Cherry Lamingtons

Umm, these little Australian cakes are delicious, but wow are they messy to make. If you've got little children I can imagine they'd have tons of fun with these - no wonder Lamington drives and bake offs are very popular in Australia and New Zealand. I've made these twice before (a traditional recipe and a… Continue reading Cherry Lamingtons

Walnut cake with lemon buttercream

This is an amazingly bouncy walnut sponge topped with a lemon buttercream - this is a change to the traditional coffee and walnut combination but goes beautifully together.   Notes For this recipe I've used a mix of unsalted butter and baking margarine. I did some experimenting comparing all butter, all margarine and a mix… Continue reading Walnut cake with lemon buttercream

Orange and chocolate friands

These are based on the Orange-chocolate cake recipe in the 'La Mere De La Famille' recipe book by Julien Merceron. The original recipe is for two large-ish loaf tin cakes. I have tweaked the recipe a little so that it can be baked perfectly as smaller individual cakes. There are two absolutely essential changes: the… Continue reading Orange and chocolate friands