Desserts

Coffee & Walnut Cake

Walnut, Coffee & Chocolate Loaf Cake

A delicious loaf cake with my classic flavour combination of coffee and walnut and lots of chocolate and finished with mascarpone cheese. Easy to prepare this is perfect with a cup of tea! Enjoy

Chocolate-chip-chocolate-cookies

Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies

These are very simple chocolate cookies with pecan nuts and are amazing! They can be made in about half an hour. They’re all squidgy inside and are so chocolatey. They’re great as gifts for friends and family. Ingredients 120g unsalted butter100g caster sugar100g soft brown sugar1 egg1 tsp vanilla extract275g plain flour25g cocoa powderPinch salt1 tsp bicarbonate of soda100g dark … Read More

Everything-except-the-kitchen-sink-cookies

Everything Except the Kitchen Sink Cookies

This is a simple and delicious way to use up little bits of leftover chocolates adding tons of flavour and textures. These are great as snacks or gifts or for the party. This recipe is from One Tin Bakes Easy by Edd Kimber. Ingredients 170g unsalted butter, softened125g caster sugar125g soft brown sugar1 tsp vanilla extract2 eggs310g plain flour¾ tsp … Read More

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Best-Ever Layered Chocolate Cake

This is the most delicious chocolate cake – three layers of light, hazelnut chocolate sponge iced and sandwiched with super-simple, light, eggless, chocolate mousse and finished with some Ferrero Rocher. Ingredients 200g unsalted, softened butter250g caster sugar1 tbsp instant coffee180ml boiling water150g plain flour50g unsweetened cocoa powder50g ground almonds½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1 tsp baking powder100g sour cream2 eggs1 tsp … Read More

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This is really fudgy, chocolate praline cake. This can be made into one 10” cake but I’m making it into two 8” cakes to make it more celebratory. IngredientsCake batter 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces200g unsalted butter200g caster sugar6 eggs, separated100g roasted hazelnuts, blitzed to a fine powder100g self-raising flour Chocolate Ganache Icing 300g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), broken … Read More

Chetna's Coconut-raspberry-cake

Coconut & Raspberry Cake

This is a light coconut sponge sandwiched with raspberry jam and a fluffy cream cheese buttercream, which isn’t sickly sweet – an absolute treat! This recipe is from the book ‘The Modern Preserver’s Kitchen‘ by Kylee Newton. Three 8” round cake tins, greased with oil and lined with baking paperPreheat oven to 200°c (180°c fan) Ingredients 90g unsalted butter90ml sunflower/rapeseed … Read More

Chetna's Special-Oreo-cake

Special Oreo Cake

This is a delicious layered Oreo cake with an extra chocolate layer for added indulgence! Ingredients Cake Batter350g softened, unsalted butter350g caster sugar350g self-raising flour1½ tsp baking powder1 heaped tsp vanilla extract2 tbsp milk6 eggs½ packet Oreo biscuits Swiss Buttercream Icing4 egg whites300g caster sugar450g softened butter4-5 Oreo biscuits, crushed Chocolate Ganache Filling200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces200ml double cream … Read More

Chetna's Celebration-cake

Celebration Cake

This is a light, simple sponge, that is big enough for 20-25 people. A beautiful, melt in your mouth, delicious celebration cake. Ingredients Cake Batter250g golden caster sugar (or plain)250g unsalted butter, softened250g self-raising flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp vanilla extract5 eggsZest 1 unwaxed lemon2 tbsp milk Filling600ml double cream4tbsp caster sugarLemon curd100g strawberries, de-stalked and cut in half100g blueberries100g … Read More

Chetna's Basque-cheesecake

Honeyed Basque Cheesecake

This creamy, burnt cheesecake recipe from Ed Smith’s Crave is melt in the mouth and cloud-like! Ingredients 600g cream cheese120g golden caster sugar2 eggs300ml double creamPinch salt2½ tbsp runny honey40g plain flour Method Pre-heat oven to 220°CGrease 8” round cake tin – springform or loose-bottomed if possible.Line with double baking paper cut slightly larger than the tin and press right … Read More

Chetna's Raspberry-cake-with-almond-and-lemon

Raspberry Cake with Almond & Lemon

This cake is light and fluffy with the refreshing, summery touch of lemon, almond and raspberry. It’s great for picnics! Equipment Stand mixer or hand mixer (or a wooden spoon with lots of elbow grease!)Four 8” round cake tinsBaking parchmentCling film Ingredients For the cake batter 200g caster sugar (golden or plain)200g S/R flour (or plain flour + 2tsp baking … Read More