I made these Individual Cranberry Orange Ladyfinger Cakes for Cost Plus World Market's 12 Days of Baking With World Market recipes and sweepstakes. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover.
Out of all the recipes I create for Cost Plus World Market all year long I look forward to the Christmas Baking recipes. I have so much fun creating and styling these recipes, mostly because I am a huge fan of their Christmas/Holiday entertaining items such as linens, serve, drinking and dining ware. I also love all the different Christmas items to use as props such as snowflake garlands, twinkle lights and snowflakes. As much as I love summer and all things hot, Cost Plus World Market has gotten me to embrace Christmas time more than I ever have before.
Last Christmas I got to create several international holiday desserts such as a French Buche De Noel aka Yule Log cake and German Lebkuchen cookies. I was excited to see that this year's baking them is a play on the 12 Days of Christmas song. 12 bloggers were chosen for each of the 12 days, and I was given day nine, " 9 ladies dancing". I immediately knew I wanted to make a decadent dessert with Italian Ladyfingers. I was thinking most of the other bloggers would be making cookies and cakes for this dessert theme, and since ladyfinger cookies are typically used in tiramisu and charlottes, which are both a type of cake like dessert, so I went for a version of mini charlottes with this dessert.
These individual cranberry orange ladyfinger cakes are more assembly than baking. In fact no baking is required, just making the cranberry orange mousse filling is the only cooking. The rest is some food processing, melting of chocolate and assembly. FULL step by step directions and the recipe are on Discover, A blog by World Market. Click Discover to head over there. Don't let these intimidate you at all. They are so much fun to make, the mousse is amazingly delicious and they are a fun dessert to share!
I did say sweepstakes earlier in the post and here are the details!
Great Holiday Baking Sweepstakes
You could win our Grand Prize Package
Trip for 2 to London, England (including airfare, accommodations)
Pastry Class, Guided Food Tour and More
Plus, $1,000 World Market gift card
Three First Prize Winners
$500 World MArket gift card
Sweepstakes ends 12/31/16
Amazing!! Click HERE to enter and good luck!!!
Don't forget to head on over to Discover, A Blog By World Market to get the recipe and directions for these individual Cranberry Orange Ladyfinger Cakes. And don't forget to shop at Cost Plus World Market this month for all your Christmas Food and Drink, Christmas Table Linens and Christmas Serveware. It is all so cute this year!
Thank you again to Cost Plus World Market for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own and I appreciate you all for supporting the brands I work with that help make this blog and recipes possible! Merry Christmas!