Gluten-free strawberry cake with coconut buttercream

This was my first foray into gluten-free baking, I followed a simple recipe from Madeleine Shaw’s Get the Glow cookbook and it turned out pretty good – a single layer strawberry cake with coconut swiss meringue buttercream and fresh strawberries to accompany it.  Continue reading “Gluten-free strawberry cake with coconut buttercream”

Chocolate & Raspberry Layer Cake

A rich and fruity layer cake made for Mother’s Day last week. Three layers of chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream and raspberry jam. Covered with raspberry swiss meringue buttercream, chocolate ganache drip and fresh raspberries. Recipe follows.  Continue reading “Chocolate & Raspberry Layer Cake”

Chocolate, Matcha & Raspberry Cupcakes

I finally got my hands on some matcha powder (that wasn’t extortionately priced!) so I made some cupcakes that I’ve been meaning to try out for quite some time. These are chocolate cupcakes with a raspberry filling, topped with a generous swirl of matcha swiss meringue buttercream. Recipe follows. Continue reading “Chocolate, Matcha & Raspberry Cupcakes”