Tag Archives: cake

Rhubarb and Ginger Cake

I bought some Rhubarb the other day. It has since then been in the fridge. Staring at me. I was walking home from work yesterday though, and a sudden thought occurred to me, a previous well loved recipe is forĀ apple cake, and surely rhubarb is pretty similar to apples when it comes to moisture content? […]

Christmas Cakes in a hurry!

I confess. I have been very unorganised this year. We didn’t even get around to sending any Christmas cards (sorry everybody) The intention was to make all sorts of homemade goodies for people, mince pies, cakes,……………….. The reality of course is that life got in the way, and I have instead been busy with all […]

Vegans need birthday cakes too!

We’re off on holiday today, leaving our lovely friends looking after house and cats, and I’m going to be on this train for a wee while so I thought I would share something old…. It is well known amongst my co-workers that I love to bake, love to create, and most of all, love to […]

Tea Loaf Cake.

Just before you go away on holiday, you realise that you have 11 eggs, 2 packs of butter and other random things in the fridge. What to do with a load of eggs? Bake. ——————————————————————————- Tea Loaf Cake – taken from Bristol Community Cake Book Ingredients: 350g mixed dried fruit 200g dark brown sugar 270g […]

Apple Cake.

We had some cooking apples festering in the fruit bowl, abandoned, forsaken, and of course inedible unless something is done with them. Soon to be off on holiday, they really needed something doing with them… so what else would I do with leftover apples? Make a cake! This is my favourite apple cake recipe, I […]

Chocolate Marble Cake with White Chocolate Icing

A little while ago, I was flicking through one of my (ever increasing collection of) cookbooks, and writing down a ‘to bake’ list of everything I liked the look of…. As the book was: The very beautiful British Baking by Peyton and Byrne (Oliver Peyton), the list was extensive: The first things off the list […]

A tale of two cakes…

On days where I don’t make things, I should probably tackle the pile of things I always wanted to tell the story of but never did…. so here goes: It was my friend Jemma’s birthday, as a surprise I decided to make her a cake. She likes pretty things, Disney, and the colour yellow… what […]