Category Archives: Cakes

Summer cakes and a promise to myself

Strawberries are the perfect summer fruit and in season for a period as brief as the English summer itself. I often like to eat them just as they are without being drowned in the customary accompaniment of cream. This summer cake … Continue reading

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Lemon blueberry loaf

This cake is the result of loads of indecision and the urge to clear out my fridge. I first set out to make a lemon and poppy seed pound cake only to discover that I didn’t have any poppy seeds. I … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple cake

A dense, moist and flavourful cake that has Autumn written all over it. Yes, it’s a late post but this cake was too good not to share. Better late than never! The apple tree in the back garden of our … Continue reading

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Muddy Puddles Cake

A Peppa Pig themed party wouldn’t be complete without a Peppa cake, would it? To me, muddy puddles cues decadent chocolate cake that you can sink your teeth into and go Aaah! Maybe it’s just me but I would eat … Continue reading

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Birthday celebrations with Peppa Pig

Peppa pig and her little brother, George, have taken over not just our living room but also our lives. Our 3 year old is obsessed with the TV series and don’t be too surprised if you find us mouthing dialogues … Continue reading

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Classic Banana Bread

A moist and crumbly banana bread that will have you reaching for seconds and perhaps even thirds.  I have tried many different versions but now I think I’ve found my perfect Banana Bread recipe. This one has been adapted from … Continue reading

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Christmas fruit cake

This is a much lighter version of the regular Christmas cake. It is fashioned using a variation of the pound cake recipe. With the amount of rum that goes into it, any pirate would be happy to go ‘Yo Ho … Continue reading

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Little Weekend Bakers: Of chocolate sprinkles and sparkly bits

The niece and nephew came visiting. As usual, cake won over broccoli on the menu. I must add that these kids are pretty consistent in their food preferences. The nephew’s 5th birthday was a few days away and the occasion … Continue reading

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Fraisier aka Strawberry cake with a swish name

Most of the cakes I bake look very homey, if you know what I mean. They please the palate but they sure won’t win any prizes for their tantalising looks. And to be honest, most often than not I just … Continue reading

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