Mini Carrot Cakes with Coconut and Lime {from Homemade Memories}

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Deliciously tender mini spiced carrot cakes, topped with a zesty lime cream cheese icing and pistachios. A recipe from Kate Doran's beautiful new book, Homemade Memories. One of the first food blogs I ever read was A Little Loaf. I remember the first time I stumbled upon it. I was clicking through Poires Au Chocolat, and found Kate's blog recommended in the side bar. I've been a reader ever since, and was very excited when Kate announced she was writing a book. I love the way Kate writes, ...

Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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  Miniature cheesecakes, bursting with raspberry freshness and finished with a hint of white chocolate. I'm sorry its been a little while since I've posted a new recipe - Andy came back from Hong Kong for a visit and we spent two weeks enjoying every last minute of sporadic sunshine. We've had a throughly British summer time, visiting Whitby, exploring the Isle of Wight. Drinking lots of cider, getting plump on cream teas, and debating the merits of Northern versus Southern fish and chips ...

Mini Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cakes

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Wimbledon inspired mini fluffy vanilla Victoria sponge cakes filled with strawberry jam and cream, and topped with fresh strawberries. The perfect summer treat! A few years ago, me and my Mum went to Wimbledon for the day. One of my Mum's best friends works at the championship, running one of the restaurants. She invited us along to the day, sorting us ground tickets without the queues, and finding us a table at her restaurant. We turned up early and started off the day with a pot of ...

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

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Rich, buttery chocolate biscuit cake, topped with a thick layer of milk chocolate and decorated with Malteasers. A truly delicious no bake treat!  It may be over a year until our wedding, but I'm already putting quite a large amount of thought into the food. For me, food is one of the most important elements of the day. Good food brings everyone together, creates conversation, and builds relationships. Sitting together over a shared meal creates a sense of family like nothing else. The very ...

Rocky Road Cupcakes

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  Incredibly moist fudgy chocolate cupcakes, topped with irresistibly creamy chocolate buttercream, and all your favourite rocky road toppings. Marshmallow, chocolate chips, biscuit; all the best bits of Rocky Road in a delicious cupcake!  In the summer holidays while I was in my early secondary school years, my friend Rooby used to cycle around to visit regularly. We would spend our days watching appalling television, and drinking endless diet cokes. A terrible display of teenage sloth. From ...

Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Oreo Crust Tart {no bake}

Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Tart :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Salted caramel, rich dark chocolate ganache, and light creamy mascarpone layered up in a delicious Oreo crust. This indulgent tart is far easier to make than it looks, and is completely irresistible!  Last Friday night this tart came with me to a barbecue, arranged with the hot weather in mind. We started off outside in the start-of-the-weekend sunshine, but it got cold very quickly and we ended up huddled inside around the radiator, heating turned up to full blast. Hello, British summertime? ...

Pear and Chocolate Cake

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   A delicious Pear and Chocolate Cake. A rich, gooey, brownie-like cake, filled with whole tender gently poached pears. An indulgent, comforting cake that really brings out the flavours in this classic pairing.  I've been seen pictures of these type of cake swimming around Pinterest for a while. Gorgeous little round cakes, with the stalks of pears just peeking from the top, hinting at whats inside. Loaf cakes sliced opened to reveal cross sections of whole tender, gently poached pears. They ...

Apple and Almond Tart

Apple and Frangipane Tart :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A delicious buttery sweet shortcrust pastry case, filled with frangipane, and topped with apples. Perfect served hot or cold, you'll find it hard just to have one slice.  If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might already know the past couple of weeks I've been back in Hong Kong visiting Andy after 6 long weeks apart. At the risk of sounding soppy, I have to admit its been absolutely bloody brilliant. You almost forget how much you miss in a relationship when you're 8000 miles apart. ...

Raspberry and Vanilla Polka Dot Sprinkles Cake

Vanilla and Raspberry Polka Dot Sprinkle Cake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  A towering vanilla polka dot sprinkles cake, filled with raspberries, and topped with light and creamy vanilla cream cheese icing. Completely covered in sprinkles, this fun cake is sure to delight!  Last weekend I went to the circus. Its years since I've been to one and you know what, it was so much fun! Walking up to the bright red big top created bubbles of childish excitement in my tummy, enhanced by the music and the salty sweet smell of fresh popcorn filling the air. Inside the tent the ...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

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  A deliciously smooth and rich cheesecake, packed with chocolate orange flavour. This is a simple no bake recipe you'll be wanting to make again and again!  I'm so happy its Saturday! What is it about the weeks following bank holidays that just seems to make them drag so much? It defies all logic, but somehow a four day week has the ability to feel so much longer than a five day one! I always wish come the weekend I could lie in. I love sleep, I love my bed, yet still, come 6am on a Saturday ...