Cakes, Desserts

Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Traybake

This Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Traybake is inspired by a community orchard local to me – Crowborough Community Orchard. They celebrated Blossom Day in April 2024 and I was there helping them raise funds by selling this traybake and my Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake, plus mini apple pies and mini […]

Cakes, Desserts

Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake

This Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake is dairy free and egg free so is suitable for vegans or anyone with problems digesting dairy or eggs. It is based on a recipe for ‘Six Minute Chocolate Cake’ in the Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts. I was inspired to come up with this […]

Cakes, Easter

Chocolate Tiffin

With Easter upon us I have been thinking of quick and easy chocolate recipes and have come up with a basic Chocolate Tiffin recipe and a couple of interesting variations – Chocolate Ginger Tiffin and Chocolate Tiffin with Glacé Fruit and Brandy. Chocolate Tiffin is a chocolate treat combining biscuits […]

Cakes, Pudding

Tipsy Cake

Traditionally Tipsy Cake is made in a bowl with the sponge cake cut in pieces, soaked in alcohol and then smothered in whipped cream – a simpler version of trifle. My version of Tipsy Cake is actually a cake that you can cut into slices and is a quickly made […]

Christmas, Cakes

Boiled Fruit Cake for Christmas

My Christmas Cake for this year is going to be a jazzed up version of my Old Fashioned Boiled Fruit Cake – I’m calling it simply Boiled Fruit Cake for Christmas. You can make this type of fruit cake nearer to Christmas as it does not need to mature like […]