Tag Archives: Cake

Green Tea Cake

I had a really nice morning yesterday. It was a beautiful, bright, sunny July morning so I took myself off for a walk to the next estate – ostensibly to do a bit of shopping but I also wanted to explore … Continue reading

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Trés Leches Cake

Oh, the lovely Trés Leches cake. It started life in Las Iguanas, celebrating Jef’s birthday last year. He ordered their: CREAMY CARAMEL CAKE Tres Leches. Layers of soaked sponge & caramelised cream, drizzled with dulce de leche. Topped with more … Continue reading

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Cherry Coke Cakes

I was having a clear-out of my essences and flavouring drawer* earlier this week when I found a little bottle of cola flavoured essence that I’ve never used. It still smelled really nice so I started doodling and came up … Continue reading

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Whisky Christmas Cake

It’s been so long since I wrote. Weeks, in fact. I’ve been trying to put into words the reasons why but they all sound rubbish – I came down with a terrible case of the sads, I temporarily forgot how … Continue reading

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Toffee Apple Cake

This is something of a hand-me-down recipe! From ‘Grandma Edna’ to Sam Wollastone to Paul Hollywood to Kath and then finally to me! I’ve made some changes along the way today, notably the addition of the caramel to the apples … Continue reading

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Lemon Cake

I asked Jef what he fancied for his birthday cake this year – a gooey chocolate fudge? A classic Victoria sponge? A spicy carrot cake? He had a ponder and decided that what he really wanted was a lemon drizzle … Continue reading

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Cinnamon, hazelnut and apple cake

I get my love of baking – and cooking – from my Mum. It’s probably the haze of childhood memories but I don’t remember her needing to look up recipes. She just knew how to make perfect Yorkshire puddings, or … Continue reading

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Ginger and Apricot Slices

I’ve been working on this recipe since last week, when it was a semi-successful traybake made with rum-soaked mango and strawberries with lots of dessicated coconut on the top. It was a bit too crumbly to slice well but it … Continue reading

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Victoria Sponge Cake

I’ve made a Victoria sandwich before and while it tasted amazing, it wasn’t much to look at. When we bought the M&S chocolate box cake, we also bought a Victoria sponge version. Jef went away for a few days this week … Continue reading

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Pistachio, lime and rosewater cake

Questions, questions. That’s what’s been vexing me today. I’ve finished the first draft of my literature review – and that feels like such an amazing achievement in itself that gearing up to doing more heavy thinking was no mean feat. … Continue reading

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