'A very simple loaf cake with a heady hit of coffee and a light-as-anything whipped mascarpone topping'. That's the blurb that got my attention, while flicking through You magazine last year. It's a recipe by Eleanor Maidment and I've had it on my 'to try' list for ages. Version 1: made with instant coffee I… Continue reading Cappuccino Loaf
This sounds like a magical combination to me. Personally, I prefer not to use chocolate flavoured batter with orange, I like a madeira style cake with either chocolate chips or chocolate frosting, so this ticks the boxes. This recipe is from 'Fast Cakes' by Mary Berry, which is a book that I highly recommend. We've… Continue reading Chocolate and Orange Loaf
The full title is actually 'Chocolate Traybake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting' but that's quite a mouthful! I doubt that it would fit as a title. I've made this many times. The traybake is easy and quick to make. The traybake recipe is from bbc food recipes website. The frosting recipe was for a different cake on… Continue reading Chocolate Traybake
I love looking at recipes in the weekend papers and in magazines. I often cut them out, but it may take years before I try them, if I ever do. I saw a recipe by Tom Doorley in The Mail at the start of the year, for Orange Cake and it caught my eye. I… Continue reading Orange Sponge Cake
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.
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. The recipe for the traybake is here: Vanilla Traybake Be generous… Continue reading Easter Traybake