Sugar-free Strawberries & Cream Crepe Cake

Strawberries & cream is a quintessential British, summertime dessert and it doesn’t really need anything adding to it. However, sometimes it’s nice to serve something that looks like you put in a bit more effort. This crepe cake certainly does that, while maintaining the simple freshness of flavor. It would work with other fruits too, why not […]

Chocolate Mint Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache

Despite my best efforts ideas for desserts and sweet treats seem to come to me much more easily than ideas for sensible, healthy meals. I was recently inspired by Alter Eco’s ‘Dark Mint’ chocolate bar to create these minty-chocolate-delicious cupcakes. Sort of like mint choc chip icecream but in cake form and way more chocolatey. […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake

This gluten-free cake was inspired by Ferrero Rocher. For a few weeks I just couldn’t stop envisioning chocolate and hazelnuts mixed together in crunchy, creamy perfection, so in the end I gave in and made the cake. Funny thing is, the finished cake, though completely delicious, doesn’t remind you of Ferrero Rocher in any way. […]

Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

I said I had grapefruit on the brain lately and this drizzle cake was another product of that obsession. I love lemon drizzle cake so I decided to try a grapefruit version. I also candied a few slices of blood orange to use for decoration, using the same recipe as I used at Christmas time. […]

The Perfect Spring Cake

I made this cake for Easter Sunday but it would be perfect for any spring or summer occasion, especially if you’re eating outside. The cake itself is just a standard victoria sponge sandwiched with raspberry jam and whipped cream. I chose it because it’s really simple and light. There’s no rich frosting or layers of buttercream and the […]

Sugar Free, Gluten Free Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe feels like one step forward in my quest to discover a quick and healthy breakfast food. It’s made with almond flour instead of wheat, so it’s relatively low in carbs and high in the good fats from nuts (both almonds and walnuts). The sugar comes only from whole bananas and all […]

Decorating the Christmas Cake

After a couple of months slowly soaking up brandy I decided it was about time to get the cake iced, decorated and ready to serve. Here in the US even this part is surprisingly difficult because it’s difficult to find marzipan in large enough packets and fondant icing ready to roll. This year I was […]