Greek Honey Cake

The subtlety of this cake in the way it will look (you can decorate anyway you want of course) belies its amazing hearty and warm comforting flavours.  With honey and orange undertones this will take to the Mediterranean shoes of the Greek islands from where it originates; bound to make you smile when you have…

Chocolate Almond Cake

The ingredients are minimal for this dessert but the prep work is significant so make sure you keep that in mind.  But the results will be fantastic and the fact that it is easily a great gluten free option makes it that much more attractive for those gatherings! Time: 2 hours Serves: 10 Good for:…

Saffron Rose Cardamom Cake

This beautiful cake pairs very well with tea and brings in its flavour all the warmth and exotic touches you would find in far off lands.  This is inspired by flavours from India and the Middle East and will a quick favourite for many of the people who try it.  Light and fluffy and full…

Pistachio praline & vanilla sponge

This recipe may sound harder than it is, but look at the prep time and the method and you’ll soon realize it is made to impress without all the hassle.  The ingredients are simple and most of the prep work can be done ahead of time, especially the pistachio chop.  It gives a certain exotic…

Topsy-turvey Pineapple Upside-down Cake

An upside pineapple cake is a true classic, and has penetrated the culture of many countries with a range of slightly different recipes.  I found this to be fairly straight forward and easy to make, so feel free to add any other tips or slight variations if you know of any. Time: 1 hour Serves:…

Chocolate Orange Cake

Much like the more popular peanut butter and chocolate combination popularized by chocolate manufacturers (thankfully) and the hazelnut spread (even more thankfully) – orange and chocolate is also one of those combinations gaining popularity (also introduced in the chocolate retail markets.  Here is a cake that will introduce many of your friends (if they haven’t…

Apple Carrot Cake

I realised I didn’t have many cupcake recipes, I always prefer cakes with the perception that it’s a weightier dessert that feeds more people, I find with cake there is less weight and it’s easier to decorate one cake instead of many little cupcakes.  But this one is an exceptionally simple recipe it would be…

Apple Coffee Cake

A slight variation and twist on the classic apple pie, this Apple Coffee Cake has all the deliciousness of the apple with a more understated taste.  Did you know what none of the “Coffee Cakes” have coffee in them, the name implies they can be eaten with a nice mug of coffee, can of like…