Banana and Walnut Loaf

It’s cold outside and I had some bananas that were well past their best. The obvious bake in my mind was  Banana Bread. Having missed out any kind of nuts the first time around (here), I thought I would give this bake a go with them included. The loaf was still nice and light, but the …

A Christmas Wreath Cake

The last of my three Christmas cakes this year… A holly green wreath crowned the top, with a simple ribbon encasing the bottom. I frosted some up turned edges with silver shimmer dust and planned to leave the decoration there. In comparison to my other Christmas cakes (here and here) I wanted a more subtle …

A Novelty Christmas Cake

Christmas cake number two was even more Novelty than Christmas cake number one. I started off by making a great (for me) Santa to prop up one corner… Things then went a little down hill as I produced a slightly odd looking Mrs. Claus and accompanying polar bears that looked more like koalas that anything …

Penguin Christmas Cake

This year I decided to focus my attentions on the outside of my Christmas cake a little more. I have made a cheeky little Penguin Christmas cake for my little sister. I am normally one for putting all my energy into the taste of the cake that I sometimes never bother ‘dressing’ it. All I …

Those Autumnal evenings are starting to creep in, aren’t they? The clocks are going to change soon, we will be plunged into darkness at 4 o’clock and all of a sudden it’ll really feel like we have lost the Summer. How glum. So to wrap me up in the comfort of carbs and pick up …

Chocolate and Cherry Birthday Cake

A double layer chocolate cake, sandwiched together with some homemade boozy cherry jam and locked in with a rich vanilla butter cream. How does that sound for a birthday cake?

Lemon and Lime drizzle cake

This is an Eric Lanlard special. I only have one of his cook books so far, but I am totally hooked. Sorry, I haven’t included the recipe today – I literally didn’t change a thing so would feel really cheeky posting it (especially ‘cus I couldn’t find a link to it anywhere online either). If …

Autumnal Apple Cake

This little baby doesn’t look anywhere near as good as it tastes. Honest. It is a relatively quick, light, perfectly autumnal bake that I can thoroughly recommend. Just don’t bake it for a dinner party. It is not a looker. The only time consuming part of this bake, is peeling, coring and slicing all the …

Clinging on to Summer- an Upside Down Summer Fruits sponge

As it gets colder and colder, I keep leaning towards baking comforting wintery food to cosy up with. You know, the foods that are best served warm, inside and under a blanket where possible. Like my Honey cake and Hot Chocolate cupcakes. Well, yesterday I went with something a little different. I decided to hold …

Cambridgeshire Honey Cake

OK OK, so this bake is actually meant to be a Devonshire Honey Cake (first found in the GoodFood cookbook) but I’ve tweaked it a little and re-claimed it to Cambridge! Is that allowed? We are right in the thick of this in-between-y weather season and this is the best way I can think of …