Yesterday the World Cup kicked off with Brazil vs. Croatia, and for the next month it’s soccer, soccer, soccer. I’ve never been a huge soccer fan (If you’re like me, you can get the 411 from Slate), but I love watching sports on TV. I grew up watching the Bulls from my living room in Arkansas (the Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen team), going to Super Bowl parties, and Thanksgiving with my extended family always involves some sort of football (American) betting pool. The best part about sports watching – other than the yelling at the TV – is the food and drinks. And since the World Cup is an international sporting event, there are many, many opportunities for country-themed game food. But we do have quite the sweet tooth here on Design*Sponge, so I rounded up some of the tastiest looking sweet treats on the web, so that no matter who wins the game, you can end the night on a high note! –Amy
Image above: A Brazilian food blogger with a PhD in Chemistry, Luciana Borges makes the most beautiful sweet treats. This is a Brazil nut sponge cake layered with baba de moça filling and covered with meringue frosting. Baba de moça is a traditional Brazilian recipe for a sweet cream.
See more Brazilian desserts after the jump!
Image above: Brazilian food blogger Patricia Scarpin shared her mother’s Carrot Cake recipe with us. It’s carrot cake with a chocolate twist, and it is very good. A must-make for your next afternoon tea.
Image above: Food blogger Tiffany of A Clove of Garlic, a Pinch of Salt is originally from California, but her husband is from Brazil, so she injects a lot of Brazilian flavor into her cooking. This is a recipe for Rolinhos de Mamão Verde -Papaya Rolls Compote.