Chocolate Cinnamon Pear Cake

Now that the weather is cooler my favourite but often underrated fruit, pears, are now in season. Pears are beautifully delicate, sweet and so versatile to use. This chocolate and cinnamon pear cake is a wonderful comfort cake for those cold nights when you are curled up on the lounge watching a movie. The pears…

A Tree of Life Birthday Cake – a how to guide

My sister has just turned forty and wanted to hide under a rock and tell the world to go away! But the family were never going to let her do that! We decided to surprise her with a lunch at her favourite pub and I made a celebration cake (of course). My sister isn’t into…

A Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta) for Mum

It was my Mother’s birthday recently so of course I had to make her a special cake. Her all time favourite cake is a Swedish princess cake as she loves a good sponge cake and she also loves marzipan. A princess cake is essentially a dome shaped sponge cake with strawberry jam and cream covered…

Lamingtons – an Aussie favourite

Lamingtons are a cake stall favourite in Australia. I haven’t been to a school fete or church fundraiser without seeing them for sale, but I’ve never attempted to make them myself before. They’re made of sponge covered in chocolate icing and rolled in desiccated coconut. There’s also a lot of argument on how to serve…

Tangy Orange Sponge

Is it tme for tea or coffee? This cake perfectly complements a morning or afternoon tea with your friends. It’s a fluffy and light sponge which is super easy to make and takes no time at all. I regularly make this when I have a couple of oranges spare, though I have also made mandarin…