Salted caramel dribble cake = winner!

Mr D had a charity bake sale at his office in celebration of the World Cup this week.  He managed to pick his second team - Sweden out of the proverbial (and I think actual) hat and decided that Salted Caramel would be a good option.  Though this is a long way from my favourite... Continue Reading →


Heston’s Chocolate Mousse

  Last night I had the pleasure of attending a Vietnamese cookery class at School of Wok !  It was terrific fun!  We were put into teams and between us all made incredible spring rolls, chicken and sweet potato curry and I was obviously quick to volunteer for pudding duty!  It was my first ever Heston... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the world – Hummingbird red velvet cupcakes

To celebrate my fabulous friend Sam giving birth to her utterly divine little daughter, I offered to make cupcakes for when I visited last night.  I stupidly asked what she fancied and then immediately regretted this when asked for RED VELVET.  However, having made these bad boys this weekend I discovered that contrary to my... Continue Reading →

My Chocolate Raspberry Wedding Cake

 I am such a cake enthusiast and my partner is a committed marathon runner (I've only run one so far!), it felt appropriate when we got married earlier this month to go the whole hog and have a marathon cake table, with 26 cakes, one for every mile of a marathon! Haha!  I made 7... Continue Reading →

Classic Lemon Drizzle loaf

This fail safe, amazing recipe comes courtesy of Woman's Hour and is a well loved and often requested bake amongst friends, family and colleagues and is simply one of my absolute favourites. Ingredients For the cake or loaf: 2 large eggs 175g Caster sugar 150g Stork or butter 2 Lemons, zested 175g Self-raising flour 125ml... Continue Reading →

Best. Ever. Brownies.

It's the name of the recipe courtesy of Orlando Murrin (found on BBC Good Food) and it's the absolute truth. I had tried a few other unsuccessful brownie recipes before I came across this one and this was like a ray of sunshine in a dull grey world of awful brownie recipes.  If you know your... Continue Reading →

Boxing day Chocoholic Cake

Boxing day in my family is a day we all go for a nice pub lunch and then it's back to my Nan's house for board games (though mostly Pointless the last two years as we're all completely obsessed with it), prosecco and cake! Last year I made two or three different cakes but had... Continue Reading →

80th birthday Lemon Piñata cake with Meringue Kisses

My lovely Nanna turned eighty this December and in my mind the best way to celebrate anything is always CAKE.  Therefore I asked her in advance what flavour she might have in mind, expecting her usual response: Vanilla.  However, true to form my Nan decided not to stick with tradition and give me an answer... Continue Reading →

Red Velvet Cheesecake

I love Christmas Eve.  I love hiding in the flat out of the wind and the rain with my apron on and a spatula in hand.  Because on Christmas Eve I bake cakes!  Something I love doing but don't have as much time to do so as I'd like.  This festive season I decided to only... Continue Reading →

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