Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

On the whole I don’t tend to make chocolate cakes, mainly because I don’t really like the flavour and generally would always go for a fruity cake instead, but for all my friends who are chocoholics this is a really easy cake to whip up. The mini eggs make it perfect for eater but it…

Lemon And Elderflower Loaf Cake

Lemon drizzle cake is probably my all-time favourite flavour and here I’ve changed it slightly by adding in some elderflower cordial, giving the whole thing a fragrant and fruity flavour. It’s easy to make and the addition of elderflower in the cake mix and the drizzle poured onto the warm cake give it a beautifully…

Hot Cross Bun Loaf Cake

It’s hot cross bun season so to celebrate I’ve made a hot cross bun-themed loaf cake filled with all the delicious fruity flavours of these bread buns but in cake form. The sponge is lightly flavoured with almonds, orange and mixed spice and filled with currents to give it the taste of a hot cross…

Salted Caramel And Carrot Cake

One of my good friends Hugh recently turned 30 and to mark the occasion I baked him a giant carrot cake, topped and filled with salted caramel. The cake is an adaption of a BBC carrot and cinnamon cake which I’ve been making as a loaf cake for quite a while and what makes it…

From a Hackney to an E17 kitchen

This blog started in 2016 while I was living in a one-bed flat in Hackney, sandwiched in-between Clissold and Finsbury Parks. The kitchen was compact (to say the least) but we had three lovely years living there and many happy cake customers during that time. After getting married last year and outgrowing the flat we…

Red Velvet Cake With Black Buttercream

I was recently asked if I could make a red velvet cake with black icing and not one to turn down a challenge, I accepted. It was for a friend of mine’s blog (Death & the Maiden) and I used cream cheese frosting, black on the outside and white inside to give a good colour…

Wedding cakes

Our wedding featured a LOT of cake, I baked my own wedding cake and then we asked our lovely guests to bring bakes which were the pudding course of our main meal (a posh picnic afternoon tea). For the main cake, I made a three-tiered cake with a different flavour in each layer. The bottom…

Lemon Sponge Birthday Cake

Lemon is a classic flavour for a cake and works well for a crowd as everyone loves it. Recently I baked a cake for my friend Fiona’s birthday party and needed something that would feed around 30 people. I chose a light lemon sponge cake, filled with raspberry jam, and covered in buttercream. On top…

Super-Charged Energy Bars

When it comes to breakfast bars, I’m of the belief that whatever you eat should give you enough energy to last until at least the 11am snack break, if not beyond. These breakfast bars will do this and are designed to give you an instant sugar hit (don’t opt for these if you’re looking for…

Mini Chocolate Guinness Engagement Cakes

When some of my lovely friends recently got engaged, as a present I made them some miniature cup cakes to enjoy at their engagement party. To give the cakes a little more depth I decided to go for chocolate Guinness with a cream cheese frosting and used mini muffin cake cases, which are slightly smaller…

‘I never wanted tears on the Bake Off’ says Mary Berry who picks lemon drizzle as her favourite cake, says clean eating is ‘right off her list’ and admits she’s a big fan of high street fashion

  Mary Berry says lemon drizzle is her favourite cake, ‘clean eating’ is not on her list, she was right over ‘ragu-gate’ , and the company you’re with is far more important than the food you’re eating. I went to see her talk about her latest book, Mary Berry Everyday, being interviewed by the Times…

Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

As I’ve said several million times before, peanut butter is one of my all time favourite things in life and I could happily eat it straight out of the pot with no remorse. Here I’ve combined it with another love of mine, banana cake, to create a sweet, sticky delicious combination loaf cake. The two…