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

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

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