Cakes & Loaf Cakes

Veganising Nigella: The Spruced Up Vanilla Cake

Veganising Nigella: The Spruced Up Vanilla Cake

…also known as Drop Dead Gorgeous Yogurt Cake in this house! This beautiful Christmassy-looking cake is inspired by Nigella Lawson’s original recipe, which is available on Nigella.com or found in her book, the magical Nigella Christmas. It’s the ideal cake for those of you who […]

Blueberry Crunch Slice

Blueberry Crunch Slice

My little girl started back at school this week and I’m full of mixed emotions about this. On the one hand I appreciate having time to myself to ‘get things done’ but I also miss having my cute little jumping bean at my side! She […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prinsesstårta (Swedish Princess Cake)

Prinsesstårta (Swedish Princess Cake)

Let me start by saying that this is one of my all-time favourite cakes. I first tried it about a decade ago in the Swedish flat-pack wonder-warren that is Ikea, and swore I’d eat one every birthday and probably every weekend from that day forward. […]

Mini Cherry Brandy Fruit Cakes

Mini Cherry Brandy Fruit Cakes

Recently I posted my all-time favourite Christmas cake recipe. Now, with just one week until Christmas, you’re unlikely to make a proper big cake any time soon; in fact, you’re probably already sick of the festive season and prepared to hurl a mince pie at […]

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 […]