Double Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing

A cake to cover all eventualities. Dessert, tea, midnight snack. Even as a cake to take when staying with someone. All I seem to make on this here blog is fucking desserts and teatime treats. But then these are the most regularly searched recipe searches, so I guess this is good. I found a cake…

Raspberry and Almond Bundt Cake

A great bake from my friend, Luke. A great cook in his own right. One good thing about having a friend who is as interested in cooking as you are, is that you often end up swapping recipes and tips with each other. As you can imagine, Luke and I have shared ideas and recipes…

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…

Coconut and Cherry Banana Bread

One of my most requested cakes for when my family have visitors. I know what you’re thinking: ‘But what about your weight-loss regime, Jack?’ Well, a little of what you fancy now and then never hurts you, I say. Whenever I have some bananas that are incredibly ripe in the fruit bowl I knew it’s…

Blueberry Sour Cream Loaf

A lovely loaf cake from the famous Hummingbird Bakery in London. Just because I am on a diet, it doesn’t mean I can’t make or bake things and pass them on, does it? It’s a good plan really, I get slimmer while everyone else gets fatter. (Insert evil laugh here.) The recipe for this cake…

My Mother’s Boiled Fruit Cake

A family favourite from my Mother’s notebook, practically the cake of my childhood. This isn’t a Slimming World recipe. Baking has long been a big thing in my family, my late father’s maternal grandfather was a baker from the Black Forest region of Germany, my mother’s maternal grandmother was an exceptional pastry maker, and one…

Sour Cream Madeira Cake

A wonderfully moist cake that is definitely going to stay in my baking repertoire for a long time. I know what you are thinking, Not another cake recipe Jack, I thought you were supposed to be on a diet? Well I am still on the diet,  but this was made for someone else, as all…

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf

Now I had baked this cake quite some time ago, and I quite forgot about it. Until now. This is, for me, the ideal cake for an Autumnal tea. All it needs is a drizzly afternoon, a roaring fire and a pot of tea, Darjeeling for my mother, green for me, and something good on…

Chocolate Chip Marble Cake

A wonderful cake to have alongside a mug of coffee mid-morning. Another rehash from the old site. Sorry. I’ve got a confession to make, we have no oven. But I am not going to let that little detail stop me from blogging. I’ll just have to use other ways of cooking in the meantime. Anyway,…

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Make. Eat. Weep. What more can I say? The recipe today is a chocolate buttermilk cake that I have adapted from a book I brought some years ago. When I made the cake in the picture, it was for my cousin’s birthday. He requested chocolate and boy, oh boy, did he get chocolate. The cake…

Yogurt Pot Cake

A lovely recipe, taken from my kitchen notebook and old site. I think this has to be my all time favourite cake. Make it, and you will see why. There does come a time now and again when you do fancy a slice of cake, and today I had such a yearning that I had…

Very Good Chocolate Brownies

Again this is from my old site. Do you mind my sharing old recipes? P.S. I’ve decided to rewrite the introduction, just because I can. I’ve been looking for the ultimate brownie recipe for quite some time, the first time I’ve ever made brownies was at school aged ten, although we had to use packet…