Lemon layer cake

Lemon layer cakeThis cake is a delightful cross between a sponge cake and cheesecake, with the lemon sauce providing a refreshing twist. So, why bother making two cakes separately when you can have all in one?

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Simnel cake

???????????????????????????????This simnel cake is fruity and spicy with two luscious home-made marzipan layers – without of course forgetting the 11 oval marzipan balls that give the cake its characteristic look. Read more…

Chocolate squares

Chocolate squares with some strawberry quartersI made some yummy chocolate squares this week. Tucking into some soft chocolate sponge topped with luscious chocolate spread has to be the ideal way to celebrate the National Chocolate Week – or any week for that matter… Read more…

Blueberry squares

A photo of blueberry squares sprinkled with some xylitol on topMakes 16 squares

These blueberry squares are a wonderful afternoon treat, or even a delicious addition to your lunchbox. The freshness of the blueberries and the lemon zest reminds me of happy summer days. Continue reading

Heavenly chocolate cake for picnics

A photo of a chocolate cake baked in an aluminium foil tin. The cake is decorated with raspberriesServes 6-8

This recipe is a slightly modified version of the Heavenly chocolate cake recipe which is included in my book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast. To make it better suited for picnics, I’ve added some gluten-free flour so that it’s not quite so crumbly. I have also used a 21 cm round aluminium foil tin to bake the cake in so you can transport it easily.

Heavenly chocolate cake is my favourite chocolate cake of all times. I often make it when we have guests or take it with me as a present when we visit someone. It’s easy to make and it never lets me, or the guests, down. Continue reading