Death by chocolate orange bundt cake

Perfect for when you want a little (okay a lotta) chocolate pick me up. Ingredients 200 g butter or margarine (I always tend to use marg as it is easier to mix) 100g Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Orange Straws 200 g caster sugar 250 g self raising flour 2 tsp orange essence flavouring 50 g cocoa…

Gluten-free pinata birthday cake

A great cake for kids, this pinata cake has a secret reveal in the centre- it’s filled with smarties! And it is deceptively easy to make- great if you only have an hour or two to make a birthday cake. For this version I made a gluten-free cake to celebrate Dove Farm’s 40th birthday (but…

Recipe: Hundreds and thousands cake

Eating this cake floods my senses with fond school dinner memories. It’s so easy to make, is enough for lots of portions (so good if it is for a group) and easy to cut up into sections. Ingredients 300g caster sugar 200g butter or margarine 300g self raising flour 75 ml milk 4 medium eggs…

Recipe: Summer fruit layer cake

This is a perfect recipe if you are looking to impress- I used my own homemade jam to make it extra special, but you can just use it out the jar if you are in a hurry. Ingredients 200 g margarine 200 g caster sugar 200 g self-raising flour 4 large eggs For the filling…

Recipe: Two ingredient chocolate cake

Yep, you read that right, this cake has only two ingredients. Eggs, and chocolate. And it actually works surprisingly well. Perfect if you’ve got a craving for cake or have last minute dinner guests and nothing to make for dessert. It’s also gluten free. Ingredients 200g milk chocolate (I used dark chocolate the first time…

Recipe: Death by Chocolate Cake

This cake is simple to make, but great as a special party cake. I’m a self confessed chocoholic and a small slice of this is plenty for me as it is so rich, so a little goes a long way! Ingredients For the cake 200g caster sugar 200g margarine 4 eggs 200g self raising flour…

Recipe: Jam Doughnuts

This is the first time I have attempted a doughnut recipe, mainly because I have always been terrified to deep fat fry after learning of the risk of fire in secondary school. Needless to say there is no risk of fire in this recipe- just make sure you don’t leave the hot oil unattended. And…

Recipe: NFL football birthday cake

My boyfriend enjoys watching NFL, so when I was trying to come up with a suitable birthday cake to make for him I thought this would be perfect. I didn’t want anything too complicated, and found that cutting a section out of a standard sandwich cake made the perfect oval shape.   Ingredients: For the…

Recipe: Perfect Afternoon Tea Scones

I made these scones as a quick fix to take away to Norfolk on a family holiday a couple of weeks ago. They’re cheap to make and don’t take a great amount of time, but taste lovely piled high with clotted cream and jam, and served with a glass of bubbly. This recipe makes about…

Recipe: Blackberry cupcakes

There are loads of blackberries around at the moment on hedgerows just waiting to be picked, and I’ve been looking for a way to use them all up. I made a gluten free version of these by substituting the self-raising flour for wheat free flour. Ingredients 150 g blackberries 100 g baking spread or butter…