Apple and Cinnamon Cake

I love to use fresh, home grown produce and recently I’ve had lots of apples to use. Some of my other baking plans have had to be put on hold while I make everything appley. This week I used up lots of mixed apples to make an apple sauce, a lovely apple syrup and a … Continue reading

Gluten Free Creme Brulee Cupcakes

I’ve lost my way a little in my plan to bake along with The Great British Bake Off after attempting Crème Brulees which turned out to be a complete disaster. I read the recipe really carefully and all started off well as I thought ‘how difficult can this be?’ My little ramekins went into the … Continue reading

Rose Iced Cookies

Last week was ‘biscuit week’ on The Great British Bake Off and we saw some of the bakers ‘crumble’ under the pressure in the tent (sorry!!!) Here’s a recap of the baking fun. I had great intentions of trying to create an amazing showstopper biscuit ‘box’ filled with biscuits but sadly didn’t have enough time … Continue reading

Great British Bake Off and Black Forest Cake

If, like me, you love baking, have a T.V. and live in the UK, you would undoubtedly have come across ‘The Great British Bake Off’. Series 6 started last week after much excitement and build up. Along with thousands of others I couldn’t wait to start watching and meet this year’s bakers. The first programme … Continue reading

Blueberry, Lemon and White Chocolate Sponge

Blueberries are delicious with a little lemon or lime and in this cake I’ve used them with lemon and white chocolate. The lemon adds a slight tartness to the blueberries and really brings out their flavour. The white chocolate adds a creamy sweetness that really complements this. I made a 6” round sponge, using two … Continue reading

Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very summery and extremely delicious. Sweet raspberries with a zesty zing – yum! Cupcake Ingredients:- 100g Caster Sugar 100g Butter, softened 120g Self Raising Flour 2 Tablespoons Cornflour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Medium Eggs, beaten 3 Tablespoons Milk Grated Zest 1 Lemon Method:- Heat the oven to 160c. Beat together the … Continue reading

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes for Easter

Its time to celebrate all things chocolatey and spring like, so here are my Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes and some ideas for spring cupcake toppers and decoration. Happy Easter! Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients:- 100g Soft Brown Sugar 100g Butter, softened 120g Self Raising Flour 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder, sieved 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Medium … Continue reading

Parsnip and Ginger Cake

About two years ago I baked a parsnip cake for a Clandestine Cake Club meeting. I’d found the recipe in a Country Living Magazine and it was delicious. Much like carrots, parsnips add a lovely moist depth to a cake. Recently I’ve had a yearning to make parsnip cake again – mainly since I visited … Continue reading

Zesty Lime and Blueberry Cake

I love blueberries and they’re incredibly good for you. However, I haven’t really used them much in baking as although they look very pretty, I’ve found them to be rather tasteless when in a cake. I often experiment with mixing flavours and this week found a perfect partner for those dull blueberries (sorry!). Lime and … Continue reading