Category Archives: cake

Red berry parfait

A coulis of strawberries, raspberries and red currants is layered with creamy no-churn vanilla ice cream which is studded with chunks of chewy meringue in this gorgeous summer dessert. As this recipe makes 2 ice cream cakes, I decorated one … Continue reading

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Chocolate hazelnut flourless torte

This flourless chocolate hazelnut torte is simply amazing! It’s quite like the Italian torta caprese, but it has no butter in it. Yes, you read that right. No butter. No oil, either. It is rich, soft, moist and incredibly light, … Continue reading

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Chocolate hazelnut twist

Sweet yeast dough, slathered in a rich concoction of hazelnuts, dark chocolate, sugar and butter, then rolled and twisted into a swirled ring. Wickedness never tasted so good! Makes 1 large loaf Note: To halve the recipe to make a … Continue reading

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Welsh cakes with honey butter

Warm, crumbly, fruity Welsh cakes are a traditional tea time treat in Wales, similar to a scone but cooked in a heavy frying pan on the stove-top. Served with sweet, whipped honey butter, they make a scrumptious after school snack … Continue reading

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Swiss carrot cake

A light, moist, flavourful carrot cake from the Swiss canton of Aargau, which contains no oil or butter, and no flour. Low fat, dairy free, gluten free. It’s practically health food! Makes a 24cm (10″) cake – serves 12 Preparation: … Continue reading


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Vatnsdeigsbollur – Icelandic cream puffs

I am currently more than just a little bit Iceland obsessed. Going there has been at the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember, then last summer I finally went, and fell head over heels … Continue reading

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Vegan fruitcake

First cab off the rank for my festive baking! Rich, boozy fruitcake is a favourite around the holidays. Enjoy it with a cup of tea on a chilly afternoon, with a warm sweet sauce for dessert or with coffee for … Continue reading

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Candied cranberry cake with cream cheese frosting

I don’t recall ever having seen a fresh cranberry in Australia. Sweet, shrivelled little dried ones, yes, but not fresh ones. They must have been there, but I suspect further south than where I lived in the sub-tropics. When I … Continue reading

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Triple-layer ice cream cake

Three ice cream layers loaded with Biscoff spread, dark chocolate and meringue pieces. I had a jar of Biscoff spread sitting in the pantry after picking it up on a whim… in fact, I have a whole shelf full of … Continue reading

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Peach muffins

Soft, moist muffins bursting with fresh fruit. After a long, grey winter of apples, apples, a quick flurry of clementines over the holidays, then back to apples, apples and more apples, it is mind-blowingly fun to go to the grocer’s … Continue reading

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