Liz & Ed’s Semi-Naked Wedding Cake

Being asked to bake a cake is always an honour, especially when it’s by one of your friends for an occasion such as a wedding. It’s also something I still don’t really believe is happening, given that until a few years ago I’d only really made cakes at home when people came to visit and only dreamt of starting up a small business and selling … Continue reading Liz & Ed’s Semi-Naked Wedding Cake

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 with subtle hints of coffee in the cake and the … Continue reading Chocolate And Coffee Cake

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 floral spring feel. And if it’s good enough for Harry … Continue reading Lemon And Elderflower Birthday Cake

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 icing you’re really happy with and that’s not too gin-strong. … Continue reading Gin And Tonic Cake

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 floral spring feel. Ingredients 175g soft butter 175g caster sugar … Continue reading Lemon And Elderflower Loaf Cake