Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

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I wanted to create something a little different for my Grandma’s birthday cake.  Something a little different from what I usually do for birthdays and something that was a bit more challenging.

I had seen something similar in a patisserie shop window without the mirror glaze.  So I found myself taking elements from a few different cake ideas and created on this one.

You do need plenty of time to allow the mousse layers to set and chill overnight and it best eaten on the day the mirror glaze is poured on the cake. Continue reading “Double Chocolate Mousse Cake”

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Honey Cake

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My mum used to make this Honey Cake when she was younger, unfortunately she lost the book when my grandparents moved house (years ago)! During a bit of a clearout she was reunited with the recipe book and quickly made a copy. I never understood the obsession with finding the honey cake recipe until I made it and tasted it.  As an added bonus it is so easy to make. Continue reading “Honey Cake”

Carrot Cake

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There are so many different carrot cake recipes out there and I have tried a lot!  For me, some have too many nuts or none at all, some are really oily or too dry, not enough spice and flavour and just not quite right for me.  My cousin wanted carrot cake at part of her birthday cake so the challenge was set to make the best carrot cake to suit us!  Carrot cake is really easy to make and I like to think of it as one of my 5-aday. If only cake could be!! Continue reading “Carrot Cake”

Gingerbread Men

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I got this recipe out of a cartoon magazine when I was about 5 years old.  My mum and I carefully wrote it out and kept the recipe safe all these years.  The magazine has long since disappeared and I can’t remember which one it was, so unfortunately I can’t tag it in my blog.  Little did I think I’d still be using the same recipe and have my own baking blog.  But to all the children’s magazine editors and writers a big THANK YOU and keep the recipes coming, we still love them as we grow up!  I still like them the same as I did as a child – decorated with smarties and this recipe makes loads…. Continue reading “Gingerbread Men”

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These are so easy to make and really scrummy. There is a spell of chilling the cookie dough, so although the ‘hands on’ making is relatively quick, there is an hour of down time in the middle.  Great if there are a few other jobs that need doing too.

This recipe makes about 16 cookies, however that does all depend on how large you like them! Continue reading “Double Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Apple Meringue Pie

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With such a glut of apples at the moment, it seems a race against time to eat the apples before they go off! We are having apple everything at the moment. Some things have been more successful than others. My most successful bakes has been the Apple Meringue Pie. Essentially the same as Lemon Meringue Pie – with the obvious filling change.  I have used Cox apples, only because that is the apple tree I have! I didn’t feel the need to add sugar to the stewed apple because I felt the apples were sweet enough and with the meringue top it balances the sharpness of the apple. Continue reading “Apple Meringue Pie”