I very rarely dabble in the world of 3 tiered cakes but a special party meant I needed to produce something that had the WOW factor.
I was ready to take on the challenge but knew I wanted to bake something that was slightly different in flavour. After searching across the interweb, I came across this Biscoff cake recipe from Janes Patisserie (her blog is pretty awesome when it comes to playing around with flavours!) and I just had to give it a go.
With the sun out in full force, it can only mean one thing, evenings in the sunshine filled with BBQs, drinks and desserts! I always struggle to decide what to take along to gatherings such as these so when I stumbled across this berry cake online, I knew it would be the ideal item to bake for a summer party.
With layers of genoise sponge, cream and berries, it’s the perfect after dinner treat which will go down a storm with all the guests. Although the actual cake is quite tedious to make, once in the oven the assembling process is super easy and there’s nothing better than seeing a perfectly layered cake.
I’ve said it time and time again but I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for chocolate based desserts. I lose all willpower when chocolate comes into the equation. My lose weight resolution goes out the window, my healthy eating motto disappears and before I know it I’ve got more chocolate cake stuffed down my throat than Bruce from Matilda.
So when I saw this Devil’s food cake recipe on Nigella’s website, I just could not resist. The sheer amount of chocolate had me salivating before I’d even begun baking. I’m not normally a massive fan of making sandwiched/tiered cakes, but since one of my new year goals was to venture out a little more with my baking, there was no way I couldn’t give this a go.
Baking has always been a love or loathe situation with me. I go through months where all I ever want to do is bake, and others where I just can’t stand it. Currently, my apron has been well and truly in place and I’m loving playing around with new techniques and recipes.
I recently invested in a few new baking gadgets and was eager to try some of them out – with one being the mini silicon loaf moulds. There’s something about mini cakes which I adore, and since they’re smaller in size, that means they’re healthier right?
I must admit that when it comes to desserts, I always go for the chocolatiest (is that even a word?) option available. The thought of a chocolate dessert makes me drool…..mmmmmm.
However, during the Christmas break, I thought I’d push the boat out a little and attempt to bake something that was as far away from chocolate as possible, a lemon drizzle cake!
I was pleasantly surprised as to how easy it was to make this lemon loaf, it’s a quick and easy recipe which is perfect for when you have guests round for tea! Continue reading