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…

Peanut Butter Silk Cake

If you are like me and bless the person who figured out the chocolate/peanut butter combo into heaven, you’ll love this cake.  It’s a great option for birthdays and other major occasions with a pre-made sponge and where the creamy filling makes it the special cake everyone will talk about.  Just make sure you consider…

Sunrise Banana Cake

We are very familiar with the rustic and hearty Banana Loafs and Banana Breads.  But for those with slightly sweeter cravings how about a good ol’ Banana Cake?  The natural sweetness of Bananas has finally got its due in the cake world and it couldn’t be any simpler.  This is a middle of the road…

Hazelnut Date Cake

Most hazelnut cakes are primarily made up of thick hazelnut chocolate spread.  But for some who like the hazelnut flavour but with less overpowering sweet chocolate taste, dates might offer a good alternative.  This dry, semi-sweet cake holds up well and makes a delectable tea cake or a less imposing dessert than a Nutella pie…