Cakes, Cupcakes & Muffins

Bajan Coconut Sweet Bread

Bajan Coconut Sweet Bread

The summer holidays are almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! We had such an enjoyable break last year and we are looking forward to lots more family fun times this year, too – the highlight being a holiday in beautiful west Wales, in […]

Cardamom & Vanilla Scones With Lemon Curd

Cardamom & Vanilla Scones With Lemon Curd

What pops into your head when you think about traditional English baked goods? I immediately think of Victoria sponge, closely followed by sticky toffee pudding, shortbread and scones! Scones oozing with jam and cream is the version we all know but I’ve really enjoyed playing […]

Very Vanilla Vegan Cupcakes

Very Vanilla Vegan Cupcakes

Cupcakes. The trend that never really fell out of favour. They are everywhere – incredible sky-high swirls in every flavour and colour from pastel to neon, yet the simplest and fairest of them all, fluffy vanilla sponge topped with a slick of creamy vanilla frosting […]

Vegan Welsh Cakes

Vegan Welsh Cakes

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!) I love these traditional little Welsh treats which are synonymous with 1st March and the prospect of spring just around the corner. Despite being sold every day of the year in every bakery in Wales, it’s Welsh law (sort […]

Icelandic ‘Happy Marriage’ Cake | Hjónabandssaela

Icelandic ‘Happy Marriage’ Cake | Hjónabandssaela

I’d been itching to try this recipe for ages. Look at the whimsical name! I was instantly intrigued. It’s a bit of a misnomer really though; it isn’t a cake at all, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s actually the perfect cross between […]

Veganising Nigella: The Ginger & Walnut Carrot Cake

Veganising Nigella: The Ginger & Walnut Carrot Cake

Sound the fangirl klaxon: Nigella Lawson is a bit of an idol of mine. I love reading her books and it feels a bit slack simply calling her a food writer – frankly, she’s the doyenne of modern food literature. As a child, my grandparents […]

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Orange Zest Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Orange Zest Glaze

You know it’s properly Autumn when you start thinking about pumpkins! Most pumpkins bought for Hallowe’en carving purposes are definitely not worth the effort of cooking (they are grown for size, not taste – although to be fair, pumpkin flesh tastes of virtually nothing anyway; […]

Apple, Maple + Pecan Cake

Apple, Maple + Pecan Cake

I can’t believe how fast summer has gone. My baby starts back at school tomorrow – and to think at the beginning of the holidays I was a bit concerned about how I would keep her entertained for almost eight weeks! But I needn’t have […]

Ontbijtkoek “Breakfast Cake” aka Dutch Spice Bread

Ontbijtkoek “Breakfast Cake” aka Dutch Spice Bread

Happy New Year! I know we are well into January (ahem, approaching February), and I’m not entirely sure when the cut-off date is, but Happy New Year all the same! Isn’t it cold? London has been thickly coated in frost for what seems like forever, and […]

Christmas Muffins

Christmas Muffins

You’ll probably already be familiar with these. They’ve been done to death, but as my Mum has made them every Christmas morning breakfast for as long as I can remember, and I am now continuing the tradition with my own little family, I felt it […]

Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy

I know you’re already thinking “pardon?” I love finding a recipe I’ve never heard of before! I found the original version of this in my very old and battered American cookbook and was instantly intrigued, particularly as it’s egg free and therefore easily made vegan. […]

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

This recipe is for all the parents who regularly find letters from the PTA requesting bakes for the school cake sale. I usually make these little muffins and they are eternally popular. There isn’t a man, woman or child that won’t be tempted these chocolate […]