Strawberry yogurt cake with olive oil

Strawberry yogurt and olive oil cake - - #recipe #baking

Strawberry deliciouness in a dessert cake which is enriched with yogurt and heart-healthy olive oil. A perfect Valentine's bake ❤️🍓

Strawberry shortcake

Pretty as a picture and just as divine to eat as look at. Polenta and grounds almonds add a little twist to a Victoria-sponge style layer cake, filled with double cream, strawberry jam and chocolate spread and decorated with edible flowers

Cherry Lamingtons

Four cherry Lamington sponge cakes, covered in ganache and dessicated coconut with a cherry decoration

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

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

Orange and chocolate firands

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

Surprise inside cake – Swiss roll and Madeira

surprise inside cake - Ink Sugar Spice

  This cake was borne out of another Daring Bakers challenge for a 'surprise inside' cake. Some of the suggestions had zebra, marbled or chequered coloured sponge hidden under icing so it would only show when cut, others had hidden treats in a cut-out well inside or were baked with a design or pattern (these… Continue reading Surprise inside cake – Swiss roll and Madeira