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 (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 Chip and Vanilla Marble Cake by Mary Berry

I know most people remember marble cakes from their childhood. And this recipe was in the ‘Baking for Children’ chapter of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible but I made this cake for an office full of adults and I can promise you it disappeared rapidly. For me, it’s really about having the best of both worlds;…

Chocolate Quakes

I like making biscuits for work; I find they are more popular than a cake or muffins. Often I don’t know what to make, and I will select a cookbook from my shelf and browse until something takes my fancy. One Sunday afternoon, I picked up The Essential New York Times Cook Book from my…

Cocoa Apple Cake

Sometimes you just need to bake. This week wasn’t ideal; I wasn’t well, and I was coming home from work frustrated and tired. I had also been waiting impatiently to try out my new Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Tin. You may also remember Alex very generously gave me the Nordic Ware Fleur de Lis Bundt…