Courgette, lime, and pineapple cake

Courgette, lime, and pineapple cake

This is one of my favourite flavour combinations! My courgette, lime, and pineapple cake is easy peasy to make and super delicious. The flavour combination works beautifully, giving a lightly fruity taste, that works wonderfully with the cream cheese frosting. Don’t be put off by the courgette (AKA zucchini) – you can’t taste it and you get the most amazingly moist cake with it. It’s … Continue reading Courgette, lime, and pineapple cake

Banana chocolate chip cookies

I absolutely love banana and chocolate together – as evidenced by my recipes for banana chocolate loaf cake, banana chocolate chip muffins, and banana chocolate chip mini loaves. It’s a delicious combination and it works beautifully and these cookies. This recipe is adapted from a couple of different ones that I’ve been tweaking. The cookies have a delightful crisp but soft texture – cakier than … Continue reading Banana chocolate chip cookies

Showstopping pavlova

Phwoar. Hello, gorgeous. This showstopping pavlova a really fun dessert to make because it’s bright and cheery, and it looks way harder than it actually is. Luckily for you, it’s easy peasy and is best made the night before you need it. You can also make it a bit healthier by topping it with fat free Greek yoghurt (the authentic stuff like Total, which is thicker) … Continue reading Showstopping pavlova

Chocolate Guinness bundt cake

God love whoever thought to put Guinness in a cake. It goes so beautifully with chocolate – it adds a delicious savoury richness and the most wonderful rich black colour to the sponge. I love a good bundt cake, and I really think the fluffy white cream cheese frosting looks wonderful in contrast to the black cake. This recipe is adapted from a Hummingbird Bakery … Continue reading Chocolate Guinness bundt cake

White chocolate and cranberry blondies

White chocolate and cranberry blondies

Ah the brownie’s lesser known sister, the blondie – a white chocolate-y, crazy sweet little morsel of joy. These are easy to make and they’re a real crowd pleaser – but do cut them up small as they pack a punch and you don’t want to fall into a sugar coma. The cranberries and the white chocolate really complement each other nicely. I adapted this … Continue reading White chocolate and cranberry blondies

Lemon and lime drizzle cake

I love lemon drizzle cake, but sometimes I like to jazz it up a bit. Lemon and lime is a classic combination – this one is very moist and pleasantly zingy! Best of all it takes only a few mins to throw together and bung in the oven, and doesn’t require any rich, faffy frosting. For an 8″ round cake that serves about 10-12 people, … Continue reading Lemon and lime drizzle cake

Coffee and Rum Cake

Guest post from the amazing Clare of the Little Bear Cakery! At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to spend four days doing work experience at The Delaunay, Aldwych. Part of Rex Restaurant Associates (owners of the Wolseley), The Delaunay is an all-day cafe-restaurant inspired by the grand cafes of Europe with an emphasis on Austro-Hungarian cakes. Everything I tried whilst working there … Continue reading Coffee and Rum Cake

Banana and chocolate bundt cake

Oh I *do* love a delicious bundt cake – and this banana and chocolate bundt cake is a particularly tasty one. Bunt cakes are super easy and quicker then traditional round cakes, because the hole in the middle lets air circulate, cooking the cake more quickly. This one is dead easy to make and it’s based on my favourite, super reliable banana cake recipe. You … Continue reading Banana and chocolate bundt cake

Banana spiced madeleines

I absolutely love madeleines – they’re just so dainty! These banana spiced madeleines are super easy to make – but you do need a madeleine pan. My favourite thing about this recipe is that you can make it with just a wooden spoon and some cup measurements – easy peasy! 3 large ripe bananas ¾ cup white sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup melted butter, plus a … Continue reading Banana spiced madeleines