Cake

Tara's Blueberry And Poppy Seed Snacking Cake
Tara's Blueberry And Poppy Seed Snacking Cake

More than a decade ago when we moved to Australia from Singapore with a couple of suitcases and a cranky baby, it was on the eve of Nick’s birthday. Hungry and exhausted from the tumultuous flight with our 11-month-old, who had just undergone invasive surgery, the...

Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake

I find baking in bundt pans very fiddly. I like ogling at cake pictures on sites like Sweetapolita and wondering "How the heck does she manage to get it out of that bundt completely intact?". See that is my biggest problem with bundt pans. No matter how well I grease...

Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake
Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake

The winter 2012 issue of Donna Hay magazine is a baker's dream. Amongst extremely creative and simple desserts and bakes is a section on Banana Breads. There is a base recipe and there are a gazillion delightful variations. Now we all know that no matter how many...

Maple Syrup Cake
Maple Syrup Cake

A gorgeous, one-bowl, mix-and-bake Maple Syrup Cake with the most delicious soft buttery crumb and a delicate crunch in the crust from the maple syrup baking to golden perfection. The soy sauce addition is something you must try! Dress it up to make it fancy or just...

Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake
Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake

This cake was a thought. An idea that took flight and landed in a white pie plate. It came about slowly with a lick here and a taste there. A haphazard yet thoughtful marriage of ingredients. My ode to autumn. A bid to hold on to the season that has passed. The sin of...

Apple Pinenut Ricotta Cake
Apple Pinenut Ricotta Cake

A delicious, sturdy, afternoon tea cake with Italian roots - this divine mix-and-bake Apple Pine nut Ricotta Cake is baked from freshly made, warm ricotta. With a gorgeous crumb and toasty pine nut topping kissed with icing sugar, this ricotta cake is absolutely...

Apple And Almond Cake
Apple And Almond Cake

El Nino wrecked havoc on our weather system here in Australia. After waiting patiently through spring and summer for autumn to arrive, it never did. Here in Sydney, it went from summer to a balmy spring straight to winter. As a result, our annual apple picking tour...

Plum Pecan Crumble Cake
Plum Pecan Crumble Cake

This cake is more than a tongue twister - it is a celebration of the end of summer and the promise of autumn. Plum Pecan Crumble Cake, is a rustic afternoon tea cake that would make your grandma proud. Delicious lemon-scented, almond-rich golden cake topped with...

Heirloom Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Summer is on a slow decline here in Sydney. Thunderstorms cool the spiking temperatures every few days and tease you with the anticipation of autumn. On days like today when the sun is on vacation and there is a delicious chill in the air, there is nothing more...

Chocolate Orange Marmalade Loaf
Chocolate Orange Marmalade Loaf

What's better than a quiet, moody, rainy afternoon at home? One that has a delicious dark and sticky Chocolate Orange Marmalade Loaf sitting on your kitchen counter, waiting to be enjoyed with a cup of hot coffee. Chocolate And Orange, a flavour match made in heaven!...

Bistro Cheesecake
Bistro Cheesecake

  I have a dream. Some day I want to own a dear little bistro in a quiet little street lined with big old trees. I want this little place to be a haven for the locals, where they'll come to hang out for a bit over a cup of hot creamy coffee or share a bowl of...