Chocolate Mousse Cake

This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge was Mary Berry’s Chocolate Mousse Cake from her 100 Cakes and Bakes. The sponge was a challenge to say the least although it turned out well. It is a Genoise cake recipe and involves whisking the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy, then adding flour, cocoa powder and … Continue reading

Date and Chocolate Loaf

Last week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge was Mary Berry‘s Date and Chocolate Loaf from her wonderful 100 Cakes and Bakes. I was very excited as it looks rather yummy – Mary describes it as ‘a rich loaf that’s so moist it doesn’t need to be buttered. The dates give the cake a lovely texture and … Continue reading

Wimbledon Cake

What better bake than Mary Berry’s Wimbledon Cake for last week’s Weekly Bake Off and I was really looking forward to this one! Mary’s cake looks absolutely lovely in the picture in her 100 Cakes and Bakes and I love strawberries and cream. The really good part was that there was no flour and no … Continue reading

Devonshire Apple Cake

This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge is Mary Berry’s Devonshire Apple Cake from her 100 Cakes and Bakes. Much as I love Mary’s recipes I’ve been feeling a bit ‘caked out’ after all the Jubilee baking so was craving something healthy and wholesome. I’ve adapted Mary’s recipe to include wholemeal self-raising flour and only half … Continue reading

Madeira Cake

Mary Berry’s Madeira Cake was this week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge. Mary describes it as a’rich, densely textured sponge cake’ in her 100 Cakes and Bakes. It was straightforward to make using Mary’s favoured ‘all in one’ method and contained ground almonds and lemon zest. The recipe produced a lovely, light cake but I had … Continue reading

Dark Indulgent Chocolate and Walnut Brownies

I have to admit I was a little scared when I went to buy the ingredients for this week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge. I came home with four bars of chocolate (350g needed) and 225g chocolate chips and that’s alongside 225g butter and 225g caster sugar! I really love chocolate but I thought I might be preparing … Continue reading

American Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake

This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge is American Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake (pg 176 of Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes) and I have to say I couldn’t wait to make it! I’ve had my eye on this for a while as it looks totally yummy in the book. As usual, Mary didn’t disappoint and this … Continue reading

Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake

Mary Berry’s Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake was this week’s Weekly Bake Off Challenge. I love ginger and treacle so was keen to make this one. Mary used the ‘all-in-one’ method for this bake. I’m always wary of using this incredibly easy  method but her recipes always seem to work perfectly and it did this … Continue reading

The Ultimate Chocolate Roulade

This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge is Mary Berry’s Ultimate Chocolate Roulade. The roulade is made without flour so is very light but was quite rich in chocolate flavour. I added raspberries to the cream filling as Mary suggests in her book, 100 Cakes and Bakes, and the fruit added a lovely sharpness to complement … Continue reading