Cakes

Cake recipes, large and small.

Cakes

Chocolate Brownies

A nice, simple, recipe today, Chocolate Brownies.  These are very easy to make and have a lovely, rich, chocolate flavour, with a crunch top and a moist insides.   The problem with these is that you rather want to eat one each time you have a cup of tea.  If you drink as much tea […]

Bread, Cakes

Cheese Scones – Quick & Easy

As a bit of a savoury bake today I have made cheese scones.  I don’t actually enjoy cooked cheese, but a scone is fine, as it will be eaten cold, and there is not too much cheese in it.  It is melted cheese like on pizza and in things like lasagne which I find so […]

Cakes, Pies, Tarts

Coconut and Lemon Bakewell Tart

I found a recipe for something calling itself Coconut and Lemon Bakewell Tart. The recipe I found was on John Whaite’s website .  Now this is not what anyone would consider to be a Bakewell Tart, but it does have some similarities, in that it has a pastry base, a type of frangipane filling and a […]

Cakes

Devil’s Food Cake

For a Devil’s Food Cake I turned, once again, to the almost infallible Nigella recipes.  Now this cake is seriously rich, with a nice crumb to the sponge and a bitter sweet flavour to the filling and frosting.  It is the sort of cake that you may not wish to have too large a slice […]

Cakes

Coconut Rock Cakes

After the success of the Sugar and Spice Rock Cakes, last week, I thought I would try some different ones.  The flavour decided upon was coconut and I found a very good recipe on Hedgecombers website .  It is a very straightforward recipe, and the results appear to be very good. I haven’t tasted yet, but […]

Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake

I started hunting for some recipes with lime infused chocolate, thinking to make some brownies, as I have never made those.  After checking a few different recipes I found this flourless cake, from Nigella’s website and then I found a video on youtube, where she makes it,.  I think it was done in canada.  Anyway […]

Cakes

Sugar and Spice Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes, or Rock Buns, are a tasty little confection that has been around for quite a while, but was heavily promoted during WW2, when many ingredients were rationed, to give an easy to make treat, with not too much of any of the rationed items. I found a lovely recipe on BBC Good Food, […]

Bread, Cakes

Iced Buns or Iced Fingers

This recipe is one of my favourites, not too sweet, and quite simple, but deliciously nice.  Eating an iced bun, reminds me of a TV ad from years ago, where the actor would eat a cream cake and say ‘naughty, but nice’.  That is just how I feel about these buns. The recipe I used […]

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Cherry Bakewell Cake

I had never heard of such a thing as a Cherry Bakewell Cake.  Reading the recipe I saw that it was really a sponge cake with a flavour of Bakewell Tart, and the addition of cherries.  I thought I would try it, and made it on the same day as I made my Bakewell Tart. […]