Category Archives: Cake

English Rose Cake

The Queen’s 60th Jubilee overtook the UK last weekend.  Our street had a party, much silliness and fun were had.  I baked a cake.  There were plenty of Union Jack cakes made with strawberries, blueberries and cream, and one made with carefully arranged M&M’s.  I’d like to claim I’d decided not to go for anything… Read More »

S’mores Cake

I made what we called S’mores cake for a birthday. It was Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Sour Cream Cake, which is great, sandwiched together with chocolate buttercream and Tunnocks Tea Cakes – the finest of all the tea cakes. It tasted good but was very clearly a chocolate sponge with teacakes in the middle.  It would… Read More »

Peanut Butter Flapjacks

I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad flapjack, but I’m in a constant search for the perfect one. I searched for a Peanut Butter Flapjack recipe to get a protein hit into them. I found a good recipe from Waitrose here. Having read the comments I repaced 75g of the butter… Read More »

Pumpkin Cake

I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie, but I do like pumpkins and I do like spice, so Pumpkin Cake is a great alternative. I use Gordon Ramsay‘s recipe from The Times, it’s here. I do make a few adjustments. The icing is just a bit too much so I use ‘lighter’ cream cheese… Read More »