Rather than post a new recipe this week, here’s a round-up of a few recipes which are ideal for Easter and/or to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Click on the recipe title or any of the images to go to the recipe.
Counting down to the most popular…
5. Shredded Wheat chocolate nests – with golden syrup and mini eggs!
When I started this blog, I promised to make all the cakes which feature in my first novel, Art and Soul. I’ve been slowly getting there, and today I’ve made the last one! If you want to see all the recipes, check out Sweet’s Cakes 🙂
In my book, a white chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling is made for the eighteenth birthday of one of the characters. Luckily for me, it turns out that this is the perfect cake for a party. It’s very rich, so your guests would probably be happy with a smaller slice and it cuts beautifully.
I made a bit of a mistake while baking this cake… but read this post and you can avoid the same slip up!
Friday is usually the day for a new recipe. But, for my first post of 2016, I thought I’d revisit the five recipe posts which proved most popular in 2015.
Counting down to the most popular…
5. Maltesers rocky road. Such an easy, no-bake recipe. Make your own chocolate bars!
Months ago, I made a foolish promise to bake all the cakes featured in my first novel (as yet unpublished), Art and Soul. You can see the other cakes that fall in this category on my Sweet’s Cakes page.
This week I took another step to keeping my word by making carrot cake!
This recipe comes from Mary Berry’s Traditional Puddings & Desserts. However, I did change some of the ingredients. Her recipe has wholemeal flour and muscovado sugar. I changed this so I could use what I had in the cupboard. I also used my own cream cheese frosting recipe.
However, all credit to Mary Berry because I never would have thought of putting banana in a carrot cake; it’s a brilliant idea! I feel I have to underline this because the final product does taste of banana, so if you’re not fond of this ingredient this particular carrot cake recipe isn’t for you. Please note this cake also contains walnuts.
Easy to make, this summery treat may be the nicest cake I’ve ever had. And I don’t say that lightly: I’ve eaten A LOT of cake in my time 🙂
This week I’m continuing to fulfill my promise to make all the cakes which feature in my first novel, Art and Soul. One of the characters, Ronnie, owns a cake shop, and this raspberry ripple cake is just one of the delicious offerings her lucky customers can enjoy.
Another step closer to fulfilling my promise to make all the cakes which feature in my first novel, Art and Soul. This time it’s simple old school sponge cake with water icing and sugar hundreds and thousands. This cake is a childhood classic (it brings back memories of the sponge with sprinkles they used to serve in my school canteen) and the favourite of the novel’s second-most important character: Charlie. As if that weren’t enough, it eventually becomes an important plot point. Who knew cake could be so influential? 🙂
Yesterday, in celebration of World Baking Day 2015 (who knew?!), I tried to make red velvet cake. For my first ever attempt, the cake turned out great – fluffy and delicious – but sadly, not very red.
As you can see from the pictures, the cake has a reddish tinge, but it’s not the deep red I was hoping for. This was entirely my fault. I didn’t read the recipe properly when buying red food dye and so didn’t buy enough – turns out you need A LOT.
Anyway, it still tastes great!