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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

A dense, buttery melt in your mouth cake with a sweet blood orange glaze. This recipe has been in my archives for a while and I thought I would dust it out and share it with you guys. I saw a cream cheese pound cake years ago and then, scoffed at the idea. I turns out that it produces an incredibly delicious cake. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it,…

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Raspberry and Pistachio Roulade

A beautiful red and green dessert which scream Christmas, but can be an all year round pleaser. Roulades are impressive, but look intimidating to make. One of the signature characteristics of roulades however, are that they are meant to crack a little – so do not stress about getting a perfect flawless roll. What is more, the outside gets covered with a cream, so even if it does crack, nobody…

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Boozy Fruit Cake

A luxurious fruit cake, packed with lots of fruit and nuts and doused with a good dose of brandy I have not had much time to bake in the last few weeks, with the implication that my Festive Baking is very delayed. Nevertheless, better late than never. This luxury fruit cake soaks the fruit a few days in advance, so thankfully still packs that boozy flavour without needing to feed…

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Raspberry Snack Cake

This super easy recipe is super moist thanks to the inclusion of olive oil, with a burst of raspberries. I recently got my hands on Edd Kimber’s new book, One Tin Bakes and have been enjoying baking from it a lot. The recipes are really delicious, but come together in a single tin and the mixing time is really quick as well. One recipe, in particular, which caught my eye…

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Lemon Curd Cake

A simple lemon cake, with a lemon syrup and lemon curd buttercream I know, I know …. there isn’t a shortage of lemon recipes on my blog. There are so many of them – my lemon cheesecake, lemon and poppyseed madeleines, lemon cupcakes, lemon meringue pie ….. and here’s another to add to the list! Baking has been on halt for the past few weeks, as has blog updates –…

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Raspberry and Lemon Mini Cakes

These mini cakes have a delicious lemony flavour with a light, sweet and tart raspberry mascarpone cream. One of the benefits of blogging is that you come across and get inspiration from many fellow bloggers. I have been following Astrid Field, the face behind The Sweet Rebellion, long before I began blogging. She has such great recipes and ideas. I have been wanting to make these raspberry and lemon mini…

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Orange Upside Down Cake

A deceptively easy cake that requires no frosting, but is still a showstopper for a special occasion Upside down cakes are seriously underrated, in my opinion. Baked in a single tin, requiring no frosting and a simple dollop of fresh cream on the side, this cake is perfect for a special occasion. I have recipe tested this with several different types of citrus. The one that. by far, looks the…

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Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

This is a simple lemon loaf with blueberries tossed in, drizzled with lemon syrup for some extra tart flavour, and moisture. I want people to be able to bake delicious bakes, without all the effort and fuss of having to use complex techniques and ingredients. Personally, I like challenging myself by trying new techniques but sometimes a simple bake which yields delicious results is equally rewarding. This lemon and blueberry…

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Pistachio and Cherry Sheet Cake

This is a lovely slightly dense, but still moist cake, with a nutty flavour. The cream cheese icing is more sweet than tangy, and the cherry flavour adds a nice level of tartness. I have been working on a big report for the last couple of weeks, so my ability to spend time in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes, is limited. That does not mean that I do not…

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