbledswirledandlayered

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Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread. Banana bread is a must eat in Hawaii, with each island having its own version. Delicious versions at that.  Maui might have the most famous banana bread from its stands along the ever so windy Hana Highway, but the best I have ever had comes from a small fruit stand south of Kona on the big island of Hawaii.

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Banana bread is one of our favorite snacks in Hawaii. Easy to keep in a cooler in the car to snack while on the road, at the beach,  or to slice up with island fresh eggs, avocado and pineapple for breakfast.

Big Island of Hawaii Banana Date Bread www.pineappleandcoconut.com

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Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Pressed Italian Sandwiches. Perfect picnic sandwiches loaded with Italian ingredients made for Discover, a blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I love sandwiches. Especially if made from a deli or sandwich shop with thick, crusty bread, a variety of cold cuts, cheeses and more. When we lived in […]

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Mexican Breakfast – Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales

Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales #ad #discoverworldmarket www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Huevos Rancheros with Grilled Nopales. My favorite Mexican breakfast and or brunch recipe made with grilled nopales, or cactus paddles, in place of the traditional tortilla. Recipe made for Discover, a blog by World Market. If I could pick one cuisine to have at breakfast or brunch it would be Mexican cuisine. I love Mexican […]

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French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle

French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle www.pineappleandcoconut.com #ad #discoverworldmarket

French Press Coffee Ice Cream Popsicles with Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Drizzle. They sound decadent but they are light, delicious and made for Discover, A Blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market.  We eat an insane amount of popsicles at our house all summer long. It’s Las Vegas. It […]

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Tropical Rosé Aperol Spritz Cocktail

The Aperol Spritz is one of the “it” drinks for summer of 2017 and you know I had to add a tropical twist to it. This Tropical Rosé Aperol Spritz Cocktail post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover.  I can see why the Aperol spritz is such a […]

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Hawaii Travel Guide – Oahu – Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Review

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Hotel Review Diamond Head Photo

Hawaii Travel Guide Oahu Edition. Last month we went on a family vacation to Hawaii- Oahu and the Big Island. When we were on Oahu we stayed at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and this is my review of the hotel and our stay in Waikiki. This Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Review  is sponsored by […]

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Piña Colada Cupcakes with Haupia Filling and Piña Colada Frosting

Piña Colada Cupcakes with Haupia Filling and Piña Colada Frosting for National Piña Colada Day!!  This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover. I love when I get free reign on a recipe. “Make something pineapple”. I have such a long list of pineapple and coconut recipes that […]

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Boozy Pineapple Sweet Tea Ice Pops

Boozy Pineapple Sweet Tea Ice Pops www.pineappleandcoconut.com

Boozy Pineapple Sweet Tea Ice Pops are my newest fave adult ice pop creation. I got the idea from a friend of mine who was telling me about this amazing iced tea mix and how he changed it up a bit to be more tropical by adding in frozen pineapple chunks. I decided on one […]

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Summer Veggie tray with Artichoke Avocado Pesto Dip #Ad #Discoverworldmarket

Summer Veggie Tray with Artichoke Avocado Pesto Dip is an easy to put together appetizer for all your summer parties and picnics. Great way to serve up lots of fresh vegetables with a delicious dip to go with them. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover.  Summer […]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette #Discoverworldmarket #ad

Let’s celebrate the first day of summer with this colorful and delicious Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette. I made this fruit salad for Discover, a blog by World Market. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. It is no secret around here that summer is my favorite season. Sleeping in, late […]

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Asian Style Fish And Chips Tempura Salmon with Baked Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

Asian Style Fish And Chips – Tempura Salmon with Baked Japanese Sweet Potato Fries and Honey Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce made for Discover by World Market for Father’s Day. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover. I am a Cost Plus World Market tribe ambassador.  I love […]

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