Category: Cake

Cherry Polenta Cake

Cherry Polenta Cake

Cherry Polenta Cake This lovely cake is one hell of a moreish slice: deliciously lemony and studded with glacé cherries. Polenta makes a substantial cake, ready to absorb lots of juicy lemon syrup. When it’s baked with ground almonds it’s gluten-free too: hurrah! I’ve been...

Traditional Dundee Cake

Authentic Dundee Cake

Authentic Dundee Cake Dundee Cake is instantly recognisable, it’s those concentric rings of whole almonds radiating out like ripples on a loch. You see those almonds and you know what you are going to get: a light/medium fruitcake of Scottish origin. Have you ever considered its name though? What...

Autumn Apple Cake-8406

Autumn Apple Cake

Autumn Apple Cake This lovely lightly spiced cake was made with abundant windfall apples in my good friends garden, from a tree that I’ve baked many a yummy apple cake and dessert over the years. It’s based on a Scandinavian recipe, heady with cardamom and...

I made a wedding cake-3

I made a wedding cake

This was my first, and probably last, foray into the world of wedding cakes. It was a sharp learning curve to say the least, it threw up a few challenges and was a lot more time-consuming and stressful than I ever imagined! I had to speed...


Hufsie Cake, a Fruity Shetland Bake

Hufsie cake. After devouring a Hufsie cake in my first week in Shetland it immediately won my ‘this is what I’m going to bake and blog from Shetland’, especially after munching though buttered slices of it at the Sunday Teas too. Hufsie cake is a light...

Britannia Rock Cakes

Britannia Rock Cakes

Britannia Rock Cakes Rock cakes, they totally rock! I just had to give these white chocolate, blueberry and raspberry rock cakes a name that was rock n roll enough for them, something as British as the colours of our awesome flag that they’re based on: so...

Runeberg Cakes

Runeberg Cakes (Runebergin Torttu)

Runeberg Cakes (Runebergin Torttu) These cute little cakes are absolutely delicious: sweet, moist and lightly spiced with a heart of jam that’s both inside and on top. Runeberg Cakes, or to give you their Finnish name ‘Runebergin Tortut’, are traditionally baked to celebrate the birthday...

mango and coconut upside down cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake Mango, a fragrant fruit that sends my thoughts away with wanderlust the minute I eat it. The heavenly golden flesh is the stuff of travel dreams: of crazy Asian markets, Thai beaches, heady Buddhist temples and cycle rides between flooded...

Pistachio Loaf Cake with Salted Pistachio Praline

Pistachio Loaf Cake with Salted Pistachio Praline

This would make a superb and easy festive cake, would you just look at the way that topping looks like jewel encrusted gold. I created a completely delicious salted pistachio brittle/praline to decorate my pistachio loaf and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results....

Raisin Bread Cake {rosenkuchen}

Raisin Bread Cake {Rosenkuchen}

In my attempts to clear through my baking ingredients, before the van goes into storage, I’ve revisited a favourite swiss recipe, rosenkuchen, this week. I discovered this yeasted cake while visiting Lauterbrunnen last winter. In the original recipe the sweet, heavenly soft bread was filled...

Chocolate Meringue Cake with Blueberry Compote | Vagabond Baking

Chocolate Meringue Cake with Blueberry Compote

Do you remember the Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake post from a few weeks ago? Well brace yourself, there’s now a chocolate version! Take some brownie-esque batter and top it with a cocoa meringue, bake it in two sandwich pans then fill it with some...

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