Orange Lightning Cake

Orange Lightning Cake

Out of all the cakes flavours I’ve ever made, this Orange Lightning cake is in my top 3. It’s the cake I love to have around for afternoon tea or supper and once it’s gone I immediately want to make another! Firstly, its really easy. Everything goes in the blender so prep time is minimal and there’s not much to clean. Also, it’s so soft on account of the whole orange/s. In this (bad!) photo, I made it in a bundt pan, but I usually bake in a 20cm round…

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Snickers Cookies with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Snickers Cookies with Salted Caramel Drizzle

We have a great fondness for snickers in this house.  We make snickers doughnuts, snickers cupcakes, snickers cake, and now snickers cookies! I figured it was time to level up from plain chocolate chip cookies, and snickers are the perfect combination of chocolate, sweet, salty and nutty. On the other hand, I don’t have a great fondness for cookies made with eggs and baking soda.  I much prefer buttery, soft, more shortbread type cookies than the other kind, so I thought I’d come up with a cookie recipe I love…

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The Best Ever Chocolate Cake for Cake Decorating

The Best Ever Chocolate Cake for Cake Decorating

I’ve been teasing you with this recipe for a while on <Facebook>, and it’s finally here. This is my own recipe I came up with after never finding a chocolate cake I really loved, either eating or working with.  I’ve always disliked using baking soda in recipes, and while I like the moistness of chocolate cakes made with oil, I prefer the flavour of them with butter.  After years I still hadn’t found “The One”, until now. Let me tell you a bit about this: It makes a good sized…

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Whipped Salted Caramel Filling

Whipped Salted Caramel Filling

I made this whipped salted caramel filling last week to fill some doughnuts and thought it would be a great one to share for filling and icing cakes.  I’ve doubled the recipe which should give you enough for filling/ decorating an 8″ cake.  You could also keep aside some of the caramel before whipping to drizzle between layers for an extra caramel hit (you can’t melt it after it’s whipped).   Whipped salted caramel filling 1 1/2 cup  sugar 1/2 cup water 1 cup cream 320g butter, cubed Salt to…

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Caramel Oat Slice

Caramel Oat Slice

I hope you don’t mind me reposting previous recipes, but I needed something quick for afternoon tea today, and when I looked at the recipe I posted for this last year I was sad about the photo. A bad photo puts people off trying a recipe, and I really want you to try it.  This is delicious and squishy while warm, and equally as addictive once cool.  The edges of the caramel go chewy and dark and may well be the best part. I got lots of comments about this…

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Three Layer Neapolitan Cake

Three Layer Neapolitan Cake

I’ve made one of these a couple of years ago and didn’t blog about it, but this time I wanted to make an ‘easy’ version. This one involves one cake mix which is then flavoured, so you’re not baking three different cake batters for one cake.  It also uses strawberry flavouring that you’ll either have at home, or will only cost you a couple of dollars for a pack. There are a lot of instructions I’m afraid.  The recipe isn’t really compilcated, but when you’re doing three different cake flavours,…

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Individual Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes

Individual Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes

  These cheesecakes are so simple: no bake, not too many ingredients, set in cupcake cases for single serves and can also be frozen.  You can also make it in a 20cm round springform pan if you want just one large one.             Ingredients: 1 box Oreo cookies (the box of three packets) 70g melted butter 250g (one pack) cream cheese 250g white chocolate 2tsp vanilla extract 2Tbsp icing sugar 3/4 cup cream Raspberries For the bases, crush Oreos into crumbs in a food processor….

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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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