Best Ever Chocolate Cake

As far as I can recall, this was my first memory of baking a cake. I was in my late teens, and I must have been given free rein in the kitchen; guests were coming and we needed to feed them. My mother had always been extremely health conscious, and so rather than follow in…

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Dundee Cake

My Father recently celebrated a significant birthday, so to honour his Scottish heritage, I made for him a Dundee Cake. While I know the first rule of baking is never make for someone, what you haven’t already made for yourself (boy have I learned this the hard way), I confidently broke this rule as my…

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Choc-banana bar cake

Banana cake has long been a family staple for morning tea. If I don’t have the energy or time to do something fancy, banana cake is my go-to. This particular recipe has been in our families cookbook for many years and has become an old faithful. I always seem to have the ingredients, no matter…

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Carrot cake with Honey Cream cheese

The first time I ever made this cake I was living in London. It was summertime, and my back-garden was in full bloom. I had invited friends around for afternoon tea, and we sat outside in the glorious sunshine under my apple tree. Sipping Elderflower cordial, my friend and our 6 children devoured this gloriously…

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