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…

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 pickingĀ out eight of my favourite rhubarb cakes I decided to make some for myself. As rhubarb is such a strong flavour it needs to…

How To Save Your Baking Failure

I’ve had many a cake fail in my time and I like to think the only reason I’m good at baking now is because I’ve made so many mistakes in the past. One of the most frustrating things in life for me is spending loads of time and money making a cake only for it…

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…