Pecan and Maple Bundt Cake- Nigella’s Kitchen.

Once again I’ve lost my way a bit with my blogging.  I have all these posts in draft on my laptop but that’s as far as they’ve gone during the last month. A lot has happened in the past month. I’ve been on a trip to visit my brother, sister in law and their gorgeousContinue reading “Pecan and Maple Bundt Cake- Nigella’s Kitchen.”

Pecan Pie Popcorn Naked Cake.

I love the trend for naked cakes (cakes with little or no icing on top). I have a sweet tooth but am finding a lot of buttercream and sugarpaste a bit too much when I eat it on a cake no matter how beautiful and delicious it looks.  This cake is the third and lastContinue reading “Pecan Pie Popcorn Naked Cake.”

Hilton Doubletree Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I was in one of those I want to bake moods.  This happens quite a lot as baking takes my mind off everyday worries and is pure escapism from my busy job.  When I have times like these I love to bake cookies. They are quick and simple to makeContinue reading “Hilton Doubletree Cookies”

Dust Off The Old Cookbooks- Coffee Cake. 

As my regular SmartCookieSam readers will know, I’m a member of the internationally renowned Clandestine Cake Club. Although there are plenty of events held all over the world and some very local to me in North Yorkshire, there are also virtual or VCake events for those who can’t get to an event.  Or you canContinue reading “Dust Off The Old Cookbooks- Coffee Cake. “

John Whaite Bakes At Home- Update on my June Cooking The Books Challenge.

Unfortunately things have gone a bit pear shaped in my monthly Cooking The Books Challenge.  It got to the end of the month yesterday and I realised I’d not baked two of the recipes I wanted to for the challenge.  I missed out on baking some Utterly Nutterly Shortbreads and some Wedding Party Rings!  OhContinue reading “John Whaite Bakes At Home- Update on my June Cooking The Books Challenge.”

The Ultimate Carrot Cake- Delia’s Cakes.

Carrot Cake is one of those cakes you see everywhere and there are many versions of it.  Over the years since I started baking I’ve made a fair few, some fantastic and some you’d want to chuck in the bin.  This version though, is horrifically calorific seeing as the icing contains mascarpone! Heavenly, but gorgeous!Continue reading “The Ultimate Carrot Cake- Delia’s Cakes.”

Blueberry and Pecan Muffin Cake from Delia’s Cakes.

This is the second recipe I baked from Delia’s Cakes as part of my monthly Cooking The Books Challenge.  I baked four recipes this weekend as I wanted to bake and donate some cakes to the cafe at my son’s old Primary school where they serve tea and cake during the village Spring Festival. IContinue reading “Blueberry and Pecan Muffin Cake from Delia’s Cakes.”

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cakes

A few weeks back I wanted to use up a tin of pumpkin puree which had been lurking in my baking cupboard. My family don’t like pumpkin pie so I looked through my recipe books and found a few recipes which would help me use this tin.  I had made a Coconut Pumpkin Bar cakeContinue reading “Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cakes”

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 thoseContinue reading “Crunchy Coffee Cake- The Great British Bake Off Everyday”