Chocolate Red Wine Cake {for Valentine’s Day}

Chocolate Red Wine Cake - A simple one bowl recipe for a rich cake made with red wine and cocoa powder and topped with a mascarpone cream. The perfect way to treat your Valentine!

Chocolate Red Wine Cake - A simple one bowl recipe for a rich cake made with red wine and cocoa powder and topped with a mascarpone cream. The perfect way to treat your Valentine! This week's recipe is a Valentine's Day inspired! A simple but beautiful chocolate red wine cake that I think makes a perfect Valentine's treat. I didn't really drink red wine until I met Andy, but since then I'm a big convert and I'll opt for a glass of red over just about any other drink. It began with our ...

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies - Rich fudgey brownies covered in a smooth Nutella cheesecake topping and chocolate chips. A Nutella lover's dream!

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies - Rich fudgey brownies covered in a smooth Nutella cheesecake topping and chocolate chips. A Nutella lover's dream! Happy World Nutella Day! The 5th of February is World Nutella Day - a big day in my calendar! Did you see the Nutella riots that happened in France a couple of weeks ago? A french supermarket reduced the price of its Nutella by 70% and shoppers went crazy for it. There were reports of violence as people rushed to grab the cheap jars of their ...

Danish Rhubarb Cake with Cardamom and Custard 

Danish Rhubarb, Cardamom and Custard Cake - A deliciously comforting cake packed with creamy custard, warming cardamom, and perfectly pink seasonal rhubarb!

Danish Rhubarb Cake with Cardamom and Custard - A deliciously comforting cake packed with creamy custard, warming cardamom, and perfectly pink seasonal rhubarb! Happy February! Gosh January has felt like a long month! Doesn't Christmas feel like a life time ago? As soon as the Christmas tree is down and the decorations are packed away I'm looking out for the first signs of spring. I don't love Winter. I do love festivities, and the first excuse to wear a cosy jumper, or drink hot chocolate, ...

Chocolate Mint Aero Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Aero Cupcakes - Delicious chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy Mint Aero buttercream and covered with crushed Mint Aero!

Chocolate Mint Aero Cupcakes - Delicious chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy Mint Aero buttercream and covered with crushed Mint Aero! One of my most popular recipes last year was my Mint Aero Cake. Its got two delicious layers of chocolate sponge, but the real star of the recipe is the buttercream. Oh that buttercream! It's made with real bars of Mint Aero Chocolate all blended down into a creamy, chocolatey, minty buttercream. It's a really easy, but really effective recipe for a ...

Chocolate Guinness Brownies

Chocolate Guinness Brownies - delicious brownies made with Guinness and plenty of dark chocolate. Dark, rich and irresistible!

Chocolate Guinness Brownies - delicious brownies made with Guinness and plenty of dark chocolate. Dark, rich and irresistible! A few weeks ago was my husband's birthday. To celebrate we had our first baby free night away and, let me tell you, it was amazing! I love our little Tilly completely. She is a joy and I feel incredibly lucky to have her in our lives. BUT, she doesn't sleep! We've tried everything; bath and bed routines, earlier bedtimes, later bedtimes, singing, white noise, dark ...

No Bake Stroopwafel Cheesecake

Stroopwafel Cheesecake - A smooth, creamy no bake caramel cheesecake with a delicious stroopwafel biscuit base, topped with caramel and more stroopwafels!

Stroopwafel Cheesecake - A smooth, creamy no bake caramel cheesecake with a delicious stroopwafel biscuit base, topped with caramel and more stroopwafels! If you watched the Great British Bake Off last year you might have seen the bakers attempt to make stroopwafels. The technical challenge of caramel week were these delicious little Dutch biscuits. I think it's fair to say they caused the bakers quite a bit of trouble! The stroopwafels have been dubbed the worst technical in Bake Off history, ...

Custard Cream Blondies

Custard Cream Blondies - Delicious white chocolate blondies flavoured with custard powder and topped with custard cream biscuits! An irresistible treat for custard cream lovers!

Custard  Cream Blondies - Delicious white chocolate and custard blondies  topped with custard cream biscuits! An irresistible treat for custard cream lovers! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year. We had a very quiet New Year's Eve. I only saw midnight because Tilly had me up for a night feed! Still, it was quite special to wake up on New Year's Day to a brand new year with our tiny person. I'm looking forward to an exciting year for this blog. I've got lots ...

My top recipes of 2017

My top recipes of 2017

My top recipes of 2017 - the recipes most loved on my blog over the past year! With 2017 almost at an end, its time to take a look back on the past year. Its been a busy year for us. We began the year on holiday in Kuala Lumpur, 4 months into our first year of married life. We were living in Hong Kong by the sea, both of us were teaching full time and tutoring most evenings. At the end of the year we're back in the UK, 4 months into life with our little girl as a family of three. Its been a ...

Chocolate Candy Cane Cake

Chocolate Candy Cane Cake // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Chocolate Candy Cane Cake - Two layers of chocolate cake, smothered in a white chocolate peppermint buttercream, and finished with a thick coating of dark chocolate ganache. A deliciously indulgent Christmas treat! This cake was the first proper cake I baked after Tilly was born. I have to admit, it took me ages! I baked the cake layers, then the icing had to wait until the next day. It took me the best part of the afternoon to get the cake covered in icing and decorated. Things that normally ...

Hot Chocolate Spoons

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Hot Chocolate Spoons - a cheap, simple, and delicious idea for homemade Christmas gifts! Today I’m bringing you a really simple idea for home made Christmas gifts. While I was doing my Christmas shopping I loads of these hot chocolate spoons and stirrers on the high street and in supermarkets. If your not familiar with the idea, they’re spoons set in a block of chocolate which you stir into hot milk to make delicious hot chocolate. I love the concept, but they struck me as pretty ...