Raspberry and Rose Cake

This cake is made with two 6″ sponges infused with rose water, drizzled with rose syrup and filled with raspberry conserve and raspberry flavoured buttercream. The cake was layered and decorated for a birthday but would be equally delicious and pretty served simply as a filled sponge. Raspberry and Rose Cake For the two 6″ … Continue reading

Cranberry and Orange Cake

This is a moist sponge made with oranges, filled with cranberry and orange curd and covered with cranberry and orange curd buttercream. Its a fruity alternative to Christmas cake and packed with vitamin C! Cranberry and Orange Curd Ingredients:- 225g Cranberries 2 Oranges 225g Caster Sugar 50g Butter 2 Eggs, beaten Method:- Remove the skin … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

    There’s still time for some last minute Christmas baking! Along with the last of the mince pies I baked today, I’ve made some chocolate orange cupcakes. Chocolate is always popular at Christmas and these have a rich chocolate, almost truffle flavour. These can be frozen, fully decorated so are perfect to pop in … Continue reading

Christmas Apple, Orange and Cinnamon Jelly

This is one of my favourite Christmas recipes. It has a light but warming flavour – perfect for the festive season! To Make Apple, Orange and Cinnamon Jelly: 1 kg cooking apples 4 oranges 1kg caster sugar 1   1/2 litres water 4 cinnamon sticks Chop the fruit roughly without peeling and add the cinnamon sticks … Continue reading

How to make a perfect sponge

A sponge is one of the most basic cakes you can make, with few ingredients and yet it’s something which can be incredibly difficult to get right! I’ve tried and tested many recipes and tips and here are my favourite tips for a perfect bake… Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature, preferably … Continue reading

Beetroot and Orange Chutney

This recipe is an adaptation from a Beetroot and Orange Relish recipe by Thane Prince in her book ‘Jams & Chutneys’. I’ve called it Chutney as it is much thicker and chunkier than her original recipe which calls for the beetroot to be grated. It makes a delicious accompaniment to any cold dish, particularly over … Continue reading

Cappuccino Cupcakes

Recently life has become very busy and I can’t complain one bit as I’m following my dream. I started my blog in October 2011 to record recipes I tried and loved and some of my own, and to try to bake more and learn more about baking. I intended it just to be for myself … 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

Gluten Free St. Clement’s Cake

It’s so cold outside I’ve been very thankful to be inside baking this week! I was asked to bake a cake for a friend with orange and lemon and it had to be gluten free. The cake is half orange, half lemon and I’ve named it  St. Clement’s cake after the children’s rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’. The gluten free flour gives … Continue reading