Cake

Sugarplum Buttermilk Cake
Sugarplum Buttermilk Cake

  One of the best things about our Thursday Farmer's Market are the sugar plums. They are small, perfectly shape, tart and blood red. I am always amazed at their beautiful texture. Crunchy and juicy, as if it was even possible otherwise. Sadly, I can't stand...

Vanilla And Almond Berry Cake

  It seems like forever since I did a food post. To say I have been busy, is an understatement. But I haven't been starving myself and my family. I assure you that I have been concocting delightful things in the kitchen even though I am mostly absent on this...

Tutti Frutti Cake

When I was younger and studying, I traveled a lot by train. Nick and I would usually grab a snack and our favorite daily with loads of crosswords to take care of our food and entertainment needs on the way to college. Our favorite was a mini-loaf that came in bright,...

A Buttercake Called Mango

  I have been baking for a few years now, but it wasn't until recently when I ate a gorgeous buttercake made by a neighbour that i realized the importance of using good quality, no skimping, golden wholesome butter. For health reasons and out of sheer laziness, I...

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...

Caramel Grape Pound Cake
Caramel Grape Pound Cake

Back in the good old days, a pound each of basic baking ingredients was quite literally mixed in a bowl to get what became known as the pound cake. One can never go wrong with an old-fashioned pound cake. Soft, pillowy and yet firm when warm from the oven, a pound...

Coconut Lime Cake With Rum Frosting
Coconut Lime Cake With Rum Frosting

  I am not an icing person. That much you know about me. I deliberately seek out cakes that eliminate the need for icing or frosting of any kind. Cakes that are robust in their flavour and delicate in their aroma. Cakes that shine without a layer of sugar on top....

Cereal Nut Roll And Not So Sweet Chocolate Cake
Cereal Nut Roll And Not So Sweet Chocolate Cake

  It was April Fool's Day on Sunday. What we did for that in a minute. But first, how does the idea of your favourite cereal baked into a nice round loaf sound? How about a thick round slice of that loaf toasted and slathered with the best churned butter money...

Confetti Layer Cake
Confetti Layer Cake

  Boys like blue icing. End of matter! Finito! There is no room for discussion. They will not even consider another colour, like maybe white? No siree! Not in our home. So when it comes to birthday cakes, I don't really have much of a say where icing is...

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...

Cardamom Patty Cakes
Cardamom Patty Cakes

  A patty cake is a miniature cake, essentially a cupcake but more importantly a single individual serve of cake. The term made famous by the poem "Pat-A-Cake", patty cake is often used in Australian English. I am quite convinced that the name caught on...

Pear Rye And Spice Cake
Pear Rye And Spice Cake

  Every year I proclaim that autumn is my favourite season and winter a close second. Autumn and I are kindred spirits. Golden leaves, red hair, bear hugs, foggy breath, a rust scarf, soft sun, a fallen carpet, snug boots, steaming cups, baked fruit, a warm kiss,...