Cakes

Cake recipes, large and small.

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 […]

Cakes, Desserts

Whoopie Pies with Mascarpone

Whoopies Pies originated in the USA during the first quarter of the 20th century, according to what I have read.  I have made them a few time and decided to try them again, but this time varying the filling.  Most recipes I have seen use marshmallow fluff and a lot of icing sugar, as well […]

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Welsh Cheese Cakes

Having recently made London Cheesecakes which don’t contain any cheese I am following that up with another British bake, this one suggested by my sister Margaret, which is called Welsh Cheese Cakes.  These are also a bake where the name can be deceptive since there is no cheese in these either. They are actually very […]

Cakes, Pastries

London Cheesecakes

A childhood favourite, these tasty puff pastries, topped with jam and almond cake and then icing with coconut, bring back so many memories of days gone by. London Cheesecakes, which were known when I was a child just as Cheesecakes, are a lovely puff pastry topped with a little raspberry jam, then about a tablespoon […]

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Easy Raspberry Brownie Bars

A dense and moist cake flavoured with raspberry and topped with a raspberry icing. Heaven on a plate. I had some raspberry puree left over from when I was making my raspberry mousse. So I had to think what to do with it. Since the lemon brownie bars that I made a couple of weeks […]

Cakes

Easy Lemon Brownie Bars (or Squares)

Soft and dense, brownie-like textured cake with a lovely lemon icing. My great-nieces in Canada, Grace and Claire, created a Pinterest board called Geoff’s Baking Blog Ideas where they pin suggestions for things I might care to try.   On there I found a lovely looking recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe which I decided to try.  It […]