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Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 24.07.2020

Sponsored.What better way to take advantage of winter’s oranges, grapefruits and mandarins than to make a bright and beautiful cake that really shows them off? As impressive as it looks, this upside down citrus yoghurt cake is surprisingly easy to make. In fact, the striking slices of citrus fruit do all the hard work! After arranging the slices at the bottom of the cake tin, they are covered in a syrup, then the cake batter, then baked all together. The fruit slices cook in the syrup resulting in a sweet and sticky marmalade-like topping.The cake batter uses NutriDay Double Cream...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes / 24.01.2020

Let me just be clear about one thing. I am completely and utterly addicted to Biscoff spread. This glorious stuff (also known as cookie butter or speculoos spread) is a made from speculoos cookie crumbs and has a lightly-spiced, biscuity, toffee flavour. The texture is similar to Nutella - thick and spreadable, and gloriously liquid when melted. Originally invented in Belgium, speculoos spread is popular in Europe and has recently grown a cult following in the US as well, where it is marketed as Biscoff. Sadly for South Africans, this product is not easily available. So you can imagine my...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 10.01.2020

The first time I tasted a madeleine, I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. I found it to be rather dry and bland, a little like on over-baked cupcake. A few years later when next I tasted a madeleine, it was a revelation! It was crispy on the edges and light and fluffy on the inside, with just a hint of lemon flavour. Before I knew it I had devoured 5 of them!I now know that the deliciousness of a madeleine depends on 1) having a light and airy batter and 2) being served very, very fresh –...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 04.11.2019

SponsoredTrifle is a classic Christmas dessert, and for good reason! What's not to love about layers of dipped biscuits, creamy custard, jelly, fruit and whipped cream. All the colours and textures work so beautifully together. I got to thinking that a frozen version of this traditional treat would make for a refreshing change, and would be perfect for our hot climate here in South Africa! This Trifle Ice Cream Cake is sure to wow your guests and delight the senses! It's made up of layers of finger biscuits, creamy Danone Ultramel Vanilla Custard ice cream, peach sorbet, strawberry jelly ice cream...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 20.10.2019

Halloween is the perfect time to get into the spirit of things and make a spine-chillingly scary showstopper of a cake! I've been obsessed with the fault-line cake trend that's recently hit Instagram, so I decided to make a Halloween version. Fault-line cakes are iced in a such a way that the cake appears to have a break through the middle exposing an inner layer that can be decorated in any number of ways. Although it may look complicated, it's actually very easy to achieve this striking effect. My idea was to have some creepy eyes peeking through the...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 13.06.2019

I adore making celebration cakes! It's a chance to experiment a little and play around with decorating techniques. The resulting cake simply must have that wow-factor that the recipient will remember and talk about for years! Funny thing though, when I was tasked with making a birthday cake for a male friend, I struggled a bit! So many of the beautiful cakes out there tend to look quite feminine. Not this Chocolate Whiskey Cake though! Big chunks of chocolate bars and little Whiskey bottles will have everyone fighting for their favourite piece. With hints of whiskey in the chocolate cake,...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes / 31.05.2019

We've spoken about dessert mash-ups before (in my Lemon Meringue Fudge recipe). Only good things can happen when you merge the best elements of two desserts into one sensational combo. Take the spiced apples and crunchy crumble topping of an apple crumble. Now add in the rich creaminess of a vanilla cheesecake. The result is a spectacular showstopper of a dessert. Crunchy, creamy, fruity and cinnamony. As if eating two desserts in one go wasn't decadent enough, the addition of a salted caramel sauce takes this Apple Crumble Cheesecake to the next level of indulgence.This dessert requires a little effort, but your hard work will...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 08.02.2019

Not only do I love raspberries, but I adore mini desserts of any kind! I love the idea of serving a pretty individual cake instead of a comparatively chunky slice. It's just so much more delicate and pretty. That's why making these Raspberry and Lemon Mini Cakes was a no-brainer for me. And here's the thing, you don't need any fancy mini cake tins to pull this off, just a good ol' baking tray and a round cookie cutter! Yes there will be a teeny bit of cake left over after cutting, but it surely won't go to waste. If you...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes / 16.01.2019

If it's a light and fresh dessert you're after, you've come to the right place. This delicious Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake makes a great ending to a heavy meal. The tartness of the lemon curd cuts through the richness of the creamy cheesecake leaving you wanting more with every bite! If that hasn't got your mouth watering then imagine the addition of a scrumptiously crunchy ginger biscuit crust. The result is the perfect combo of citrus and spice! This cheesecake is really simple to make but needs to be prepared a few hours in advance. Or save yourself some time and make it...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 27.11.2018

Sponsored Post If you haven't discovered pull-apart cupcake cakes yet, you are in for a treat! These "cakes" are actually made up of individual cupcakes. This makes them easy to portion, and less messy and wasteful than large cakes. Perfect for parties! Another benefit of using cupcakes is that you can make almost any shaped cake you desire by simply arranging the cupcakes in different ways. With Christmas around the corner (is it that time already?) I was inspired to make this festive Christmas Cupcake Wreath. It's made up of 24 cupcakes, so a fab dessert if you are feeding a...