The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Peanut Butter, Popcorn and Chocolate Fudge Torte.

Monday December 11th 2017. Gosh, this seems like a long time ago now but the last two weeks before Christmas were so busy.  I didn’t have time to get updated with my blogging.  Anyway, here we are just after Christmas and I’m sat on the sofa typing this feeling like a beached whale.  I haven’tContinue reading ” The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Peanut Butter, Popcorn and Chocolate Fudge Torte.”

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.”

White Chocolate Percy Pig Cake.

This cake was an almalgamation of two recipes which I’ve used plenty of times before.  The cake part came from John Whaite’s first book John Whaite Bakes which contains a delicious recipe for a White Chocolate and Raspberry Cake.  The decoration idea came from the second Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook A Year Of Cake whichContinue reading “White Chocolate Percy Pig Cake.”

Piñata Cake

I’ve always wanted to bake a Pinata Cake.  I’d seen loads of them on the internet but never had chance to bake one until last year.  There is a really fab Pinata Cake recipe in the second Clandestine Cake Club book “A Year Of Cake”. In fact it’s the cake picture which adorns the frontContinue reading “Piñata Cake”

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. “

Clandestine Cake Club “A Year Of Cake” December Bakealong- Nordic Spice Cake.

I love being a member of the internationally renowned Clandestine Cake Club.  I’ve made lots of lovely friends through chatting over cake. I can honestly say that cake club has changed my life in lots of ways and I wouldn’t be without it.  I haven’t been able to get along to any events for aContinue reading “Clandestine Cake Club “A Year Of Cake” December Bakealong- Nordic Spice Cake.”

Maple Syrup Cake

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a blog post update. I shouldn’t have any excuses as it’s the summer holidays and I’ve got much more time than I usually have.  But summer holidays also means a chance to catch up on a long list of jobs I don’t get done and the bloggingContinue reading “Maple Syrup Cake”

Eton Mess Cake- The Clandestine Cake Club A Year Of Cake Bakealong June 2016.

I’m a member of the internationally renowned Clandestine Cake Club and regularly go along to local events in Yorkshire. I’ve been a member for over 3 years now and have made a lot of friends through the club. We take a cake each along to the event and try tiny pieces of each other’s cakes.Continue reading “Eton Mess Cake- The Clandestine Cake Club A Year Of Cake Bakealong June 2016.”

Chocolate and Peanut M&M Cake- The Clandestine Cake Club A Year of Cake May Bakealong

 It was my son’s 16th birthday last week.  I’m feeling very old.  It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since he was born and we brought him home from hospital.  Now he’s studying for his GCSE’s and he’s taller than me! As the boy wonder has grown older I think back to all the birthday cakesContinue reading “Chocolate and Peanut M&M Cake- The Clandestine Cake Club A Year of Cake May Bakealong”

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bundt Cake- from The Clandestine Cake Club’s A Year Of Cake March Bakealong.

As you know, I love any excuse to bake and even more of an excuse to get one of my prized Nordicware bundt pans out! Ever since the second Clandestine Cake Club book “A Year Of Cake” was published last September I’ve been keen to bake the mouthwatering Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake which myContinue reading “Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bundt Cake- from The Clandestine Cake Club’s A Year Of Cake March Bakealong.”