Category Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Hot Chocolate (plus a few peeks at cakes)

It’s been such a long time since I posted anything new here.  The end of the school term was hectic, I had four full sized cakes to complete and then a trip to Brighton – phew!! Before we get to … Continue reading

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Banana and Deeply Dark Chocolate Cake

This cake is one of courage – heart and soul.  The legends surrounding bananas all have one common theme – that somewhere, somehow, the banana plant came from a heart. There is the legend of Corazon from the Philippines, who … Continue reading

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‘Ruby Red’ Velvet Cakes (and Vegetable month)

Ruby Red.  Whisper her name. She’s pouty, artificial and preened to within an inch of her life, yet oozes charm.  She’s dressed immaculately in a fitted, tailored suit with patent killer heels.  She probably owns a multi-million pound company and … Continue reading

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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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Glitter Cookies – Ginger, Chocolate and Orange

Oh my, what’s not to love?  The gentle aphrodisiac of ginger, the cheeky sweetness of orange and the silkiness of warm chocolate.  Perfect. There’s nothing more delicious than chunky cookies that are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy … 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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Chocolate Whoopie Pies and Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream

Whoopie pies.  Sounds like a slip of the bottom, doesn’t it? You know – like a pump?!  However, they tasted heavenly. Like little rounds of sunshine. I don’t like the name whoopie pies – only because of the British connotations … 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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