Hydrangea Cake

Google It’s been a while since I have been creative in the kitchen. My new camera has been taking up most of my attention and I have been photographing everything except food – supposedly the reason I got the camera was to take better photos of my kitchen creations, but oh no, the creations of…

coconut cake

My mother is the best source of recipes. In fact, she should be running this blog. She out bakes anyone I know. Including me. Now that my boys aren’t at home with me, I probably only bake once a month and even then it only gets eaten if I take it to work. I tried this cake…

‘tis the season to bake a christmas cake

About a week ago I was walking through town and passed a shop that was already decked out for Christmas. It was still October, but it got me thinking about how fast this year has gone by, and how quickly the next few weeks will disappear and it really will be Christmas! I have not…

in the pink

Today I made a cake. You may not think that is unusual for me given past posts on this ‘ole blog of mine, but in recent months I have not ventured into the baking zone very often. Today though, I had the urge to create something pretty. And tasty. There was also the realisation that…

lime, poppy and pineapple syrup cake

I am a bit ‘over’ chocolate at the moment. Even my kids are. The scrummy Chocolate slice that usually disappears within a day or two of making it has lasted four days in the fridge so far – and there is still over half of it left. Very strange indeed. When I saw this recipe…

coconut cake

125 g butter 1/2 teaspoon coconut essence 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup dessicated coconut 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 300 g sour cream 80 mls milk Preheat oven to 180 C Grease square cake tin and line with non-stick baking paper Beat butter, essence and sugar until light and fluffy. beat in…

mars bar brownie

This is incredibly delicious! 400 g butter, chopped 400 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 cups caster sugar 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 2 x 60 g Mars Bars, chilled & chopped Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a 4cm deep, 22 cm x 28…

spiced carrot cake

Today I made this particular carrot cake for three very good reasons. I dont have any white sugar in the house. I have a tub of sour cream that needs to be used pronto. I haven’t made carrot cake for at least a week month year. This carrot cake is a lighter one. I don’t…

chocolate mudcake

I have never been a huge fan of cake. When choosing a sweet dish I would select fruit pies, puddings, slices, ice cream and pavlova ahead of cake (but not all at once!). Lately though I have been giving cake another chance, making more of them, and ordering cake desserts when we are dining out….