You may have seen the photos on my Instagram & Facebook pages, but if not, last week I began my assault on Christmas! I have a tried & tested Christmas cake recipe that hasn't failed me yet and isn't as heavy as a traditional fruit cake. It specifies 1kg of dried fruit so I mix it up a bit with apricots, cranberries, cherries, mixed peel and glace cherries as well as the obligatory sultanas so that it makes for a more interesting slice. Almonds, orange & lemon zest and vari
I want to share a recipe with you today that will hopefully help you if you need to rescue a cake like I did last week! It all started when I decided to treat myself to a new cake tin - a bundt pan. I had always fancied making one of these ring cakes with the fluted design on the top. Now, because of the shape & design of the tin, you can't line it with greaseproof paper so I opted for greasing the so-called non-stick surface with oil. Can you see where this is heading...?
I had two carrot cake orders last week, one for a 30th birthday celebration and one for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday. Now carrot cakes cry out for cream cheese frosting and I am loathe to spoil this delectable topping with fondant icing, but because of the occasions, the cakes needed to look special. I toyed with lots of ideas but in the end settled for the simple addition of peeled & cleaned heritage carrots! The vibrant colours of the carrots really helped to bring the