Chocolate and Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

These are the definitely the way to someone’s heart, deep rich chocolate and marshmallow frosting, how could anyone resist? If you’re looking for something to make for your loved one this Valentines these are perfect, they’re easy to make, look super cute and won’t break the bank! I always think homemade gifts make the best gifts, especially if they involve Read More…

Banana, Chocolate, and Courgette Loaf

I love using veggies in cakes – and courgettes (AKA zucchini) are just BRILLIANT. When finely grated, they add lots of moisture without adding any weird flavours. People are sometimes a bit freaked out when I mention that a cake has courgette in it, but they generally agree it’s a worthwhile addition! It doesn’t have Read More…

Triple layer chocolatey chocolate cake

  It was my birthday last week and I decided to make a triple layer chocolate cake! I’ve been fiddling about with this Hummingbird Bakery recipe for a while and I think I’ve finally cracked it! It’s very rich and moist and will make enough cake for 20+ people, so it’s not one to make Read More…

Heavenly Raspberry Brownies

I had an amazing raspberry brownie while I was in New Zealand (from an AMAZING coffee shop called Joe’s Garage – if you go to NZ, find your nearest one and get their pikelets (pancakes) for breakfast!). When I got back, I just had to have a go at making my own! You can use Read More…

Chocolate and Baileys Bread and Butter Pudding

This is a recipe I stole and bastardised from a Delia favourite. I’ve fiddled with all the quantities and I do the bread sizing a bit differently, plus I’ve swapped out the rum for Baileys. :) 10 slices of white bread, with the crusts cut off (I actually bought that bread with no crusts designed Read More…

Mini Banana Chocolate Loaves

I recently bought some mini loaf tins and they are ridiculously cute. I decided to make some mini banana cakes with them, but you can use them for mini lemon drizzles, mini tea loaves, mini anything! The slight bitterness of the chocolate (if you use the good stuff) goes brilliantly with the sweetness of the banana cake, Read More…

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Bingers beware, adapted from a recipe I found on YouTube by PopSugar LivingTV (popsugarliving), this is THE BEST chocolate spread you will ever taste. I am warning you now you will become addicted. Enjoy!!! You will need (To make 1 large jar or 2 and a bit smaller jars): 240g Raw Hazelnuts 70g Unsweetened Cocoa Read More…

Chocolate Pots with Cinder Toffee

I remember buying cinder toffee from Darwen market with my Grandpa when I was little – the stuff there was chocolate coated, which you could do with this homemade version too.  To stop the cinder toffee melting, the easiest way to do this is by drizzling melted chocolate over the set toffee. Both the cinder Read More…