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, 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

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

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

Bread, Cakes, Icing, Lunch-box Ideas

Apple and Ginger Loaf

You know the old saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", well, I've been a regular lemonade factory of late. It's really tough seeing the positive in a situation when the outcome is so desperately far away from how you'd hoped it would be. The last few years have held extreme disappointment, frustration and trials… Continue reading Apple and Ginger Loaf

Cakes, Icing

Lemon and Gin Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream and Ganache

Now I understand that not everyone likes or drinks Gin, but please don't make the mistake of thinking that you could actually drink this cake or end up with a mouth full of strong alcohol flavour. This is one of the best cake batters I have come across and I've tried a few! If you're… Continue reading Lemon and Gin Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream and Ganache

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