Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it.. I became a little lazy with the whole blogging / photography front and as much as I enjoyed it, it took the fun out of baking so I thought I’d have a break! My return comes with some delicious cakes, this one is particularly apt for this time of year. Continue reading Autumnal Cupcakes: Apple & Speculoos
Happy Easter! What better way to celebrate than enjoying chocolate cake alongside some more chocolate.. .and a bit more chocolate? As it’s for Easter, Mini Eggs seemed appropriate and with their speckled surface, it gave me the idea to make a speckled frosting. Recipe follows.. Continue reading Easter Marble Cake
My poor choice in name for this cake doesn’t do it justice. This is the cake that dreams are made of (my dreams at least) – chocolate, nutella and Ferrero Rochers (my absolute favourite chocolates, take note!). I’ve been seeing drip cakes all over Instagram recently and decided it was about time I gave it a try, so what better place to start than with Ferrero Rochers? Continue reading Choc-tastic Ferrero Rocher cake
A little overdue.. It was my friend Hannah’s birthday recently, so I decided to turn one of her favourite drinks into a cupcake – a classic G&T. A short and sweet post today, recipe follows..
Just before Christmas, I made sticky toffee pudding for the first time from scratch and it’s easily one of the simplest puddings to make and tastes much nicer than the shop bought variety. As I had a few leftover dates to use up, I thought I’d try it out as a cupcake by adjusting the pudding recipe slightly and adding frosting. The end result? Super yummy (if I do say so myself), super sticky and just perfect for a sugar fix. Recipe follows.. Continue reading Sticky Toffee Cupcakes
Anyone who has lived in Hong Kong will be familiar with these egg waffles or 雞蛋仔 (this literally means “little eggs” in Chinese). These were my favourite snack when I was younger and even now to be honest. They remind me so much of Hong Kong and were always a tasty treat. I always wished that we had them here in the UK and fast forward a few years, a stall popped up in London’s Chinatown, selling these egg waffles for £2.50 a piece (a rip-off compared to HK prices!) Even better though, I got one of the waffle makers for Christmas so thought I’d better try out a recipe I found.. Continue reading Hong Kong Egg Waffles
You can never go wrong with some tasty shortbread, especially one with a layer of chocolate and a salted caramel filling. The trick is to get the ratio of shortbread to caramel to chocolate just right.. Continue reading Salted Caramel Shortbread