Cakes, Cupcakes & Muffins

Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake (with icing guide)

Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake (with icing guide)

As Christmas is fast approaching, I’m excited to share my Christmas cake recipe, which, actually, is a fabulous fruit cake you could make any time. It has evolved over the best part of a decade and my strong sense of sparkly kitsch has led me […]

Chocolate & Brazil Nut Banana Loaf

Chocolate & Brazil Nut Banana Loaf

A banana loaf was, if memory serves, the first cake I made from Nigella Lawson’s undisputed classic, How To Be A Domestic Goddess. The unmistakeable, sweetly nostalgic scent of baked banana filled the kitchen and my heart burst with pride as I pulled the golden […]

Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake (Vegan)

Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake (Vegan)

The thing about chocolate stout cake (universally known as ‘Chocolate Guinness Cake’ – more on that later) is that you can’t specifically pick out the stout. It just gives a kind of earthy, oomphy depth and tang to an otherwise ordinary chocolate cake. I don’t […]

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

So the summer holidays have started and as we all know, boredom sets in within about a week. My little one misses nursery terribly – so do I for that matter! – and I’ve had to compile a long list of things to do, indoors […]

Simnel Muffins (Easter Muffins)

Simnel Muffins (Easter Muffins)

I should start this post by freely admitting that I’m neither religious nor a fan of the current, commercially driven Easter celebration. When it comes to this time of the year, I tend to lean towards paganism – I simply enjoy the celebratory feasting and […]

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Today is Baking With Honey’s first birthday! I’ve been bursting to share this gorgeous cake recipe with you for a while now, but as it is most definitely a celebratory kind of cake, I wanted to wait for a suitable occasion. (Despite the fact that […]

Chambord Raspberry Ripple Bundt Cake

Chambord Raspberry Ripple Bundt Cake

I love Chambord. It is the prettiest, girliest drink imaginable – all raspberry and vanilla deliciousness – and it comes in a bottle shaped like a very glam perfume. It’s great in cocktails and simply divine on its own. While enjoying this drink of the […]

Salted Caramel ‘Toffee Apple’ Cupcakes

Salted Caramel ‘Toffee Apple’ Cupcakes

As a complete and utter cupcake fiend, it’s fair to say I’m quite impressed that I’ve managed to hold back on the cupcake recipes for so long. The nearest I’ve come to paper-cased treats on this blog is the humble, nobbly muffin. Sometimes though, a […]

Pumpkin Scones: Chocolate Chip or Cheesy!

Pumpkin Scones: Chocolate Chip or Cheesy!

This versatile (and Hallowe’en-appropriate) recipe was inspired by a batch of delicious pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies whipped up by my lovely friend James. I was trying to work out an unfussy recipe to use up the flesh scooped out of our obligatory Hallowe’en pumpkin, and […]

Spooky Chocolate & Ginger Hallowe’en Cake

Spooky Chocolate & Ginger Hallowe’en Cake

Thoughts of a Hallowe’en bake automatically conjured up visions of pumpkin-themed everything for me. After a few failed attempts at incorporating pumpkin into a cake, however, I decided to revert to that other oh-so-warming flavour; ginger. For me, the smell of an earthy ginger cake […]