Filed under Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins

Carrot Cake Traybake

Carrot Cake Traybake

Hurrah! We finally bought a food processor, which means I can grate carrots at the touch of a button (I HATE grating carrots)! Bring on the Carrot Cake! Carrot Cake is one of my favourites but I never make it (see above!) so I don’t have a go-to recipe for it. Due to being pregnant … Continue reading

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

Bored of making banana bread every time you have some over-ripe bananas to use up? Give these yummy muffins a go for a change! They produce a moist, chocolatey muffin full of banana flavour and are so easy to whip up using store cupboard ingredients and couple of past-their-best bananas. Perfect for elevenses…surely they count … Continue reading

Baked Raspberry Cheesecake

Baked Raspberry Cheesecake

Ah cheesecake…how I love thee. But despite my love for this supremely creamy pud, I’d never made one before this. I have Tesco to thank for making me take the plunge and bake one, as they recently had a buy-one-get-one-free on Philadelphia. This coincided with me having a load of frozen raspberries sitting unloved in … Continue reading

Chocolate Easter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Easter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Easter is such a good time for baking and this simple chocolate cake looks suitably festive, yet doesn’t require any complicated decoration. I made a simple chocolate sponge (see here for my all-in-one recipe) and then filled and covered it with chocolate frosting (the Hummingbird Bakery’s is still my favourite – see recipe below). To … Continue reading

PiggyBakes’ Rocky Road Celebration Cake

PiggyBakes’ Rocky Road Celebration Cake

I made this cake back in November and can’t believe I forgot to add it to the blog! It’s one of my favourite cakes that I’ve made. The cake is made up of a simple chocolate sandwich cake (try this, adapted from Mary Berry’s Victoria Sponge recipe) sandwiched together with a rich chocolate ganache. The … Continue reading

Nigel Slater’s Black Banana Cake

Nigel Slater’s Black Banana Cake

It’s cold. It’s raining. I have a fruit bowl with two very ripe bananas in it. Time to make Banana Cake! I chose Nigel Slater’s version simply because I was watching his “Simple Suppers” programme last night and it was featured in one of the episodes. It looked delicious and Nigel said it was one … Continue reading