Category Archives: Sponge cake

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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Peppa Pig Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake (with a pink heart running through)

This one’s just for show! Thanks to Gill at work for trusting me to make this and to the other Jill for the book which has inspired me to keep baking… ūüôā ¬†I’m sad we don’t get to talk cake … Continue reading

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Cherry, Almond and Swede Cake

Who doesn’t love Cherry Bakewells? ¬†Aren’t they just so cheeky? ¬†I imagine they were exactly what Alice ate when she saw those tiny delights with ‘Eat Me’ written on them. Give in to temptation… go on… Chocolate would have been … Continue reading

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Lemon, Lavender and Parsnip Cake

Here’s the second cake in ‘Vegetable Month’. ¬†I think this little Missy should be showcased in every home, she’s so beautiful. She’s very easy on the eye – a real English Rose. ¬†She’s soft and pale – no sunshine for … 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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Mini Ginger and Chamomile Sponge Sandwich Cakes

Well, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Ginger Month. ¬†It’s March and I’m now thinking about planting vegetables, ready for the spring. ¬†We have asparagus root (a valentine’s gift), courgettes, narcissus and a variety of herbs. I’m looking … 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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Celebration Carrot Cake (Sunderland AFC!)

I LOVE a good excuse to make a birthday cake and, even better, this one was a very special birthday cake. ¬†An 80th birthday cake for a stout Sunderland AFC supporter… EIGHTY! You’d NEVER know it. So, we decided to … Continue reading

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Mummy Cake

Now I know it’s not Halloween! ¬†Really, I do. But it has been mega, mega, mega busy at work and blogging feels like a luxury I just don’t have these days. Nevermind, here we are. Better late than never. This … Continue reading

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Halloween Skull Cake!

We are almost American about Halloween in our house. We LOVE it! “Guess what Moo?” “Erm… what?” “It’s all hallows eve’s ween’s weave’s weeney weeeeeeeeeeeen!” Maybe it’s the goth in me? ¬†Yes, that’s exactly what it is. ¬†Some of the … Continue reading

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