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…

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…

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…

Peanut Butter And White Chocolate Flapjacks

There’s something rather beautiful about sticky, gooey golden brown flapjacks. At any time of the day they’re the perfect sugar boost and as they’re made from porridge oats they must be healthy…right? Here I’ve knocked the classic aside slightly and thrown caution and calories to the wind with the addition of white chocolate and crunchy…

Lemon And Blackberry Loaf Cake

Lemon drizzle cake is without doubt one of my favourite flavours for cake and I love the almost pudding-like texture when the lemon syrup has absorbed into the cake. Here Ive added blackberries into the middle of the mixture to create a fruity, colourful loaf which is perfect with a dollop of greek yoghurt or…

Rhubarb And Vanilla Cakes

  It’s rhubarb season which means you have no excuse not to throw the beautifully bright pink fruit into everything you bake. I love the taste of rhubarb and inspired by picking out eight of my favourite rhubarb cakes I decided to make some for myself. As rhubarb is such a strong flavour it needs to…

Banana And Salted Caramel Loaf Cake

I think we can all agree that whatever we bake – or eat – adding some salted caramel to it can only make it better. At the same time, banana cake is an all-time favourite classic of mine so naturally here I’ve merged the two together. Banana cake is relatively easy to make and can…

Surprise Lemon Drizzle Birthday Cake

    March is always a busy time for me as five of my closest friends all have their birthdays within a few days of each other so it means spending a lot of time making birthday cakes. This lemon drizzle birthday cake was for my friend Nina which I decorated with the simple addition…