Tag: Cake

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; […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peach Bellini Party Cake

Peach Bellini Party Cake

As you know, I love a homely-looking loaf cake or a knobbly muffin as much as the next person. Now and again though, there’s nothing quite like putting together a cake with a bit of wow-factor, and this cake certainly has it. I’ve only posted […]

Streusel-Topped Tropical Loaf Cake

Streusel-Topped Tropical Loaf Cake

This really is an ugly duckling of a loaf cake, but it makes up for it in deliciousness! This is one of my very favourite bakes – it is moist and full of flavour. The streusel-like, crumbly topping is popular in the Caribbean and the cake contains […]

Vanilla & Blueberry Loaf Cake

Vanilla & Blueberry Loaf Cake

We are very partial to a loaf cake in this house. There is something that feels relatively wholesome about these cakes, although that’s probably more to do with the word ‘loaf’ in the title. They aren’t too big and are relatively fuss-free to make, store […]