Cake recipes, large and small.


Victoria Sandwich

A Victoria Sandwich is a sponge cake, in two layers, filled with a cream or butter cream and with jam. I used a recipe from Funky Foods, courtesy of an article by Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall.  In this recipe he says to weigh the eggs and use that weight as the basis to determine how much […]


FruityTea Cake – Loaf

I found what reads like a nice recipe to try, for a Tea Cake.  The recipe is on BBC Good Food. The recipe calls for mixed dried berries and cherries. In my supermarket the only dried berries were cranberries.  So I opted to use mixed dried fruit instead.  The flavour should still be good, even […]


Cherry Almond Loaf Cake

A nice simple to make cake is a loaf cake.  In this case it is Cherry Almond Loaf Cake. I took this from a Nigella Recipe.  Reading some comments on her site seemed to imply that the cooking time was longer than that given.  However I found that the 45-60 minutes estimated time was just […]

Cakes, Christmas

Dundee Cake

Dundee Cake is a lovely, fruit-filled cake, topped with blanched almonds.  Often eaten around Christmas time instead of a darker, more dense Christmas Cake.  I love both types of cake, but Dundee cake is perhaps my preferred one, and it can be eaten at any time of the year.  It also keeps well in an […]


Chocolate Fruit Cake

This recipe, for a Chocolate Fruit Cake, is from Nigella’s website.  According to Nigella’s description it is squidgy, which please me, since I was rather worried that my attempt at it was not going to turn out quite right. The most complicated thing about the recipe is following the instructions to double line the cake […]


Eccles Cakes

A fruit filled, slightly spicy flaky pastry confection is always welcome.  So with Eccles Cakes we have something that really hits the mark, so to speak. Thought to have originated in the town of Eccles, in Lancashire, these cakes are a sweet and fruity delight.  Using a recipe from BBC Good Food, which I have […]

Cakes, Pastries

Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann, pronounced something like Queen Amarn,  is a pastry that I had never heard of, until it appeared as a challenge on The Great British Bake-Off.  So I had to investigate, and found that it is similar in texture to a croissant.  The recipe I followed is from Paul Hollywood, on BBC Food website. […]

Cakes, Pies, Tarts

Mississippi Mud Pie

I have researched, on the internet, a number of different recipes for Mississippi Mud Pie and found it difficult to decide which was the really authentic one.  However it seems that there are two main variants. One has a biscuit base and then filling and topping. The other variant seems to have no biscuit base, […]


Farmhouse Sultana Cake

Farmhouse Sultana Cake, from a recipe on a couple of different sites, seems to be fairly simple to make.  It certainly gives off a lovely aroma as it cooks, the mixed spices filling the room and really whetting the apetite.  I took the recipe from Cook It Simply . It is a nice, easy to follow […]