Cakes

Licorice, Lemon and Poppyseed Cake

Licorice, Lemon and Poppyseed Cake

The cake I’m going suggest you bake will look different to the one above. It’s still the exact same ingredients but I’ll get you to chop the liquorice up into tiny pieces and incorporate them into the batter. When you bake the liquorice, like I have done above, it goes too hard and crunchy(I know(…)

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie

This is, most definitely, a family favourite of ours. It is surprisingly light, with a super moorish brownie base. I use Whittakers Creamy Milk chocolate for both the brownie base and mousse. This is a dessert that needs to stay refrigerated, to keep it’s texture. I always make it in a round tin, I cut(…)

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Meg’s Apple Cake

Meg’s Apple Cake

This apple cake is outrageously good. The recipe comes from a wonderful woman, also called Megan. Her claims to fames, to date, are her bread rolls(amazing), salads(fantastic), pizza dough(my daughter reckons better than mine, I told her to shut up!)…..and now her apple cake. I had this the other evening at her house and I(…)

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Apple and Walnut Cinnamon Cake

Apple and Walnut Cinnamon Cake

I could have called this cake several names, basically it’s a brown sugar fruit cake. I’m going to give you two options, the first is a walnut apple crumble top version with sliced apple arranged on top, the second is an apple puree, walnut, cinnamon sugar mix option. Both are equally delicious. During my cafe(…)

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Smashed Jaffa Cake (chocolate/orange)

Smashed Jaffa Cake (chocolate/orange)

I was in Bakers Delight purchasing some bread and sampled  their new orange chocolate chip scones …delicious…hence this cake. As you can imagine, the smashed Jaffas on top will make this very popular if you have kids in the house…..keeping in mind the little (I won’t say) will tend to sneak back in and  PICK(…)

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cake

I wasn’t sure about this cake to begin with, but that sometimes happens when you are too closely associated with a product. I left it a day, decorated it, looked at it for a while, decided we were never going to eat it all….packaged half of it up to give to the builders next door….looked(…)

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Apricot and Walnut Carrot Cake

Apricot and Walnut Carrot Cake

I don’t make carrot cake often as my son wouldn’t go near it due to the vegetable content and as I rely on my son’s 14 year old metabolism to devour the baking, it would go to waste.  This recipe is actually a halved version of the one I made in the cafe. I would(…)

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Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu Cake

 Tiramisu has to be one of my all time favourites. This is more of a tiramisu cake, as I use a cream cheese/mascarpone/cream filling. This keeps it firm, more like an italian sponge torte….just talking about this is making me seriously hungry. You really have to make tiramisu at least once before you can start(…)

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