Category Archives: Chocolate sponge cake

Ginger, Chocolate and Caramel Layer Cake

With St Valentine’s Day just over, there has been an abundance of recipes saturating the internet for chocolate desserts or hidden-heart cupcakes all slathered with frostings in every shade of red or pink, sprinkled with tiny heart sprinkles… Maybe, just … Continue reading

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Mummy Cake Pops!

These were LOVELY to make!! I can’t say they were copied/inspired/taken from anyone in particular – they were an accumulation of internet image searches for mummy cakes!  There were some really, really cute ones, despite how scary they were meant … Continue reading

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Belgian Chocolate Cake Pops

Mmmmmm, I could lick one right now! Cake pops – not something I thought I’d ever try until the boys asked for one recently.  So, on Sunday, I decided to experiment.  I had some chocolate cake in the freezer I’d … Continue reading

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Black-Hearted Horny Devil Cakes

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh… These cakes have a little secret… Take a look if you don’t believe me. Deeply dark hearts. It’s for the goth in you.  I am, deeply at heart, gothic.  My music tastes vary wildly amongst that genre they call … Continue reading

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Peppermint and Chocolate Battenberg

It’s been a fine, fine few days here in the North East of England. We’ve seen some spectacular weather, alongside some of the worst.  Hot and sunny or windy and raining.  A tale of two halves.  So what could be … Continue reading

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Cappuccino Squares with White Chocolate Frosting

It’s forecast for rain today. Somehow, though, with the doors open, the sun beating down, sailing boats out in the harbor, the sea lazily lapping the beach and a blue, blue sky, flecked with pillowy clouds, I can’t imagine how. … Continue reading

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Black Forest Gateau (The BFG)

I’ve been working REALLY hard on getting my buttercream perfectly smooth – it’s gotta be as smooth as The Fonz.  You know what I’m talking about… There’s something about a satin finish to that icing application that makes you feel … Continue reading

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