Crunchie Bar (Hokey Pokey) Layer Cake

Crunchie Bar (Hokey Pokey) Layer Cake

  This is a cake I made for my dads birthday.  I love making cakes that are a bit different than the usual flavours, and decorating them so you know exactly what you’re getting!  This chocolate cake is probably my favourite of all I have tried, and bonus: one bowl!           The Ultimate Chocolate Cake – from Annabel Langbein 3 cups self-raising flour (or 3 cups flour and 3 tsp baking powder) 2 cups sugar 1½ tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking…

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Caramel Mud Cake with Salted Caramel

Caramel Mud Cake with Salted Caramel

This cake is DELICIOUS!  You only need a small sliver thanks to the sticky caramel on top. The cake itself is dense and fudgy, but still melt in your mouth.  If you make just one thing on this blog, let it be this! If you want a tall cake, make two and sandwich them together, or double the recipe and bake it in three batches.  It’s better to bake it in smaller layers so you don’t dry it out too much on the outside before the inside is cooked.  I…

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Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

A quick, traditional cake that always goes down well!  This recipe can be doubled (or tripled) and baked in a round or square pan.               Madeira Cake 225g butter 3/4 cup sugar Grated zest and juice of one lemon 3 eggs 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder Lemon Glaze 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 2 Tbsp lemon juice Preheat oven to 180C and grease an 8″ loaf pan. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add lemon zest. Add…

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Pineapple Lumps Cake

Pineapple Lumps Cake

It looks like there are lots of steps to this cake, but I promise it’s not too bad!  Bake a cake, make some buttercream and some ganache!  Pineapple Lumps are a NZ favourite so this would go down well with however eats it! Pineapple Lumps Cake 200g Dark Chocolate, chopped 200g butter 1 Cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3 Tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm…

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