Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

For a few weeks I had lost my blogging mojo for some reason, I would come on here and rather than type a post, I’d stare at the blank page with no idea at all as to what to write. Luckily I’ve got it back now, and just in time for Spring. So, here’s a…

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…

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…

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…