Tag Archive for cake

Madeira Cake, using Chef Tjaart's recipe

Chef Tjaart’s Madeira Cake Recipe

Last weekend, my sister-in-law, Chantelle wanted to do some baking. So obviously, I was more than willing to pop round to help…with the tasting! We are both huge fans of The Great South African Bake Off, and the one judge, Chef Tjaart. So, Chantelle wanted to try one of his recipes and after going through his website, she decided on his… Read more →

Traditional Victorian sponge with strawberries and cream

Victorian sponge cake

Sometimes there is nothing better than a classic traditional sponge cake…they are perfect for birthday’s, special occasions or simply a high tea. For this reason we decided to make a Victorian sponge for Candice’s baby shower, which was a few weeks ago now. I am a huge fan of a vanilla sponge…love them…they are light and delicious. They also remind me… Read more →

Lemon Polenta Cake

lemon polenta cake

There is just something magical about lemons…they have such a unique and uplifting flavour and fragrance…and boy are they diverse! They are delicious in both savoury and sweet dishes. And, I think they have to be one of my favourite ingredients…they add freshness and zing to everything…and make dishes moreish! In this lemon polenta cake, that is no different! It… Read more →

photograph of a dragon birthday cake

dragon cupcake cake

It was my husband’s birthday on Monday, so I decided to arrange a surprise birthday Sunday lunch for him with a small selection of our friends. What would a surprise birthday be without an awesome birthday cake! As nothing is ever too big or too adventurous for my friends and I…we went ‘balls to the wall’ and made a dragon cake… Read more →