British Bake Off and Victoria Sponge

The Great British Bake Off is back! Finally! I’m not really a huge TV addict but when Masterchef and GBBO hits the screen, I’m glued! The first episode saw the contestants make a sandwich cake, angel food cake and a chocolate cake. The next episode is bread which I’m really looking forward to! I’m really excited for…

Cherry and Almond Cake

Finding some leftover almonds and glace cherries in my cupboard called for one thing, cherry and almond cake! I’m a sucker for following the recipe to a T (I really need to stop) and with this bake, I really shouldn’t have. It said to bake the cake for 90 minutes so that’s exactly what I did…

Chocolate Fingers and Smarties Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to my amazing boyfriend James who turned 26 on Tuesday! You’re never too old for birthday cake, so I decided to bake him up a chocolately treat! This is without a doubt the best cake I’ve made to date. Everything went smoothly and it looked and tasted amazing! Underneath the smarties and behind the…

Chocolate and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Happy 9th Birthday to my little brother Alfie! At the weekend, we had a big family get-together to celebrate the little man’s birthday! We all turned into 9 year olds for the weekend with Quaser Laser, bowling, football and rounders! It was so much fun! I also had time to do a bit of baking…

Carrot and Walnut Slices

I LOVE Carrot Cake! I thank my mum for her addiction to it! I thought I’d give it a try myself as I’ve only ever made it with a Betty Crocker mix! It wasn’t a complete disaster, although what was supposed to be a full Carrot Cake turned out to be slices instead! I’m not quite…

Honey and Almond Cake

When sifting through my cookbooks the other day I decided to pick a page at random and bake whatever it landed on, that page was Honey and Almond Cake! I love almonds, and I’m pretty sure that they are supposed to be good for you…bonus. Shame about the cake! This tastes amazing. The drizzled syrup…