Category Archives: cake

Mini panettoni with dark chocolate

Festive baking time! Rich, yeasted sweet bread studded with dark chocolate, in a handy little size for parties and lunchboxes. Makes 24 muffin-sized panettone Active time about 2 hours Resting time 5 – 6 hours Baking time about 40 minutes … Continue reading

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Cranberry walnut loaf

A flavour-packed whole wheat sweet bread for a chilly autumn afternoon. I used candied cranberries, but it works just as well with fresh or frozen cranberries – it will just be a bit less sweet. Makes 1 x 30cm (12″) … Continue reading

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Chocolate cookie ice cream cake

It’s like a huge frozen oreo! Summer for me is all about trying to cool down, and coming up with delicious recipes that don’t require an oven. Of course, I still bake macarons and bread and pizzas, but a freezer … Continue reading

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Rhubarb streusel cake

Incredibly light and buttery sponge cake topped with a fruity streusel – the bright tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly balanced by the rich brown sugar. This recipe originated in the kitchen of a friend of mine – I saw … Continue reading

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Jólakaka – Icelandic Yule cake

This traditional Icelandic Christmas cake is super simple to make, and a thick slice (or two) is just perfect smeared with butter or jam and served with a steaming hot cup of tea. Makes 1 medium loaf cake Preparation: 10 … Continue reading

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Caramelised apple and pear cake

Beautifully fluffy cake with a crisp sugar crust on top and a soft, moist fruit filling. Caramelising the apples and pears before adding them to the batter gives this cake a huge hit of flavour, plus the rich taste of … Continue reading

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Autumn pudding

Autumn pudding (or Fall pudding, for my North American friends) is full of fruit which has been lightly stewed with warm spices, and layered with thick slices of rich, buttery brioche. It’s an easy, no-bake, make-ahead dessert that will delight … Continue reading

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