Chocolate And Coffee Cake

Last week I became an Aunty for the second time with the arrival of a beautiful little niece called Bridget. When popping over to visit her (and my sister, brother-in-law, and three-year old nephew Rowan) I bought along this cake. It’s pretty intense so you only need small slices and it’s a dense, chocolatey sponge…

Lemon And Elderflower Birthday 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…

Gin And Tonic Cake

If you’re looking for a way to merge your favourite drink with a light sponge cake, this is it. There’s a little gin in the cake batter and the icing, but it’s very subtle and not too overpowering (depending on how much you want). I’d recommend taste testing along the way until you’ve got an…

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…