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Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts / 26.07.2021

Sponsored. It’s that glorious time of year when our shops are filled with a variety of gorgeous citrus fruit. My favourite amongst these is juicy, sweet Clemengolds® (which are exclusively available at Woolworths). If I can get to them before my husband devours the whole bag, I love using them in baking as they are easy-to-peel and seedless as well! This Chocolate and Clemengold® Truffle Torte is incredibly rich and decadent, with a hint of zesty citrus. As it contains no flour, the texture is dense and fudgy (plus it’s gluten-free!). The Clemengold® syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness and freshness to balance...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 14.06.2021

Sponsored. 14 June is International Cupcake Day, that’s right – an entire day dedicated to cupcakes! When I hear the word “cupcake”, the image that comes to mind is that of a classic vanilla cupcake topped with a huge swirl of pink icing, decorated generously with sprinkles. The perfect treat for any birthday party!  However, in order to honour the humble cupcake I wanted to do something extra-special. What I really love about cupcakes is that you can remove a little of the centre and fill it up with any number of delicious fillings. Then, once the cupcake is iced, this filling...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 23.04.2021

Just about every baker out there will tell you they have the BEST chocolate cake recipe. But you can ignore them. Because this recipe is the only chocolate cake recipe you'll ever need! I've been using this recipe for over 20 years and it has never flopped. That's what I call fool-proof! This is a simple and straightforward chocolate cake. No difficult techniques or fancy ingredients. It has a lovely, light texture and is not too rich. The beauty of this cake is you can make it as modest or as magnificent as you like. A basic topping of whipped cream is absolutely delicious, or for a...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 09.04.2021

It was whilst watching an episode of Chefs Table: Pastry that I learned about Christina Tosi and her famous Momofuku Milk Bar store. Christina started her bakery empire in 2008 and now has 16 Milk Bar Stores throughout the United States. She is most well-known for putting her spin on nostalgic childhood favourites like her Birthday Cake (notably with no icing on the sides) and cereal milk. I was drawn to her passion for creating fun, unapologetically sweet treats and was thrilled to find that she has generously shared the recipe for her renowned Birthday Cake online! Unlike my chocolate...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 22.02.2021

If you want to up your cake game, say no to boring buttercream! This rich chocolate buttercream is made with melted chocolate and cocoa for an extra chocolatey flavour. The gorgeously luscious texture is thanks to a special ingredient - golden syrup! It also gives a hint of caramel flavour which balances the dark chocolate perfectly. Although not essential, using cream instead of milk adds an exceptional creaminess and is highly recommended! This is the perfect companion to my classic chocolate cake, brownies, or cupcakes. Ingredients: (enough to fill and ice 1 x 20cm double layer cake) 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped 230g unsalted butter,...

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...