Nutella style cupcakes

Preparation TimeBaking Time 20 MinutesMakes 12 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free There are two things that I could happily eat by the spoonful straight from a jar. One is peanut butter and the other is chocolate & hazelnut spread. Mind you wanting to and doing so is another matter. It does contain great deal... Continue Reading →

St Clements tray bake

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 55 MinutesMakes 12 Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free In my book, any cakes containing citrus fruits tick all the boxes for me. Delicious confectionaries such as lemon meringue pies, tarts or drizzle cakes are really a joy to behold This classic citrus drizzle traybake recipe is moist and delicious. Perfect for... Continue Reading →

Banana and walnut cake

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 50 Minutes Makes a 2lb loaf Vegan Vegetarian, Egg-free, Dairy-free and can be nut-free if you omit the walnuts In our house, over-ripe bananas mean only one thing, banana cake or muffins. Over the last 35 years, I must have baked more banana cake than any other cake. In... Continue Reading →

Carrot cake cupcakes

Makes 12Preparation Time 20 MinutesBaking time 25 Minutes Equipment needed; 12 muffin cases, 12 hole muffin tray, an electric mixer if you have one for the cream cheese frosting I love carrot cake, for this reason, I don't make it very often as I could simply devour the lot. I thought maybe if they were made... Continue Reading →

Bang on chocolate cake

Preparation Time 10 MinutesBaking Time 35 MinutesServes 12 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, Dairy-free There is always a need for a good chocolate cake in your repertoire. Whatever the celebration or occasion, it will be remembered. I like to think that before my gluten-free days, my chocolate cakes were legendary, especially at Easter time, when my cake... Continue Reading →

Chocolate brownies

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 20-25 MinutesMakes 12 Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free I started the day thinking of chocolate brownies or more to the point making them which in my book is a pretty good way to start the day. Inspired by a few online recipes which I had baked and enjoyed in the past I... Continue Reading →

Zingy lemon squares

Preparation Time 15 Minutes Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 35 MinutesMakes 16 Pieces Vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, egg-free These gorgeous lemon bars are to die for, the surprising thing is that they contain no eggs, dairy and were gluten-free.  Zingyluscioussweetdecadent A soft buttery filling which sits on top of a shortbread base and sprinkled with... Continue Reading →

Chocolate courgette cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 20-25 MinutesServes 8 Vegan, Vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free I have made many vegan and gluten-free chocolate cakes and had some great successes. This is one cake, my vegetable hating partner ate with relish without realizing what it contained, I call that a win in my book. It is so hard to... Continue Reading →

Pineapple upside down cake

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 8 I suppose pineapple cake would be considered a bit retro or old-fashioned now. I remember enjoying it as a child and also making it in senior school. Every time I make it, so many happy memories come to mind. It was the first cake I... Continue Reading →

Victoria sponge

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 20 MinutesServes 12 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, Nut-free The Victoria sponge, one of the most quintessential British cakes { or so we think} and usually always one of the first cakes many have practised their baking skills on. It certainly was the first cake I made. In Britain, it is so... Continue Reading →

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