Orange birthday cake

This is one of those cakes that gets better with time - if you are making this to give as a birthday cake I recommend making it at least 24 hours in advance, for ultimate orangey flavour and incredible moisture. Ingredients For the curd 1 egg + 1 yolk 110g sugar 1 large orange Lemon… Continue reading Orange birthday cake

Triple ginger slice

Adapted from the Daily Mail's "Three-ginger fire cake" April 2017. Continuing on our ginger theme as I gradually use up the endless supply of fresh ginger in my fridge brings me to this next recipe. This triple-ginger traybake is much lighter than the typical ginger cakes I've had in the past, which can be quite… Continue reading Triple ginger slice

Carob & cashew traybake

Although carob is often referred to as a cocoa alternative, I certainly don't see it that way but as a flavour and ingredient in it's own right; unless you're allergic to cocoa I see no reason to substitute it - it has it's own properties and nutritional value, as does carob, and neither have been… Continue reading Carob & cashew traybake

Vegan peach and coconut butterfly cakes

  Admittedly the first deliberately vegan bake I've created, I was convinced to enter into the realm of vegan baking after some of the best and richest chocolate cake of my life incidentally happened to be vegan. My reservations that vegan-ised baking would be simply disappointing and lacklustre in comparison to regular bakes have now… Continue reading Vegan peach and coconut butterfly cakes

Cacao courgette cake (Dairy free)

  This cake is very brownie-like; the grated courgette and ground almond give irresistible moisture, but add more texture to it than a brownie or regular chocolate cake, and give it a fluffiness rather than heaviness. Of course normal cocoa powder can be used, but it really is worth buying raw cacao for it's rich,… Continue reading Cacao courgette cake (Dairy free)

Pecan maple banana muffins

No compromises made in the name of "health", these are classic no-nonsense muffins to keep you and your loved ones warm. That said, they're comfortingly un-decadent, and the banana and the maple do provide most of the sweetness naturally.  Ingredients: 100g wholemeal flour 20g plain flour 2 tablespoons soft light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking… Continue reading Pecan maple banana muffins