Cakes

Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine’s Cupcakes

Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine’s Cupcakes

These Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine’s Cupcakes are amazing. Honestly, the chocolate sponge is just delightfully moist and chocolatey, and even a few raspberries in the buttercream icing gives it a gorgeous fruity flavour that compliments the chocolate exceptionally well. When you bite in and get […]

Valentine’s Brownies

Valentine’s Brownies

Now, first things first. I’m not a huge lover of Valentine’s Day. We have a nice meal and buy each other treats (which we tend to get together, and they tend to be DVDs and things we both want) but we don’t go over the […]

Classic Pear Upside Down Cake

Classic Pear Upside Down Cake

I can remember my mum making pineapple upside down cake when I was little. I’m not sure why I remember this specifically so well, as I’m not sure it was a regular occurrence and it’s not something I’ve had in adulthood or tried to make […]

Baking with Kids: Chocolate Cupcakes with a Sticky Chocolate Glaze

Baking with Kids: Chocolate Cupcakes with a Sticky Chocolate Glaze

The Boy is really into helping out in the kitchen at the moment. And the girl loves coming in every 30 seconds saying, “Cake now ta mumum”. Which was her first sentence, and still her favourite! It’s come at a handy time because I absolutely […]

Basic Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Basic Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

I’d never had carrot cake until a few years ago. I think as a child there’s something quite off-putting about carrots in cake, even though I loved carrots. Cheesecake too I always found to be an odd concept. However, since braving my first carrot cake […]

Classic Christmas Stollen

Classic Christmas Stollen

I’d never had Stollen until a few years ago. I spent my childhood absolutely convinced that I didn’t like marzipan, what a fool I was! So, Classic Christmas Stollen isn’t something that had ever appealed to me. I don’t hugely like Christmas food either. It’s […]

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

I’ve never made a Christmas cake. I didn’t like them for a long time (nor did I like mince pies or Christmas puddings…actually I still don’t like Christmas pudding. Yuck!) so it’s not something that ever came up. My mum also makes a pretty amazing […]

Baking with the Kids: Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Baking with the Kids: Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

The Boy has recently started getting more involved in the kitchen. I think I’ve mentioned before that as a toddler he loved helping with cakes and things, but then seemed to lose all interest for a while. In the last few weeks, he’s been asking […]

Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake

I think I might be getting ready to make a circular cake! I heard someone say that loaf cakes were harder the other day, the shape means it’s harder to cook right or something? Seriously, a loaf is the only shape cake I’ve ever got […]

3 Ingredient Pineapple Loaf Cake

3 Ingredient Pineapple Loaf Cake

Ok, that’s a bit of a lie. This one wasn’t 3 ingredients. It was 6. But, only because I didn’t have enough self-raising flour so had to use plain with some baking powder and I added some icing. But, if you just made the cake […]