Custard cream cupcakes 

 Perfect for parties or an alternative afternoon tea, these cupcakes feature our classic sponge recipe, topped with a deliciously creamy custard buttercream.  Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes):  125g unsalted butter, at room temp  125g caster sugar  125g self raising flour  2 medium eggs  1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence  For the buttercream:  180g icing … Continue reading Custard cream cupcakes 

The Cake & Bake Show, London 2015 

  An entire event dedicated to cake?! Of course we were there, and for the second year running too.  Taking place this year at London ExCel, The Cake and Bake Show hosted an incredible amount of exhibitors, all with a passion for food. There were stalls specifically for cake craft and decorating (which were probably … Continue reading The Cake & Bake Show, London 2015 

Dad’s chocolate orange loaf cake 

 "This is the best cake I have EVER had!!"  That was my reaction when my Dad baked me my first chocolate orange loaf cake. Terry's chocolate was and still is my favourite ever chocolate and I never get bored of receiving one each birthday and Christmas  (okay, I may purchase one for myself every other … Continue reading Dad’s chocolate orange loaf cake 

Cheesecake Brownies

What's not to love, two of the best things (in life, let's be honest) in one chocolatey, gooey bar. This recipe uses my fool proof and delicious brownie mix revealing a creamy cheesecake layer inside and on top.   Impress your friends with this super easy recipe which I guarantee you'll make over and over again.  … Continue reading Cheesecake Brownies

Elderflower and Passion Fruit Sponge Cake 

Elderflower is massively on trend at the moment and it's not particularly hard to understand why. With it's sweet, floral flavour I decided to experiment by using it in other things (other than my gin!)  The delicacy of the elderflower really compliments the sharpness of the passionfruit in this sponge cake and the elderflower frosting … Continue reading Elderflower and Passion Fruit Sponge Cake