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…

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…

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…

Five Tips For Cake Baking Success

Over the years I’ve made several thousand different sponge cakes and they’ve not all turned out looking beautiful. In fact several have been total disasters which have had to be scraped into the bin in a rage and forgotten about over a strong gin and tonic. However, the trials and tribulations of making so many…

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…

Orange And Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon cake is a safe bet for pretty much any occasion and will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. However, in this version I’ve changed the flavour slightly and added orange to the mix making the entire cake a little fruitier. The flavours of the orange and lemon together make a fragrant, fresh and zingy…

The Eight Best Lemon Cake Recipes

Zesty, fragrant and delicious alongside a fresh cup of tea – lemon cake is hands down one of the best flavoured cakes on the planet. It’s a beautiful classic that will never go out of fashion and is the perfect treat at any time of day. Whether on its own, drizzled with icing or with…

Football Birthday Cake

I recently started working with a brilliant local charity called Free Cakes for Kids Hackney. It matches up willing volunteer bakers (like myself) with children who are in difficult situations who otherwise wouldn’t get a birthday cake. Requests for cakes are sent out every couple of weeks and for this one I was told the…

Twelve Top New Year’s Eve Cakes

It’s almost New Year’s Eve and that means it’s time to celebrate the end of another year and what better way to do so than with cake? Let’s be honest, the past 12 months haven’t been the greatest, from Brexit to Trump and a weirdly high number of celebrity deaths. But 2016 is almost over…