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.
A lip smacking chocolate log isn’t just for Christmas. It’s also a great cake to mark both St Valentine’s Day and ten years of blogging. This celebratory chocolate log is a brilliant way to share the love. It looks a bit special and is made from rich dark chocolate, seasonal blood oranges and red strawberry jam. In honour of the occasion, I also have ten favourite chocolate recipes from some awesome food blogging buddies.
This spinach cake flavoured with lemon is a super simple version of le gâteau vert or green cake and it tastes delicious. The batter is made with spinach puree and the icing is coloured with spinach too. It’s filled with lemon ricotta and topped with pistachios. Perfect for afternoon tea or a summer garden party.
A wholemeal version of the nation’s favourite sponge cake. This wholemeal Victoria sandwich is filled with homemade strawberry jam.
Kale may not be the most obvious thing to put in a cake, but as many of you will know, I’m all for adding nutritious ingredients to my bakes. Flavour and texture are massively important, but I do derive quite a bit of pleasure from a naturally colourful cake. This kale apple cake with apple icing hits the spot on all counts.
An easy to make chocolate fudge cake suitable for birthdays, afternoon tea or any other occasion. It’s sandwiched and topped with a scrumptious chocolate cream cheese icing.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I can’t help but think of cake. I feel something light and spring like is needed. I know, how about a lavender honey cake scented with lemon and smothered in honey cream cheese icing? Sorted.
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. I’ll be heading off to visit my mother shortly. I was going to take her out to lunch, but turns out she hadn’t realised the significance of the day and has invited friends over. So I decided to make her an ultra healthy, dairy-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free vegan cake instead. Why? Because I felt like it and thought it would make a nice change. So this chocolate coconut cannellini cake is what she’s getting.
If you need a celebratory cake, this glorious triple chocolate cake will do the trick for pretty much any occasion. Two chocolate sponges are sandwiched together with white chocolate & mascarpone. They’re then topped with a rich dark chocolate & honey glaze.
An indulgent but delicious cake featuring chocolate and cherries with a light chilli kick to it. Despite the cream filling and topping, this Black Forest gâteau is a light, flavoursome, not too sweet and delightfully squidgy bake. It makes an excellent dessert as well as a party showpiece. It has the added bonus of being gluten free.