Maple Syrup and Dark Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

When my brothers and I were growing up, our mother made us whatever cake we wanted for our birthdays; vanilla or chocolate with buttercream and jam mostly, but for herself it was always a basic sponge with jam, and in 2012 I decided to do something about it. After flicking through my collection of baking…

Simple Iced Chocolate Birthday Cake

For the past few years I’ve made the birthday cakes for my family. I usually tend to do a frosted layer cake, whatever variety they want. I don’t think I would have the patience to shape cakes into numbers or whatever, and anyway I prefer doing the former to the latter. Does this make me…

Simple Victoria Sandwich

A basic bake that every cook/baker needs in their repertoire. Ever since I was a child, one cookbook has retained a constant presence in my life, the Ultimate Cake Book by Mary Berry. Every few days it would be on the kitchen counter, Mum making a cake from it. Victoria sandwiches mostly. When I started…