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

Star-topped Mince Pies

Star-topped Mince Pies

It’s Christmas Eve Eve and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some delicious mince pies. I’ve been trying to perfect mine this month and have made a few batches. The first were too thick and the lids didn’t fit so all the filling spilled out. The second were still too thick and the pastry overworked. The … Continue reading

Black Cherry & Vanilla Jam Sandwich Cake

Black Cherry & Vanilla Jam Sandwich Cake

I decided to make this Sandwich Cake using Mary Berry’s all-in-one recipe and I have to say I actually preferred the results to the traditional creaming method. Ok, so there isn’t a lot in it but I thought this cake was a little more moist and a little bit lighter – I’ll definitely use it … Continue reading