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Jun 2020

Black Velvet Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

This cake is a lightly flavoured buttermilk chocolate cake, with a light chocolate cream cheese filling and dark chocolate ganache coating. Years ago, I recall seeing a black velvet cake in the Food and Home Magazine, which I religiously purchased monthly. The cake itself looked delicious, but the styling and shot of everything being in black was so striking! The recipe was created by the fabulous and insanely talented Katelyn…

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Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

This is a simple lemon cheesecake with a whipped cream topping. So many of you have requested a baked cheesecake, that I really wanted to make one and share. This is my go to lemon cheesecake which always garners lots of praise and deep sighs as you take a bit into it. Cheesecakes are actually not that difficult to make, save for the fact that it can sometimes crack in…

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Vanilla Cupcakes with American Buttercream Icing

This is a basic vanilla cupcake with a sweet American buttercream icing. I ramble on below as I explain my cupcake journey, but feel free to ignore me and skip straight to the recipe at the bottom 🙂 More of you have been asking for quick and easy recipes, so I wanted to pull back on the 6 layer rainbow cakes to share a more basic recipe 🙂 A vanilla…

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Pecan and White Chocolate Salted Cookies

This is my take on the usual chocolate chip cookie. They are crisp on the outside but so chewy and soft on the inside, with morsels of white chocolate and crunchy toasted pecans. There is something special about that perfect cookie, which is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I have never been much of a cookie baker, but find that there are some advantages…

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Milo Pancake Cereal

This new Instagram and TikTok craze gets a nice breakfast twist to ease the guilt of indulging in pancakes for breakfast. I was never much of a breakfast person (now especially, seeing that I intermittently fast). When I did eat however, my choice of breakfast was Milo cereal. I love the taste of Milo and how it turns the milk all chocolaty toward the end – slurping the last bit…

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Decadent Red Velvet Cake

This red velvet cake is denser than my usual recipe, because I needed it to be stacked to create this taller version. Despite having a bit more dense crumb, it is still very moist. I really enjoy making birthday cakes, but without being able to go home for my niece’s and nephew’s birthday, I have not had many opportunities to bake these cakes. There is something special about being able…

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Sweet and Tart Lemon Squares

These lemon squares are quick and simple to make with just a few ingredients and have a lovely rustic feel to them. Anticipating that the lockdown was going to persist for a few weeks, we stocked up on lots of lemon (not in the panic buying, hoarding way – but enough to have more than a dozen). You know, for baking cakes, cheesecakes and throwing into you G&T 😉 I…

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Apple Crumble Cake with Maple Cream Cheese

You know when you have that one bad experience with something and swear never to try it again? That was me and apple desserts. I have never made many apple-based dishes as I was too afraid of ending up with crunchy apples in my dessert. I accidentally bought Granny Smith apples one day, which were far too tart to eat, so I decided to bake this apple cake. Since then,…

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Banana Cake with Water Ganache

This is my banana bread recipe reinvented – it has a much lighter and more moist flavour, with a dark water ganache to offset the sweetness. The onslaught of banana bread recipes continue, and I had overripe bananas. But was determined to not bake another banana bread! I actually do not have many banana recipes, so wanted to use my banana bread recipe as a base and adapt it to…

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