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

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 than fairy cakes. This recipe is my version of The Hummingbird … Continue reading Mini Chocolate Guinness Engagement Cakes

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 flavours are a match made in heaven and while it’s delicious … Continue reading Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

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 be eaten with something gentle and here I’ve gone for … Continue reading Rhubarb And Vanilla Cakes

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 cakes means I’ve now nailed it down and can (almost … Continue reading Five Tips For Cake Baking Success

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

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 cake which is  welcome change to your standard lemon drizzle. … Continue reading Orange And Lemon Bundt Cake