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 ...

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, ...

Blackberry and Apple Crumble Cake

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Blackberry and Apple Crumble Cake - An irresistible cake made with almonds, packed with blackberries and apples and topped with a delicious crumble When we were planning for our wedding last year, food was a key consideration. We knew we wanted family style dining. We knew we wanted wood fired pizza in the evening, and we knew we wanted lots of cheese served with our local butchers pork pies and plenty of homemade chutney. What we couldn't decide on was pudding. Being such a cake lover, it was ...

Malteaser Cheesecake Brownies

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Malteaser Cheesecake Brownies - Rich malty brownies, topped with creamy cheesecake and crunchy Malteasers, and drizzled with chocolate There's not been going much on the last couple of months on the blog. Partly because we’ve been busy moving into our new flat, but mostly for one very special reason; On the 27th August our little baby girl arrived! Matilda May came into the world just before 7am, and for the past 12 weeks has been turning our lives upside down! The dust has just ...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake - A moist chocolate loaf cake, packed with chunks of Terry's Chocolate Orange, and decorated with even more chocolate orange! If you love Terry's Chocolate Orange, you're going to love this cake! After my recent recipe for Terry's Chocolate Orange Millionaire's Shortbread I've had a craving for all things chocolate orange. I've had this cake in my head for a while. I wanted something deeply chocolatey and satisfying, with a good hit of chocolate orange. I ...

Cherry Upside Down Cake

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Cherry Upside Down Cake - A delicious cake made with almonds, and topped with summer cherries! We've spent the last few days sorting out our new flat in East London, ready for Andy to start his new teaching job in September. Finally all the paperwork is sorted, and we have the keys, so now we're doing the fun part of packing everything in boxes. Over the past six years living abroad I've accumulated a lot of stuff in my Mum's loft, so its all coming down and being sorted.  Coming back from Hong ...

No Bake White Chocolate and Amaretto Cheesecake

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No Bake White Chocolate and Amaretto Cheesecake - A delicious no bake cheesecake, with a digestive and amaretti biscuit base and a smooth, creamy white chocolate and amaretto filling, decorated with raspberries and almonds! This time last year we were on our honeymoon in Venice. We could only squeeze in a four day trip before we needed to be back at work so we  decided on a short European city break. I was a bit worried before we went that it would be too short, or it just wouldn't feel ...