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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 the chocolate fudge frosting 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 here, but this is an essential addition…

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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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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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Cranberry Crumble Muffins

My go to muffin recipe, which I have slightly tweaked with the inclusion of dried cranberries and a crumble topping I love how versatile my go-to muffin recipe is, and I often adapt it to things I have lying around. Here, I had some leftover cranberries and oats from the breakfast cookies I baked a few weeks back and decided to use them to create these cranberry crumble muffins. I…

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Rainbow Coconut Layer Cake

Inspired off the Malaysian Sarawak Layer Cake, this recipe is a labour of love, but oh so worth it I did virtually no recipe testing this past weekend. I often love creating new recipes, having to go through a few iterations before I find the perfect recipe. Whilst I love being able to spot a problem and fix it, sometimes I just want to bake something that I know is…

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Speckled Egg Cake

A decadent chocolate mud cake, layered with multi-coloured swiss meringue buttercream This is not just an ordinary cake! It is a six tier death by chocolate cake decorated with all the speckled eggs I could get my hands on. I am a little obsessed with speckled eggs, and if you aren’t I am questioning whether we can be friends! Mud cakes are contentious in our household. I prefer cakes with…

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