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Rooibos and Honey Bundt

A perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, this cake smacks of autumn thanks to the warm spices and is has a delicious fruity undertone due to the inclusion of the rooibos tea Rooibos has been around for decades and is quintessentially South African. Nothing soothes me, before bed, than a warm cup of rooibos tea – perhaps because it has no caffeine in it. In addition to no caffeine,…

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Lemon and Poppyseed Pancakes

These pancakes are light and fluffy, with a boost of lemon and poppy seeds for an extra flavour boost and texture Everyone needs a go to pancake recipe and this is mine. I often tailor it to suit my preferences and I absolutely love lemons, so decided to make a lemon and poppy seed version. Nothing beats a warm stack of pancakes, piled high with golden syrup and butter. Here…

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Lemon and Semolina Syrup Cakes

These cakes are super lemony and are moistened with a soaking syrup Tart, zest and slightly crumbly … some of the adjectives to describe these delicious lemon and semolina syrup cakes. I am not unfamiliar to semolina, we use it a lot in Indian desserts. I have never before used it in a cake, however. So when I came across this lemon and semolina syrup cake, I knew it was…

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Hummingbird Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This hummingbird cake is packed with banana and pineapple making it incredibly moist and finished off with a brown butter cream cheese frosting When I first gave this cake a try, it really did not appeal to me. The hummingbird cake I tried was almost soggy from all the fruit in it and did not have a distinctive crumb. I did find the flavours of banana and cinnamon appealing however,…

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Gluten-Free Coconut Loaf

A light and soft coconut loaf with a wonderful toasted coconut icing I have been experimenting with a few gluten-free recipes with mixed success. This gluten-free coconut loaf is one of the successes. It has all the coconut I could possibly cram into a cake – coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, desiccated coconut, coconut milk. Coconut flour is extremely tricky to work with and can really produce a dry…

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Chocolate Fudge Cake

A moist cake with a wonderfully fudgy crumb, the icing on the cake (literally), is a chocolate fudge frosting This post is sponsored by Natura Sugars. The internet is not short of chocolate cake recipes, there are so many different variations … from mud cakes to chocolate chiffon cakes, chocolate cakes range from super dense and fudgy to light and airy. I have shared a few chocolate cake recipes on…

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Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

A dark, moist earthy cake finished off with a dark chocolate ganache I had some leftover beetroot from a dinner party and wanted to use it in a cake. My mind initially went to red velvet, but I have honestly never enjoyed the flavour of beetroot in a red velvet cake. I had a chocolate and beetroot cake a long time ago and really enjoyed how the earthy notes of…

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Salted Caramel Peanut Cake

A beautiful malted caramel sponge, with a salted caramel sauce, French buttercream and whipped cream filling – with a peanut crunch! I know many people critique salted caramel for being so 2017, but for me, I absolutely love it! My best friend Pavit also loves it too. I made a variant of this cake for his birthday last year, and to be honest, the sponge was rather dry, albeit the…

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Orange Blossom and Pistachio Madeleines

These madeleines are Middle Eastern Inspired, with orange blossom water, honey and pistachios I should create a folder on my blog dedicated to madeleines! I love these little cakes so much that I keep reinventing them with different flavours. I also make it often, when I know friends are coming over for tea, as the batter can be made in advance and baked up whilst your guests are there. In…

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