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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More