Avocado Cake

Avocado Cake I’ve been looking for inspiration all month for something green to bake for Very Good Recipes’ March St Patrick’s Day Challenge and discovered that you can bake cakes with Avocado. I happened to have a few avocado’s that had been delivered in my Riverford Organic veg box and I love to bake using … Continue reading

Apricot Swiss Cakes

Apricot Swiss Cakes were this week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes. http://weeklybakeoff.blogspot.com They were made with butter, icing sugar, self-raising flour and cornflour and piped into baking cases. Mary says that they were traditionally made with a small amount of a red jam put into the centre but she has … Continue reading

Cupcakes and Cookies for Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day Tea Party I’m always looking for excuses to bake cakes and to get out my vintage china so Mothers’ Day was a perfect excuse to throw a party and do both! Angel Cookies and Cupcake cookies: – these were made with a basic cookie recipe and cut to shape with cutters. When cooked … Continue reading

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge was Lemon Yoghurt Cake from Mary Berry‘s 100 Cakes and Bakes. This was another of Mary’s easy and delicious recipes and would have been really healthy and low fat as I used 0% fat Greek yoghurt but then I spoilt the good intentions by lathering a thick layer of … Continue reading

Luscious Lemon Pudding Cupcakes

I found this recipe in this month’s Sainsbury’s Magazine and decided to make some as a birthday gift. The recipe uses four lemons and lemon curd. The basic cupcake mix has lemon zest folded into it then when cooled it has a cone shape cut from the top. Lemon syrup is then poured into the … Continue reading

Pineapple and Cherry Cakes

I’ve had pineapple and cherry issues this week since making Mary Berry’s Pineapple and Cherry Loaf (see previous post). I love both pineapples and cherries and they’re both really good for you so was really disappointed that I didn’t like the cake. I think glace cherries work with a mixed fruit cake usually but the sweetness … Continue reading