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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Adding a gluten-free version to the traditional favourite I had an abundance of carrots in my fridge over the long weekend and it seemed fitting that a carrot cake was in order, given that it was Easter weekend. After baking the usual carrot cake however, which is probably one of the most popular recipes on my blog, I decided I want to create a gluten-free version. I am less skilled…

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Fig and Hazelnut Friands

These delicious bite size treats have a wonderful balance of nuttiness and fruitiness, thanks to the both the hazelnuts and figs If you are unfamiliar with what a friand is, you are not alone! I too only learnt of the concept recently. They are really just little cakes, traditionally made with ground almonds, include some fruit and are baked in an aspic mould. Apparently popularised in Australia by a French…

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Lemon, Poppyseed and Olive Oil Bundt

This is a super soft bundt, with a fruity undertone from the olive oil, tang from the lemon and sweetness from the white chocolate ganache I recently ate an ice cream which was lemon, poppyseed, olive oil and white chocolate flavoured. It sounds like a lot of flavours, but worked surprisingly well. The olive oil really enhances the fruitiness of the lemon and the white chocolate cuts through the tang.…

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Raffaello Cake

This is a showstopping cake, inspired by the Raffaello pralines. A delicious coconut sponge sandwiched with layers of white chocolate ganache and almond whipped cream. Who does not love a Ferrero Rocher?! I must admit, I can eat half a box at a time (not something I should brag about, I know!). A similar equally delicious invention from the same company is the Raffaello Pralines, as they are referred to.…

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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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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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Whole Orange, Cardamom and Polenta Cake

An incredibly moist and flavourful cake, fragrant with freshly ground cardamom and free from gluten and dairy. We were having dinner with a friend a few weeks back and, unsurprisingly, I wanted to bake something to take along. I thought that this orange, cardamom and polenta cake would be the perfect accompaniment to the end of a meal. I also wanted to create something Eid-inspired, as I have many Muslim…

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Saffron Milk Cake

A fragrant twist on an ordinary sponge cake, tinted with a golden hue from the saffron infused milk It was whilst making some cardamom and orange puddings that the idea of making something saffron inspired came to me. My mind was racing in so many different directions initially, but in the end I decided to settle on a cake incorporating saffron. I have seen some tres leches cakes (my masala…

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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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