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 →

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 →

Gingerbread layer cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 10 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free This is another version of a gorgeous gingerbread cake, that heavenly spiced cake which is a favourite in this house. This one will certainly not disappoint. LusciousMoistRichWarmly spiced It certainly hits all the right notes. The cake can be decorated as simply or... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Mint Cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 12-16 Is there a more classic combination than chocolate and mint? Think of all the well-known chocolate containing these flavours. Boxes of After Eights, Fry's Mint, Bendick's creams and Elizabeth Shaw are very popular. So for the first time, since going vegan, I decided to make a chocolate... Continue Reading →

Sticky toffee date cake

Serves Approximately 12Preparation Time 14 MinutesCooking Time 45-55 Minutes Sticky toffee pudding is an absolute firm favourite when it comes to great stick to your ribs British puddings. Rich, indulgent and naughty. It conjurs up to me cold autumnal weather, dressed up warm and cosy or cooking in the kitchen with the rain and wind... 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 →

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