Baking, Cakes, Icing

Chocolate Beetroot Cake for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day on Sunday, I wanted to share something that is easy to make, yet close to every Mother's heart - getting veggies into our kids. And with this cake, they'll be gobbling them up. How many kids like beetroot anyway? Mine does, but if they don't, don't even tell them it's in it.… Continue reading Chocolate Beetroot Cake for Mother’s Day

Baking, Cakes, Icing

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

I first made a version of this cake about 15 years ago back in South Africa, using a recipe book I borrowed from a friend. I've lost contact with her over the years and I have absolutely no idea what the title of the book was, but thankfully, with the gazillions of recipes at our… Continue reading Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Baking, Cakes, Easter

Easter Celebration Cake

Happy Easter everyone! And if you don't celebrate Easter, then happy long weekend to you. I hope you enjoy the extra time home with your families and loved ones. Easter came early this year and took me a little unawares I have to admit. Seems silly, I know, but normally it falls in with the… Continue reading Easter Celebration Cake

Baking, Cakes, Icing

My favourite Carrot Cake

Well January whizzed by in a flash! Hotter than normal humid days, barbeques, potjies of delicious meat stews, restaurants, great friends, lazy thrown-together meals on the deck in the evening heat, cool afternoon swims, road trips - and the cicadas finally arrived to sing their buzzy tunes - all in all not much wrong with… Continue reading My favourite Carrot Cake


Beginner’s Chocolate Cake with whipped Chocolate Butter Icing

A few years ago I set out on a mission to find the "best" chocolate cake recipes around. And by "best", I meant "best moist cake", "best mud cake", "best cake for kid's parties", etcetera - you get the picture. A chocolaholic like me can't possibly rely on only one chocolate cake recipe to meet my… Continue reading Beginner’s Chocolate Cake with whipped Chocolate Butter Icing

Baking, Cakes, Icing

Chocolate and salted caramel mousse cake

This is certainly one of the most flavoursome chocolate cakes I have come across - and I tend to experiment with quite a few. It is neither overly sweet nor bland. Not only does simply looking at it get your taste buds working overtime, but it is one of those rare cakes that is just perfect.… Continue reading Chocolate and salted caramel mousse cake

Cakes, Sweet

Chocolate drizzled Profiteroles

I always think of Profiteroles as a bit of a throw back to the '70's, but they have been around a lot longer than that. They are little balls of choux pastry (pronounced "shoe") that are filled with custard cream, ice cream or whipped cream and are often garnished with a sprinkling of icing sugar… Continue reading Chocolate drizzled Profiteroles

Cakes, Lunch-box Ideas

Chelsea Buns

I have enjoyed Chelsea Buns ever since I can remember. They were sold at our school tuck shop and it was always a great day when I could finally buy one and enjoy the sticky sweet treat layer by layer. I don't often make them as there is a little work involved, but if you have… Continue reading Chelsea Buns

Cakes, Dessert, Slices

Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Something strange happened the other day - I found myself on the couch, with remote in hand and absolute silence. I have to admit I had a mild rush of panic wondering what to do with myself as the notion of holding the remote, let alone having the house entirely to myself is definitely out… Continue reading Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Cakes, Christmas, Slices

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

I know it's only the last day of November, but with Christmas just around the corner and so many shops already bursting with decorations, I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and start sharing Christmas ideas. A number of friends have already put their trees up too, but I try to get… Continue reading Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies