Cake recipes, large and small.

Cakes, Desserts

Blueberry Sponge With Lemon Mascarpone

There is something very satisfying about a big slice of cake. If some fruit is added in and then some creamy smooth filling too it is even more delicious. So this easy sponge cake, in two layers, with some blueberries in the batter and a quick blueberry jam in between the layers, as well as […]

Biscuits & Cookies, Cakes, Christmas

Walnut Baskets – Walnut Tarts

These little walnut baskets are based on a favourite Hungarian treat. My sister Margaret, who lives in Canada, was checking on Pinterest and came across a Hungarian treat called Diós kosárka. That translates, according to Google as Walnut Baskets. Basically these little baskets are made with a wonderfully crumbly shortcrust pastry case which is then […]

Cakes, Pies & Tarts

Maids Of Honour Tarts

This traditional bake, beloved of Henry VIII, harks back to the 1500s. Originally made with cheese curds mine is an updated version. Way back in the 16th century a small curd cake in a pastry tart case was created for Henry Viii. By all accounts he loved it. The baked item became Maids Of Honour […]

Cakes, Desserts

Tottenham Cake – A Traditional Bake

A lovely soft cake, topped with raspberry icing and coconut. First created in the 1800s Tottenham Cake was first created by Henry Chalkley, who lived in Tottenham which is in North London. He was a Quaker and he created the cake to by cut into pieces for the local children to enjoy a sweet treat. […]

Cakes, Desserts

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Rich, sweet and sticky this is the most delicious of desserts, with toffee sauce soaked into and poured over a lovely cake. The origins of Sticky Toffee Pudding seem to be in the UK in the 1970s. An article in The Guardian mentions a Mrs Martin, who may actually have got the recipe from a […]

Cakes, Desserts

Rich Chocolate Cake

I do love chocolate cake and I have made several different versions of the last few years. This particular cake though is, perhaps, my favourite. It has such a rich and satisfying flavour that a very first mouthful will have you coming back for more. That rich flavour comes from the cocoa in the cake […]