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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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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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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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Red Velvet Macarons with White Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

I love filling macarons with actual discs of baked cheesecake and here I have opted to combine the decadence of red velvet with the creaminess of white chocolate I developed this recipe especially for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner. But lets be honest – do we ever need an excuse to eat macarons. These would make the perfect Mother’s Day treat, an anniversary treat or just an…

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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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