Best Ever Chocolate Cake

Okay, so the title may be a little hyperbole but this is an excellent chocolate cake to have up your sleeve. This is a cake I have thrown together for at least 10 years now, and while there are others I make – I keep coming back to it.  What I love most about it?…

Nutella Ice-Cream by Nigella Lawson

Summer is just around the corner. The weather is heating up, the days are getting longer and it’s the perfect time for ice-cream! It’s also the perfect time to use my new ice-cream maker! I have been thinking about buying an ice-cream maker for a few years. For a long time I thought I didn’t…

Chocolate-Chestnut Cake

I noted this recipe with excitement when I first bought How to Be a Domestic Goddess; I have fond memories of peeling chestnuts hot from the open fire as a child and savouring the effort and sore fingers with delight at the nutmeat within. The recipe calls for unsweetened chestnut puree; presumably a tinned substance…

Death by Chocolate Cake from Mary Berry

This cake was one I had my eye on for a while, simply because of the name. But, as the old adage goes, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover and the name turned out to be a little more than the cake could deliver. It’s a good cake and the icing is actually …

Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake

    Christmas always includes two desserts: cheesecake and chocolate ripple. I have been fascinated by this Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake recipe by Mary Berry for it’s combination of two favourite recipes. I decided to use a BBQ with some work colleagues to finally try the recipe. This cake is decadent but delicious. A small piece goes a long way! I’m always…

Chocolate Sponge

One of the wonderful things about writing a blog about cooking, is people sharing their recipes with you. I love nothing more than collecting recipes people love and want to share. I have a book of recipes which friends, co-workers and acquaintances have passed on. Each proclaiming these recipes are easy and provide flawless results. It…

Chocolate Eclair

 I  have always thought choux pastry would be more difficult to make than it actually turned out to be. While the method is a little more involved in that the mixture is essentially cooked on the stove and then again in the oven, anyone who has ever made a bechamel sauce need not fear this delicious pastry….

Chocolate (Vegan) Olive Oil Cake

This cake is delicious. I was expecting a dense cake, and was surprised by its light and fluffy texture. I made this on a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon. When I first leisurely flicked through Nigellissima, I was instantly drawn to this recipe. It reminded me of the Vegan Chocolate Cake I love.If I had to…

Chocolate Squash Cake (or Chocolate Pumpkin Cake)

For reasons I cannot fathom, the North Americans and the British call butternut pumpkin ‘squash’. In fact, all pumpkin we have in Australia is considered ‘winter squash’ by North Americans and only the big orange ‘Halloween’ pumpkins are ‘proper’ pumpkin. No doubt we are considered the strange ones for labelling so many ‘squash’ as pumpkin…

Chocolate coconut crunchies a.k.a. Kingston Biscuits

I don’t about you, but in my workplace, whenever a pack of Arnott’s assorted creams get opened, the Kingstons are the first to disappear. For those unfamiliar with these delights, Kingstons are coconut shortbreads sandwiched together with chocolate cream filling. It is this biscuit that inspired me to make the chocolate coconut bundt cake. It…