Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Sometimes you just really need a pudding on a cold night to make you feel so much better. And in amongst the revision for my first university exam, I managed to find a bit of time to rustle up a Chocolate Brownie Pudding. This pudding is rich and chocolatey and is just so utterly comforting;…

Day 8 of 12: Gingerbread Hazelnut Latte Biscotti

If you’ve been following my 12 Days of Christmas series (and I can’t believe that we’re here on Day 8 already, the time has flown by!), you know that I’ve been a bit obsessed with making biscotti; I’ve already made White Chocolate and Cranberry Crunch Biscuits and Red Velvet Hazelnut Biscotti for Days 4 and…

Day 5 of 12: Red Velvet Hazelnut Biscotti

Red velvet cakes seem to be popular with lots of people these days with a chocolate sponge coloured a bright red is paired with a classic cream cheese frosting. I decided to venture into the world of red velvet but in biscuit form by devising a recipe for Red Velvet Hazelnut Biscotti with White Chocolate…

Day 4 of 12: White Chocolate and Cranberry Crunch Biscuits

These biscuits are very crunchy and brittle and are of a similar style to biscotti with the crunch coming from being baked twice. They are perfect for placing into a cellophane bag and tying up with a decorative ribbon to give as an edible gift for someone this Christmas! The combination of cranberry and white…

National Bundt Day: Pink Lemonade Drizzle Bundt Cake

Today is National Bundt Cake Day! Characterised by their intensely detailed shapes, bundt cakes have grown immensely in popularity with Nigella Lawson having 3 different bundt cake recipes in Simply Nigella and Paul Hollywood using the fleur-de-lis bundt tin for the Savarin technical challenge on Bake Off. Bundt tins can be fairly expensive for the…

Slow Cooker Chocolate and Orange Waffle Cake

This week (10th October to 16th October) is National Chocolate Week and to celebrate, I chose to make a chocolate cake flavoured with orange in my new slow cooker which has a waffle topping which adds a different texture, colour and flavour. Slow cookers are a fantastic way to cook cheaper cuts of meat which…

Peanut Butter Cake with a Chocolate Topping

Peanut butter is always a favourite with its rich smoothness working well with many other flavours. Whenever I make anything with peanut butter, I always like to celebrate both its smooth and crunchy counterpart, adding texture into all my peanut butter bakes. Here I create a smooth chocolate topping for the cake, which complements the…

#fdbloggerfriends: Ink Sugar Spice

We’re back with #fdbloggerfriends today and the lovely Lynn, who I met when we both went to the filming of An Extra Slice – you can read about my experience here – and we’ve been following each other of Twitter for ages! All of Lynn’s bakes are FANTASTIC and my particular favourite is the Spiral…

Glazed Lemon Almond Loaf Cake

I have a lot of ground almonds to use up in the house and I’m not really a macaron maker and there are only so many frangipane-related things that you can make. So I decided to invent my own recipe for a Glazed Lemon and Almond Loaf Cake. The addition of the ground almonds makes…

Intensely Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

My best friend recently celebrated his 18th birthday and I came up with this recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Having read quite a few cookbooks in my time, most peanut butter recipes always seem to end up using 2 jars of peanut butter and whilst it tastes brilliant, it can be quite rich…

Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Traybake

I have a lot of favourite cakes but my Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Cake has to be up in the top 5. A sweet and sticky lemon sponge with a crunchy sugary topping, it is an absolute classic! This recipe is slightly revamped and has been tested 4 times and it’s come out perfect every single…

Banana and Dark Chocolate Chunk Loaf Cake

Take those blackened overripe bananas and make this delicious Banana and Chocolate Chunk Loaf. Banana cakes are so simple to make and everyone seems to love them. They make use of those bananas you didn’t think could be eaten and are a great way to get your children in the kitchen. Whilst I’ve used chocolate…

GBBO Biscuit Week Challenge 2: Chocolate and Nut Biscotti

Biscotti are these dry twice-baked Italian biscuits, in fact the name itself originates from a word meaning “twice cooked/baked”. You’ll often see biscotti in coffee shops alongside an espresso or even as a dessert with vin santo, a Tuscan fortified wine. Some recipes for biscotti will make a very firm dough but this recipe is…

White Chocolate Crumble Cake

This delectable cake would be fit for any afternoon tea. My White Chocolate Crumble Cake composes of a crumbly and delicate white chocolate cake with an equally buttery crumble topping. This cake, despite containing white chocolate, is not sweet and I serve it with some Chantilly cream for that extra moisture as it is very…

Carrot Cupcakes with Lemon Icing

Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes, with the natural sweetness of the carrot working with the spice and the tanginess of the cream cheese frosting. This vegetable cake is incredibly light and moist because of the use of oil instead of just margarine, allowing more air to be incorporated. Although the classic carrot…