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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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Strawberry and Cream Angel Food Cake

This featherlight cake gets dressed up with some sweetened whipped cream and strawberries If you make this recipe, please share it with me by tagging me on Instagram @adventureswithsugar or on Facebook at Adventures with Sugar. Please also leave a comment below to let me know how you got on with the recipe. FOR THE ANGEL FOOD CAKE 120g cake flour 1 tablespoon cornflour 275g caster sugar, divided into two parts 420ml egg…

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Sweet Potato Loaf with Brown Butter Maple Frosting

This post is sponsored by McCain How do I like my vegetables, you ask? In cake, of course! You can then imagine how excited I was when McCain approached me to team up with them to create a few exciting recipes. I grew up eating McCain – being a family of five with a working mom meant quick freezer to table dinners. Whilst my mum used them in dinners, I…

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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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Gluten-free Almond, Raspberry and Lemon Loaf

An easy flourless lemon loaf, studded with bursts of zingy raspberries and lightened with a whipped cream topping I often have leftover fruit, from other baking adventures, which I need to use up. Here, there were left over lemons and raspberries from my lemon curd and raspberry chiffon cake. What I love about baking is how you can achieve similar flavour profiles, with very different textures and a very different…

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Lemon Curd and Raspberry Chiffon Cake

A delicate, fluffy sponge adorned with whipped cream, lemon curd and fresh raspberries This is my first blog post for 2022 and I am looking forward to the new year. Last year was not an easy one, with the loss of a loved one and an extremely challenging work environment, but I pray for better days. What will remain a constant in my life is baking and trying out different…

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Apple and Olive Oil Cake

A moist apple sponge sandwiched with a moreish maple cream cheese frosting I love this apple and olive oil cake, not only for the delicious morsels of apples but for the utterly moreish maple cream cheese frosting. The frosting is not overly sweet, and interestingly, instead of using icing sugar like most frostings, this one uses brown sugar, which gives wonderful caramel notes. The olive oil in the cake keeps…

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