'Life without cake is like cake without chocolate', this quote was on a birthday card that my son got a while ago and I love it. I clearly love chocolate cake too. I have a few good recipes in my repertoire - a rich chocolate fudge cake, a nice birthday cake and now a new… Continue reading Simple Chocolate Cake
Itsy bitsy cupcakes are much loved in this house. They are perfect for little hands and dramatically reduce the waste. I think we all know a child that takes a bite out of a normal size cupcake and then abandons it! Or who just eats the icing and leaves the cupcake. They are also great… Continue reading Mini Cupcakes
Cake, Chocolate & Coca Cola. I have always been curious about combining the three but only got around to trying a recipe recently. I had saved a recipe by Sophie White, which was published in a weekend supplement months ago and decided my husband's birthday was the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.… Continue reading Coca Cola Chocolate Cake
I make Lemon traybake a lot. To say that it is a huge hit is an understatement. My family loves it as does anyone I know, who has baked it. For years I have made 'Ice Lemon traybake' using a mixture of Icing sugar & lemon juice to decorate it. I'll be honest, I was… Continue reading Lemon Traybake – Variations.
I make this a lot, for ourselves and also as to bring to other people's houses. I can't take the credit for the recipe, I found it ages ago and it's a Mary Berry (aka my hero) one. I love it as it's an all-in-one recipe, so super easy to make. I do like other… Continue reading Banana Loaf
I have temporarily given up the quest for flapjacks that aren't full of sugar and moved on to a hunt for a nice simple biscuit that is a handy snack for the kids. These biscuits have oats in them, so I figure they will get some slow release energy, it's a winner. There are only… Continue reading Oat Rounds
Ok, I'm rehashing a recipe I've blogged about before but with an Easter spin. Decorate the Vanilla traybake with sprinkles and egg sweets (I used mini eggs and golden eggs) for a super easy dessert on Easter Sunday that goes a long way. Be generous with the eggs, I like to ensure that there is… Continue reading Easter Traybake