My Favourite Treats Chocolate Birthday Cake

Now for the last challenge in my Cooking The Books challenge using Jo Wheatley’s  A Passion For Baking.  I had already signed up to take part in a Virtual Cake Event with The Clandestine Cake Club which was taking place this weekend.  This is designed for members who can’t always get along to a cake…

Mojito Cake

My husband doesn’t really care much for birthdays.  To him they’re just another day on the calendar.  Until he met me, that is! He says he doesn’t like a fuss and big celebrations but I think you should mark the day in some way or another. A few weeks ago we were talking about birthdays…

Chocolate Mocha Hedgehog Birthday Cake.

Who had a chocolate hedgehog birthday cake as a child?  I can’t remember having one myself but I do remember my mum making me a Mr Greedy cake when I was about 6 or 7!  It was iced with pink buttercream and I loved it as I was a huge fan of the Mr Men….

Apple Pie Cake From The Boy Who Bakes

Not another apple related blog post?! Well it certainly feels like it at the moment but then again I have been inundated with apples.  The other day my next door neighbour came round with some apples.  He gave us two huge carrier bags full of apples from his tree in his garden. One bag of…

Chocolate Amaretto Cake from The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook

Last Monday was the Harrogate Clandestine Cake Club event which was held at The Mitre Inn in Knaresborough.  I had chosen the theme of Boozy Cakes as we were going to be in a pub in the middle of Knaresborough next to the station.  This, funnily enough didn’t bode well with my Sober For October…

Crunchy Coffee Cake- The Great British Bake Off Everyday

Last weekend after the disaster with my Orange and Olive Oil Loaf cake, I decided to try out another Great British Bake Off recipe.  I thought anything would be better than the slimy, claggy mass that came out of that loaf tin.  It would be a perfect cake to bung in the freezer for those…

Blue For A Boy Blueberry Bundt Cake

Last Tuesday I was meant to be going along to York Central Clandestine Cake Club’s event.  Family circumstances with my hubby working away up in Scotland and my daughter’s horse needing looking after, I had to cancel going along to the event.  Unfortunately I only found out that my hubby had to go away a…

Chocolate Orange Stripey “Zebra” Cake

Last Saturday I was taking part in the Clandestine Cake Club’s VCake Event Cake-a-Licious which is a virtual cake event. It was designed for those who haven’t got a local group near them or who can’t always make local events who can still join in the cakey fun online!  Of course you don’t get to actually…