This is tropical paradise on a plate – it’s a wonderful combination of banana, pineapple, cinnamon, walnuts and cream cheese.  Some Hummingbird cakes have coconut but I find coconut can dry out a cake and the banana and pineapple work beautifully together. This makes a large cake that is prefect for a crowd on a […]

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This cake is for a special occasion and great for chocolate addicts and is similar to my mars bar cake. It has three frostings / fillings, however it still would be lovely with one filling omitted. If you want to omit one filling I would suggest doubling the Italian buttercream filling as that is supposed […]

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An all too easy cake to go back for seconds or thirds, this surprisingly simple looking slice is perfect with a cup of tea or for anytime snacking. The sponge is made with brown sugar, which gives it a butterscotch flavour and the cinnamon crumble partly sinks into the sponge with some crunchy bits on […]

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Following the success of my Mars bar frosting, I decided to make a Mars bar cake with an Italian buttercream filling to represent the nougat part of Mars bars. It helps to melt the chocolate and mars bars for the Mars bar frosting first and set aside while you make the Italian buttercream filling as you […]

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Layers of chocolate cake with a caramel peanut butter filling covered in a fluffy chocolate frosting – think Reese peanut butter cups. I decorate with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups cut in half. Makes 1 large layer cake | Baking time 20-25 minutes | Good for entertaining Chocolate hot milk sponge 1 ¾ cups (260 […]

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Calling all chocolate and coconut lovers…. The cake will keep for about three days in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving. Makes 1 large layer cake|Baking time 20-25 minutes|Good for entertaining Chocolate hot milk sponge 1 ¾ cups (260 grams) flour ½ cup (50 grams) cocoa 4 teaspoons baking powder Pinch salt 1 […]

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This is a very easy chocolate cake to make and is so lovely and indulgent. It’s like a cross between a brownie and chocolate cake. All you need is a wooden spoon and saucepan to mix all the ingredients together. The slices with frosting can be frozen for up to one month and then defrosted […]

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Delicious served warm with cream – this recipe makes six mini puddings but is easy to double if you want more puddings. The puddings will keep for four days in the fridge but bring to room temperature before serving. Makes 6 mini puddings | Baking time 20-25 minutes at 180 C Utensils required: Electric whisk|Measuring […]

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This cake has a tender crumb, with a lovely cream cheese frosting that is not too sweet. The deep red with contrasting white icing makes it stand out and is ideal for valentines day. Try to order food colouring from specialty baking shops or search on amazon for professional liquid food colouring as the usual […]

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  This is my husband’s favourite pudding and it has taken me ages to get the best topping combination for this type of cake, which has a good dark caramel and sweet pineapple. I have tried so many variations and strangely enough sugar on it’s own works well as opposed to butter and sugar and […]

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