Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Gluten Free Sponge Cake Filled with Jam and Cream

Gluten free sponge cake on a board scattered with rose petals.

An easy to make gluten free sponge cake with a light and soft crumb. Split and fill with jam and cream and it makes the perfect centrepiece for a decadent afternoon tea.

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins: An Easy Whole Wheat Bake

Vegan Blueberry Muffins made with wholemeal spelt flour.

A super easy one bowl recipe for vegan blueberry muffins flavoured with lemon. They’re quick to make too and can be ready in under thirty minutes. Made with wholemeal spelt flour, they’re not only light and delicious, but healthier too.

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Vegan Drizzle Cake with Calamansi & Wholemeal Flour

Slices of vegan drizzle cake with calamondin aka calamansi.

Loaf Cakes, Vegan Recipes | 28th April 2020 | By

The only vegan drizzle cake recipe you’ll ever need. It’s an easy-to-make zesty loaf cake which has a lovely texture and is super tasty. The recipe is healthier than many as it’s made with wholemeal spelt flour and a bit less sugar and fat. You can use whatever citrus you like, but if you have calamansi, use those.

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Mincemeat Brownies – A Festive Crowd Pleaser

Festive Mincemeat Brownies

Festive brownies spiced up with mincemeat. Bite into a rich chocolate fudgy slice and be delighted with booze soaked fruit and slivers of crunchy nuts. These mincemeat brownies are a real crowd pleaser and perfect for using up any leftover mincemeat. They’re gluten-free too.

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Irish Apple Cake – A Fragrant Autumn Bake

Irish Apple Cake

Autumn, Bundt | 12th November 2019 | By

An unusual apple cake with a layer of cinnamon flavoured apples baked in the centre of a fairly plain cake. This Irish apple cake is just perfect served warm as pudding with custard or cream. But it’s also good at room temperature for afternoon tea.

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Plum Upside-Down Cake Flavoured with Rose

Plum Upside-Down Cake

Autumn, Large Cakes | 20th August 2019 | By

Make the most of autumn’s bounty and tuck into this plum upside-down cake as soon as you can. It makes an impressive dessert with its beautiful purple colour. The cake is at its best served warm, but is almost as delicious eaten cold for elevenses or afternoon tea. Cream or custard are optional.

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Gooseberry Upside-Down Cake with Honey

Slice of honey gooseberry upside-down cake on a plate with cake slice.

Large Cakes, Summer | 30th July 2019 | By

Do you like gooseberries? This honey and gooseberry upside-down cake is a fabulous recipe to use them in. You get all of that lovely gooseberry flavour with the addition of warm aromatic honey. It’s a super easy cake to make requiring one pan to prepare the ingredients and one tin to cook it in. Serve it warm from the oven for dessert with custard or cream, or cold for afternoon tea or even elevenses.

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Raspberry Cream Sponge Cake with Lemon Verbena

Raspberry Cream Sponge Cake scattered with fresh raspberries and rose petals.

This raspberry cream sponge cake is a taste of summer and a highlight of any garden party. It’s a classic victoria sponge, but baked with scented leaves to impart an air of added sophistication and delight. Two sponges are sandwiched together with crushed raspberries and rose flavoured cream. It’s very hard to resist.

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Matcha Madeleines – Green Tea & Lemon Sponges

Matcha Madeleines laid out on a blue plate.

Are you a matcha fan? Do you know what it is? It’s a wonderful ingredient to use in baking. These green matcha madeleines are little cakes with attitude. They’re flavoured with Japanese green tea powder (matcha) for complexity and lemon for freshness.

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Spelt Rhubarb Muffins with a Hint of Rose

Twelve spelt rhubarb mini muffins sitting on a blue plate.

Small Cakes | 28th May 2019 | By

Rhubarb season is now in full swing. These fluffy rhubarb muffins contain wholemeal spelt flour and kefir. This means they’re particularly gentle on the digestive system. They’re also really easy to make and a sure fire winner. Bursts of tart rhubarb and just a hint of rose transform these workaday muffins into something just a little bit special.

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