Caramel, Cupcakes, Dessert, Muffins, Pudding, Sauces

Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce

Today is June 21st, our Winter Solstice; and what better way to celebrate the shortest day and longest night with a deliciously tasty hot winter pudding smothered in a creamy caramel sauce. And of course a dollop of freshly whipped cream never goes amiss. The combination is very more-ish as we discovered over dinner with friends the… Continue reading Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce

Baking, Cupcakes, Icing, Valentine's Day

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I decided it's time to make my delicious Red Velvet Cupakes again. Not very "in vogue" at the moment, but then I never seem to follow trends, I do as I please, and I feel very pleased while writing this enjoying one of these smoothly-velvety-textured chocolate yet red little… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes


Lemon Surprise Cupcakes

This morning I've woken to see blossoms appearing on our plum tree, and with Spring just around the corner that's to be expected, but is always heart warming to be part of the cyclical journey of the seasons. Technology has allowed me to chat with my parents in South Africa, read an email from my sister-in-law… Continue reading Lemon Surprise Cupcakes

Baking, Cupcakes, Halloween, Themes

Halloween Cupcakes

Ever had one of those mornings where you're woken up at some unholy hour of the morning by a very loud car droning it's way up a nearby hill and realise your peaceful bliss has been shattered so you best get up and get an early start to the day? But because your sleep was so… Continue reading Halloween Cupcakes

Baking, Cakes, Cupcakes, Themes

Ice-cream Cupcakes

I haven't made these eye catching little treats in a while but whenever I do, the kids (any kids, both big and small) absolutely love them! Not only 'cos they're a little confused as to whether they're actually getting an ice-cream or a cupcake, but they can hear something secret hidden away inside. They're also… Continue reading Ice-cream Cupcakes

Baking, Cupcakes, Themes

Minion Cupcakes

You know how life takes it's twists and turns and after a few fast paced yet manageable weeks, you suddenly have one that stands out from the calendar, screaming at you for attention and you can't quite see how you're going to get everything done that needs to be done in that specific 7-day period. Asking… Continue reading Minion Cupcakes

Cakes, Christmas, Cupcakes, Fruit, Tea Time

Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Well, there are only two sleeps left until Christmas day and I'm sure my little one isn't the only one almost bursting with excitement. I've been meaning to get to a few bananas in the fruit basket, but as there is so much fruit on offer at this time of year, I went a little… Continue reading Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Cupcakes, Icing

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

Last weekend we went away to explore parts of this beautiful country that we haven't seen before. Our neighbour's little boy (not so little anymore) looked after the house and our kitty children so in order to thank him, I baked him these gorgeously delicious moist chocolate cupcakes.  They are definitely my favourite chocolate cupcakes.… Continue reading Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

Cakes, Cupcakes, Sweet

SPCA Cupcake Day – Vanilla Cupcakes

The 26th of August is a very special day in New Zealand - it is the day we bake our hearts out for a fantastic cause known as Cupcake Day and all proceeds from selling cupcakes go to the SPCA, visit to see what it's all about. Last year a lovely lady asked me… Continue reading SPCA Cupcake Day – Vanilla Cupcakes

Biscuits / Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes, Sweet

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Strawberry Butter Cream Icing

I had no idea what a Whoopie Pie was until I watched an episode of Chelsea New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker and these were part of a 5 item challenge.  Afterwards I was eager to try the recipe, but it called for Cocoa Butter - perhaps a misprint?  I wasn't sure, but after a bit… Continue reading Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Strawberry Butter Cream Icing