Last Minute Chocolate Christmas Cake

Things have been so busy this year that unfortunately I haven’t had time to bake as often as I would like. My Christmas Cake has been a last minute affair completed just in time – but I’m actually quite pleased with the result! It’s an 8″ chocolate cake, filled and covered with chocolate buttercream. I … Continue reading

Naked Chocolate Celebration Cake

“Naked” cakes – that is a cake without icing – can look stunningly beautiful and provide a simply delicious celebration cake! I made this Naked Chocolate Cake for a wedding in the summer. The wedding theme was a Tea Party with vintage china, vintage tablecloths and bunting, set in a barn decorated with simple country … Continue reading

In search of perfect cupcakes!

Cupcakes are still as popular as ever and rightly so. They are perfect miniature cakes and come with such a variety of flavours and toppings, they could never really become boring. There are a multitude of cupcake recipes, mostly for sponge mixtures, but I’ve actually found it quite difficult to find the ‘perfect’ recipe! So, here I’m sharing a … Continue reading

Lime and Coconut Cake

I have wanted to make a lime and coconut cake for quite a while now. I’ve never tried one before and it sounds delicious and quite summery albeit we haven’t quite got there with the weather yet. This cake turned out to be moreishly moist, light, sticky and sweet and I was helplessly tempted into eating a … Continue reading

Fairies on Fairy Cakes

Fairy Cakes What is the difference between a fairy cake and a cupcake? First of all it seems that a fairy cake is smaller than a cupcake. Mary Berry, in her book 100 Cakes and Bakes, states that a cupcake is also a different shape to a fairy cake – ‘the cases are deeper and … Continue reading

Double Chocolate Heart Cake

Valentines Heart Cake This cake is a chocolate sponge baked in a heart shape, with a white chocolate fudgy topping and completed with swirls of pink marshmallow fluff. It’s a chocolately, gooey, heavenly cake just perfect for Valentine’s Day! Chocolate Cake:- 175g light muscovado sugar 175g butter, softened 175g egg – approx. 3 large or 4 medium, beaten … Continue reading

Orange, Pistachio and Avocado Cake

Last year I baked my first avocado cake and discovered a delicious new cake ingredient. You would never know the cake has avocado in it but it gives a light, moist creamy texture and flavour. I’ve finally got round to making another but decided to add some more flavours as the avocado is very subtle. This … Continue reading

Lemon, Lavender and White Chocolate Cake

This is just a simple sponge cake but the flavour combination is delicious! Recipe Ingredients:- 150g caster sugar 150g softened butter 3 eggs, beaten 150g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder zest of 1 lemon small handful lavender flowers (fresh or dried) 100g bar white chocolate Lemon Syrup:- Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon caster … Continue reading

Blackcurrant and Chocolate Cake

This week I was very excited to be attending my first CCC (Clandestine Cake Club). So many lovely bakers had been talking about it on blogs and Twitter and I finally got the chance to go when Charlotte from Go Free Foods (@GoFreeFoods) set up a Dorset group. The theme was Summer Fruits and I … Continue reading