Archive of ‘Baking’ category

Chocolate stout loaf cake

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This is a chocolate cake with a serious amount of squidge to it, it is a chocolate brownie, cake and pudding hybrid. Everyone went a bit mad for it over on Instagram when I posted a picture pre-baking, so it had to go on the blog! (more…)

Mulled Wine Frangipane Pies (Alternative Mince Pies)

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Hands up who doesn’t like mince pies? I love them myself but I know a lot of people who can’t stand dried fruit, but still like the warming flavours associated with Christmas. With that in mind I decided to create a recipe for alternative mince pies – full of spicy cinnamon, cloves and ginger but without the dried fruit. (more…)

Orange and almond cake

orangeandalmondcakeIn early September I look forward to Autumn, the rusty leaves, the sharp sunshine and the amazing sunsets. By early November I am grumpy. The nights draw in, it rains too much and I find myself eating a bit too much chocolate. This is also the time when I start brightening up my cooking and baking – adding more chilli to curries, extra garlic to sauces and summery flavours to my baking. (more…)

Chocolate banana bread

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I try to pretend that banana bread is a valid breakfast food, especially if sprinkled with oats or nuts, but in this case adding chocolate firmly puts banana bread into the cake category. This is one of the best ways of making chocolate cake, you get squidgy-ness from the bananas and a beautiful crisp top, much like a brownie. If we’re calling it bread you could even slice it up and serve it with nutella. Just a suggestion.
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My recipe in print! The Clandestine Cake Club – A Year of Cake

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Allow me to indulge a little here. I have some very exciting news! As some of you may know I run the Cambridge branch of the Clandestine Cake Club. The second Clandestine Cake Club cookbook is out this week and my recipe is in it!

My recipe for Masala Chai Cake is in the book, in the August section – representing Indian Independence Day. (more…)

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