Lemon and Rosemary Drizzle Cake

With lots of rosemary growing outside my front door, I was excited to find this Lemon and Rosemary drizzle cake on the Guardian blog by Ruby Tandoh. Its really easy to make, incredibly tasty and the sprigs of rosemary compliments the fresh lemony zing of this moist cake. I made it in a longer, narrower…

Apple Cake with Rum Buttercream

I wanted to make something other than chocolate for a birthday cake. This recipe came up trumps but maybe next time i will have to make two! Ingredients You will need 2 x 20.5cm deep sandwich tins. And, a thermometer. For the cake: 150g unsalted butter, softened 300g Caster sugar 3 medium range eggs  at room…

Mary Berry’s Sultana and Orange Traybake

So so so yummy! This cake reminds me ever so slightly of a rock cake, but lovely and moist, almost too delicate. Ingredients 225g/8oz butter 225g/8oz caster sugar 275g/10oz self-raising flour 2tsp baking powder 4 eggs 2 tbsp milk 275g/10oz sultanas grated rinds of 2 oranges (I actually used 1 and it turned out lovely)…

Spiced Ginger and Honey Cake

Oh what a wonderfully Autumn cake. Its sweet, dark and moist – do have a go! Ingredients 100g butter 100g dark muscovado sugar 2 tbsp golden syrup 75g honey 100g black treacle Grated zest of 1 orange 150g self-raising flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground…

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s sticky quince and ginger cake

I looooove quince so I snapped up a good bunch at the Old Trafford Amateur Gardeners Society last week. This recipe means you also get some jelly from the poaching liquid – a tasty addition to toast. 150g butter, softened, plus a little more for greasing 2 large-ish quinces (about 600g) 160g caster or vanilla sugar 160g…

Rhubarb Bakewell Tart

This is an adaptation of a bakewell tart just as I had a jar of Honey Roasted Rhubarb to finish off and thought it would make a novel filling instead of jam. *To make the rhubarb filling, I used 1 jam jar of the honey roasted rhubarb and reduced it in a saucepan on a…

Beetroot Cake

We had plenty of beetroot in the Riverford Veg Box last week screaming to be turned into cake. Unfortunately I was low on chocolate (which is unusual as I buy so much but guess it gets eaten quickly!) so no chocolate beetroot cake on the agenda… or brownies. Thankfully I came across Skye Gyngell’s recipe in…