Category Archives: Sponge Cake

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is up there with my favourites. It’s bursting with tropical fruitiness, rich and buttery pecans, and sweet, smooth and cool frosting. I couldn’t help but go back for a second slice. Ingredients: For the cake: 200ml groundnut oil

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is up there with my favourites. It’s bursting with tropical fruitiness, rich and buttery pecans, and sweet, smooth and cool frosting. I couldn’t help but go back for a second slice. Ingredients: For the cake: 200ml groundnut oil

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Ginger and Ale Sponge Squares

Ingredients: 150ml pale ale 175g molasses sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g self-raising flour 4 heaped tsp ground ginger 3 large eggs 100g golden caster sugar 125ml groundnut oil 3 balls stem ginger, finely sliced + 3 tbsp ginger

Ginger and Ale Sponge Squares

Ingredients: 150ml pale ale 175g molasses sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g self-raising flour 4 heaped tsp ground ginger 3 large eggs 100g golden caster sugar 125ml groundnut oil 3 balls stem ginger, finely sliced + 3 tbsp ginger

Recipe: The Ultimate Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

I don’t usually jump at the idea of chocolate cake, but not even I could resist a slice of this. Chocolate sponge, chocolate chips, chocolate buttercream – this is my chocolate ecstasy. You may want to have a tall glass

Recipe: The Ultimate Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

I don’t usually jump at the idea of chocolate cake, but not even I could resist a slice of this. Chocolate sponge, chocolate chips, chocolate buttercream – this is my chocolate ecstasy. You may want to have a tall glass

Kicking off Spring with Butterfly Cakes

Butterfly cakes were the first cakes I made as a child. What little girl doesn’t love anything pink and sparkly? Even better when that thing is edible. Maybe these little treats will even entice some real butterflies into the garden.

Kicking off Spring with Butterfly Cakes

Butterfly cakes were the first cakes I made as a child. What little girl doesn’t love anything pink and sparkly? Even better when that thing is edible. Maybe these little treats will even entice some real butterflies into the garden.

Recipe: Eggnog Cupcakes with Custard Centre

Jazz up a simple vanilla cupcake with some eggnog inspiration. The creamy custard centre in a nice surprise! Please don’t sneer at my use of custard powder rather than making my own – Bird’s has been serving our great nation

Recipe: Eggnog Cupcakes with Custard Centre

Jazz up a simple vanilla cupcake with some eggnog inspiration. The creamy custard centre in a nice surprise! Please don’t sneer at my use of custard powder rather than making my own – Bird’s has been serving our great nation

Recipe: Chestnut Sponge Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 125g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 1tsp vanilla essence 125g chestnut flour 2tsp baking powder butter, for greasing Method: (Preheat oven to 180*c and butter and line the base of a 7″ square cake tin) – separate

Recipe: Chestnut Sponge Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 125g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 1tsp vanilla essence 125g chestnut flour 2tsp baking powder butter, for greasing Method: (Preheat oven to 180*c and butter and line the base of a 7″ square cake tin) – separate