Cake

Bubble Surprise Cake
Bubble Surprise Cake

    The month of April never comes to pass without a plethora of birthday cakes. We have always had four birthdays and a party to celebrate and for the longest time I was the official cake master for all the birthdays. These days I only bake for three of...

Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble
Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

A recipe doesn't have to come from a fancy schmancy cookbook to be really good. Take this recipe for a gorgeous coffee crumble cake that I found in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I just can't...

Healthy Cardamom Teacake
Healthy Cardamom Teacake

    For almost a year I have stored in my pantry a bottle of rice bran oil that happened to be in one of the show bags at the Good Food And Wine Show. We are prolific olive oil users in this house with the exception of chili oil and sesame oil for asian...

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake

  This is virtually my first cake of the year. Barring a banana bread, I took a sabbatical from baking cakes. And I feel rejuvenated. A little chocolate in the kitchen is almost a requirement come Valentine's Day. This chocolate fudge cake is different. It is...

Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Cream
Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Cream

When I was little, my favourite sweet was a butterscotch toffee wrapped in a matte golden wrapper. It was smooth and the colour of rich butter kissed all over with the warmth of the sun. I used to put it in my mouth and relish it slowly, big hard sucks, rolling my...

Nutella Butter Cake
Nutella Butter Cake

  When I was a little girl, I was ever curious about the pot of suspicious looking cream stowed away in a dark corner on the kitchen countertop. Every morning after boiling the milk and allowing it to cool (a common practice in India to pasteurize fresh buffalo...

Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake
Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake

A few weeks ago I bought a big, vibrant bunch of beetroot from the farmer's market. I was lucky to find them the day I decided I wanted to make a red dessert for Valentine's Day. I wasn't cooking a special lunch or dinner, just dessert and I wanted it to be different,...

Sticky Dark Chocolate Cake
Sticky Dark Chocolate Cake

  With the extremely early arrival of my Christmas present - the iPad 2, I now have even fewer hours in my day than I did before. After being enslaved to it for a good few hours on the first day and earning a splitting headache as a result, I decided to be more...

Mandarin Polenta And Macadamia Cake
Mandarin Polenta And Macadamia Cake

  It has been an absolute mandarin fest in our home this month. After our very exciting mandarin picking adventure at a local farm here in Sydney and traipsing home with 11 kilos of mandarins, I have tried to use them in every recipe imaginable. I have been...

Childhood Chocolate Cake
Childhood Chocolate Cake

  If you've had a childhood constant in your life that loved to cook and bake whether it was your mum, dad, granny, favourite aunt, matronly neighbour or the nice old man at the corner bakery; you would have had that special chocolate cake that was your absolute...

Bourke Street Bakery Banana Cake
Bourke Street Bakery Banana Cake

  Have I mentioned before that the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook is an absolute delight? It is a pity that I have never been to the bakery myself but I can only imagine the smells and treats in store for whoever visits it. I have been trying quite a few recipes...

Valentine's Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake With Strawberries
Valentine's Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake With Strawberries

Chocolates and strawberries must most definitely have been the food of the Gods. The more adventurous amongst the heavenly elites might have indulged in a bit of cream cheese as well. Definitely indulged in cream cheese! If you have been following the blog for the...