Category: Entertaining

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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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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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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I decided to pen the details and planning involved in organising an afternoon tea event with friends. I had a variety of cakes and it is all possible with advance preparation.                 Note: as an alternative to the peanut butter frosting on the choc slice you could do […]

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These small cakes have a very rich chocolate sponge and are topped with a velvety chocolate frosting made from condensed milk. Although decadent, one will never be enough… The cakes with frosting can be frozen for up to one month and then defrosted on day of serving. Make sure you place in a sealed container […]

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A lovely appetizer and also a great alternative to traditional afternoon tea sandwiches. I topped some with whipped herb cream cheese and roasted tomatoes, some with whipped cream cheese and cucumber shavings and some with red pepper hummus and roasted peppers. These biscuits can be made in advance and frozen for up to one month. Defrost […]

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Sweet pastry biscuits topped with a mouse-like chocolate cream, delicious with afternoon tea or after a meal with coffee. Very more-ish. Make in advance: Pastry base – freeze baked pastry rounds for up to one month and defrost on day of serving Chocolate cream – freeze in a plastic bag for up to one month, […]

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Easy to make and as with all cheesecakes can be made in advance. Remember to have all the ingredients at room temperature to avoid lumps forming when adding the cooled melted chocolate For a gluten-free option, use gluten free biscuits in place of digestives. This cake will keep for 1 week and is best served […]

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