Cakes

Lemon & coconut drizzle cake

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 30-35 minutes Serves 12 This is a take on the teatime classic, the lemon drizzle cake. Sometimes it is nice to ring the changes, this is done in this case with the addition of some desiccated coconut. You still have that zingy tang from the lemon, but the coconut… Continue Reading →

Banana & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Makes 16   The combination of banana and peanut butter, in my opinion, is a top flavour combination. From an early age, the only sandwich for me was sliced banana and peanut butter, encased in soft fresh bread. It is, one I still return to now at the age of 53, my pick me up…. Continue Reading →

Sticky Jamaican Ginger Cake

Preparation time  15 minutes  Cooking time 45-55 minutes  Serves 8-10 slices Two of my favourite cakes as a child were McVities Jamaican ginger cake and golden syrup cake,  They conjured up Sunday afternoon tea times. Still quite full from the Sunday roast dinner, tea time consisted of sandwiches and various cakes. Just the sight of… Continue Reading →

St Clemments tray bake

Serves 12 Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 55-60 Minutes Cakes containing citrus fruits really put the zing into baking. Any baking containing either oranges or lemons in the list of ingredients will always be a favourite in my eyes. Delicious confectionaries such as lemon meringue pies, tarts or drizzle cakes are really a joy… Continue Reading →

Banana & walnut loaf

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes We all have those times when there are a few bananas lurking in the fruit bowl, black and spotty and slightly less appealing. I love these forlorn pieces of fruit and the potential they have to produce gorgeous tasting cakes and muffins. When I buy bananas I… Continue Reading →

Cherry Bakewell cake

Serves 10 Preparation time 10 Minutes Cooking time 40-45 Minutes Approx 370 Calories per serving In our house the words cherry Bakewell in relation to baked goods make their mouths water. Over the years I have made many Bakewell related goodies such as tarts, Victoria sponge, hot cross buns, ice cream, and cake. They are… Continue Reading →

Lemon scones

Makes 6 medium scones Preparation Time 10 Minutes Baking Time 10-12 Minutes No high tea or summer is fully complete without that very British delicacy the scone. A cream tea is a delight to behold and consumed with relish by the thousands of holidaymakers who flock to Devon and Cornwall each year. It has only… Continue Reading →

Banging blueberry and banana flapjacks

Serves 12     Preparation Time 10 Minutes     Cooking Time 35 Minutes These are lovely flapjacks, they are not good for being gluten-free or vegan but just good because they are mostly packed full of good things. Bursting with delicious vitamin and mineral packed ingredients such as blueberries, oats, nuts and seeds. Great for a… Continue Reading →

Carrot cake traybake

Makes 9   Preparation Time 15 Minutes    Cooking Time 35-40 Minutes Carrot cake is the only cake that I really resist making, the reason being is that it is my absolute favourite cake to eat. Although this version is both vegan and gluten free it certainly did not disappoint. I tested it on friends who are… Continue Reading →

Mochaccino Cupcakes

Preparation Time 10 Minutes   Cooking Time 35 Minutes   Makes 12 These started off as an idea for coffee cupcakes, then they morphed into an idea for using a mochaccino flavour instead. They hit the food mark in so many ways Velvety Moist Decadent Flavourful Indulgent I tried these on my favourite non-vegan, gf human Guinea… Continue Reading →

Chocolate and hazelnut cupcakes

Makes 12   Preparation Time 15 Minutes    Cook Time 20 Minutes Equipment needed For this recipe, you will need a 12 hole muffin tin and cases and an electric whisk or stand mixer. There are two things that I could happily eat by the spoonful straight from a jar. One is peanut butter and the other… Continue Reading →

Carrot cake cupcakes

Makes 12 Preparation Time 20 Minutes   Baking 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, actually I adore it. For this reason, I don’t make it very often as I could simply devour the lot…. Continue Reading →

Orange spiced Ginger cake

Preparation time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 1 Hour Serves 16 I adore a really good sticky ginger cake, something reminiscent of the Mc Vities ginger cake. That dense but incredibly moist sponge bursting with aromatic ginger. I expect the top to be sticky from the use of syrup and treacle. At school, it was always… Continue Reading →

Banana cake with vanilla frosting

Preparation Time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 30-40 Minutes Serves 12 Next to the carrot cake in my eyes is banana cake. I love its dense but moist texture with the deep taste and aroma of bananas. In this house, everyone is overjoyed when bananas go past their best or when they are being sold on… Continue Reading →

Vanilla butterfly cupcakes

Makes 12-18 Preparation Time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 20-25 Minutes Fluffy butterfly cupcakes, mottled with flecks of vanilla, as good as I remember from my childhood. No birthday party or celebration was never without this humble bake. As a youngster, I remember peeling the paper case off and getting a dusting of the icing sugar… Continue Reading →

Deb’s Canadian coffee cake

Preparation 15 Minutes Baking Time 40-45 Minutes Serves 16 If I had not met my best friend Debs nearly 6 years ago, or heard of a coffee cake containing no coffee, then I don’t think I would have either attempted to bake this cake let alone  trying to make a vegan and gluten-free version In… Continue Reading →

Zingy lemon drizzle cake

Serves 10-12 Preparation Time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes Lemon drizzle cake is an all-time classic, which just about every baker has their own go-to recipe. I know this is traditionally not a seasonal cake, but the zingy freshness always conjures up springtime. Tangy Lip-smacking Fresh Delicious Bursting with flavour Lemons just bring this… Continue Reading →

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