Category Archives: cake

Chocolate layer cake

This delicious chocolate cake is all about textures. A crisp, cookie-like base, a layer of gooey jam, a soft, moist chocolate cake, topped with crunchy flaked almonds and granulated sugar. Served with a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop … Continue reading

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Magdalenas are Spanish cupcakes very similar to French Madeleines. Simple, soft and fluffy cakes that are traditionally eaten for breakfast with a cup of coffee, they also make a great addition to a lunchbox or as an afternoon snack. Magdalenas … Continue reading

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Spiced fruit and nut bars

These luscious snack bars are vegan, loaded with fruit and nuts, sweet and spicy and ever so moreish! Makes 12 Preparation 10 minutes Baking 20 minutes Ingredients 125g (1 cup, spooned and scraped) all-purpose (plain) flour 1 1/2 tsp baking … Continue reading

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Banana split cupcakes

Got overripe bananas in your fruit basket? Fed up to the back teeth with banana bread? Have I got a treat for you! Banana split cupcakes with chocolate chips and a strawberry swirl, topped with a simple creamy frosting and … Continue reading

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Dalek cupcakes

Today marks my 4th blogiversary. How time flies! I actually made these Dalek cupcakes on Christmas day, to eat while we watched the Doctor Who Christmas special, but needed a good excuse to post something so fangirly! So, without further … Continue reading

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Triple chocolate mud cake and baking as therapy

Milk and white chocolate two-toned mud cake with dark chocolate fudge frosting. When I want to celebrate something, I dive into the kitchen to construct something fun. Similarly, when life hands me something bad, I turn to the solace of … Continue reading

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Raspberry almond torte (flourless) with dark chocolate fudge frosting

I have a (terrible?) habit of spotting something on special and buying lots of it so I can use it in “something”, but often when I buy it, I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. Take … Continue reading

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Golden syrup loaf cake

Golden syrup is a thick, rich, sweet amber-coloured syrup that adds moistness and incredible depth of flavour to baked goods. And if that wasn’t enough, this cake is super-charged with the addition of more syrup after baking to give it … Continue reading

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Dutch spice bread

Ontbijtkoek – Dutch spice bread (or cake) – a wonderful winter tea time treat! Crunchy crust, dense crumb with a rich, sweetly spiced flavour. Ontbijtkoek is traditionally served at breakfast with a thick layer of butter, or it can be … Continue reading

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Christmas parfait

Looking for something a little different from the traditional Christmas pudding this year? How about a Christmas parfait. The quintessential flavours of Christmas with spiced fruit mince, cherries and toasted almonds in a rich, custard-based ice cream cake, without the … Continue reading

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