Chocolate, Hazelnut And Coffee Cake

In general I usually shy away from chocolate cakes, opting for a lemon or Victoria sponge instead, so I’ve tried to develop a chocolate cake recipe that works. I love Nutella more than life so here I’ve added in chopped, roasted hazelnuts to create a similar flavour and the addition of coffee makes the whole thing richer and balances off the sweetness of the chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate, Hazelnut And Coffee Cake

Surprise Smarties Chocolate Cake

A few months ago I started volunteering for the brilliant charity Free Cakes For Kids and the latest bake I made was a smarties chocolate cake. It was a for a three-year old boy and I decided to have a relatively simple design but with a hidden smarties ‘surprise’ inside. The charity works all over the UK and I actually first heard about it when … Continue reading Surprise Smarties Chocolate Cake

Banana and Cinnamon Fairy Cakes

When you add bananas to cake something special happens as no only does it become infused with the banana goodness, the texture develops a beautifully squishy feel. If you’ve got some bananas in your fruit bowl which are looking more brown than yellow, they will be perfect to use as when it comes to bananas in cake, the blacker the better. There’s thousands of different … Continue reading Banana and Cinnamon Fairy Cakes

Chocolate And Pumpkin Halloween Cake

On the whole I generally tend to shy away from chocolate cakes, largely because they’re either too rich or not flavoured enough, but with the addition of pumpkin this one is delightfully squidgy yet not overpoweringly chocolately. There’s a number of ways you can make pumpkin but I find the easiest (and laziest) is to buy the pre-made pumpkin filling. You can always de-seed, peel … Continue reading Chocolate And Pumpkin Halloween Cake

Sweet Potato And Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Autumn is my favourite season of the year and one of the main reasons is the baked goods on offer. Pumpkin is the obvious one but there’s also an abundance of other flavours, from classics like baked apples to those which are slightly less common, such as sweet potato. The flavour is similar to pumpkin but slightly more subtle so by adding in a sweet … Continue reading Sweet Potato And Cinnamon Loaf Cake

15 Of The Best Pumpkin Cake Recipes

There are few things in life I get more excited about than the crisp feel of walking over crunchy autumn leaves, the nights drawing in and my flat smelling of the warm aroma of baking pumpkin. Nothing marks the changing in season more and the run up to Christmas as baking with pumpkin and cinnamon and there are endless options available. To get you thinking … Continue reading 15 Of The Best Pumpkin Cake Recipes

Matcha And Lemon Cup Cakes

We’ve all heard about matcha powder and if you haven’t, just have a look through any recent article in the past few months talking about the latest superfood. But what’s slightly less common in the UK ┬áis matcha cake and after being sent in some Bloom matcha in ‘mindpower’ flavour powder I set to work at creating something to incorporate the powder. While I think … Continue reading Matcha And Lemon Cup Cakes