Chocolate Guinness Cake

This is one of my very very favourite cakes. And yes, it is as good as it sounds. This delightful cake, adapted from a Hummingbird Bakery recipe, isn’t hard to make, and is a great treat if you are feeling indulgent!  This cake is delightfully dark and moist, and is incredibly moreish. A great addition to any party, BBQ or birthday, and looks great dusted … Continue reading Chocolate Guinness Cake

Vanilla Sponge Cupcakes

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Ok, so the name might not sound too exciting, but these really are the best cupcakes ever!  Not too sweet, perfect with a cuppa and oh-so pretty.  They’re made the old fashioned way too, so put away your electric mixer, get out your apron and make them your way your mum taught you. Makes 12. You’ll need: 125g unsalted butter, left out of the fridge … Continue reading Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Good ol’ fashioned vanilla cupcakes are the ultimate classic. These ones, adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery’s recipe, are really simple and produce wonderfully fluffy cupcakes. The frosting ALWAYS produces way more than normal people need, so think about doubling the cupcake bit for one load of frosting. Or you can freeze the frosting too, so you will be prepared for next time! Decorate with edible … Continue reading Vanilla Cupcakes

Guiness & Gingerbread Cake

Unbelievably easy and utterly delicious, this lovely recipe (adapted from Nigella) is sure to be popular whatever your plans! Be warned: it is incredibly moreish and you are more than likely to eat multiple slices (if not the whole cake). A fantastic treat to bring to a BBQ, and the kids love it too. Brilliant. You will need: 150g butter, plus some for greasing 300g … Continue reading Guiness & Gingerbread Cake