Coffee Date Cake with Espresso Icing

 A deliciously moist cake with espresso-soaked dates, scattered walnuts and a silky espresso glaze. For the coffee addition, I like to use freshly brewed espresso coffee from the coffee machine.  You can get away with using instant coffee in the cake itself, but you will certainly appreciate using freshly brewed coffee in the glaze.  This…

A Stunning Upside-down Citrus Cake

This lemon and orange Citrus upside down cake is The Winter Teacake you have been searching for. The gorgeous caramelized lemon and orange slices capture the sunlight and bounce off a gorgeous golden hue. What better way, than to serve up a little sunshine on a cool winters’ day don’t you think? I have used…

Red Wine Apple Cake

Apples these days are in-season most of the year and what better way than to make use of this fruit by incorporating into a lovely poached wine apple cake.  The thick slices of poached apple in red wine are cradled in a lovely light and tenderly flavoured spiced wine cake perfect as part of an…

Flourless Almond and Chocolate Cake | Torta Caprese

Gluten Free

Torta Caprese or Flourless Chocolate Cake with almonds is one of those cakes you have to try making. With only six ingredients it is perfect to whip up a cafe-style cake in a flash. Made with ground almonds, semi-bitter 70% dark chocolate and cocoa this gluten-free cake is fudgy moist and decadent.  Serve with a…

Ravani Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup | Egyptian Basbousa

Diary Free

Try to resist Ravani or Basbousa, a moist and light semolina syrup cake with a touch of rosewater to enhance the exotic middle-eastern in everyone. This cake is flour-free, coconut free and made with yoghurt and semolina flour.  It should be noted semolina syrup cakes are popular everywhere around the middle-east as well as Eastern…

Honey Puffs | Greek Donuts | λουκουμαδες

Vegetarian

Greek honey puffs (λουκουμαδες) served in a delicate rose-water scented honey syrup –  endowed with a golden, crispy shell, and an irresistible spongy, super-airy inner-casing.  You can choose to drizzle with the rosewater honey syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon and crushed walnuts or perhaps dust with icing sugar.   You could even dust with a…

Classic Coconut Jam cookies

A delightful, sweet biscuit treat. Classic Coconut Jam cookies are all about that shortbread and oozy jam centre. There is something nostalgic about these cookies. Perhaps they remind me of what childhood should be all about. If you grew up in Australia, these jam drops will certainly bring fond memories of your grandmother making this…

Aromatic Zucchini Bread | a superbly moist cake

Deliciously moist and scented this Spiced Zucchini bread is a highly-flavoured loaf with a beautiful blend of aromatic spices – perfectly balanced and perfectly blended. If you saw zucchini as the primary ingredient to this cake and immediately thought, “ how strange, zucchini in a cake… I’ll move on ” – brace yourself zucchini is…

Double Chocolate and Pistachio Brownies

This recipe has to be the quickest and easiest chocolate brownie recipe to make.  If your not confident in the kitchen but would love to make your own fudgy, gooey and delicious brownies this recipe has to be the one.  All you need to do is throw most of your ingredients into a saucepan, watch…

Moist Chocolate Swirl Marble Cake

Learn a foolproof method of achieving glorious deep dark chocolate swirls when making this deliciously soft and moist marble cake. Many recipes call for rich dark chocolate and white chocolate as ingredients to marble cake. Totally unnecessary as you will discover after making this cake. Here, the right quantity of pure cocoa is mixed into…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup

This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…