Category: Cake

Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake | Vagabond Baking-14

Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake

    It’s strawberry season! That only means one thing, summer! Glastonbury weekend {pah, not for me this year *wallows in self-pity*}, Wimbledon is dominating the tv channels {am I the only person who finds tennis a terrific bore?} and the supermarkets are stacked to...

French Chocolate Cake | Vagabond Baking

French Chocolate Cake

Here’s a perfect cake to slot into your repertoire, or print it out, fold it and slip it between the pages of one of your favourite recipe books, or is that just something I do? Why, you may ask? Well, apart from the fact that...

Maypole Dancing | Vagabond Baking

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake {Maypole Cake!}

A cake dressed up for my favourite day of the year, May 1st. Underneath the ribbons is a raspberry sponge, filled with raspberry jam and covered in white chocolate buttercream. The cake is decorated with a ‘Maypole’, complete with colourful ribbons, representing the traditional village...

boston cream pie swiss roll | Vagabond Baking

Boston Cream Pie Swiss Roll

I just had to revisit my boston cream pie cupcakes at some point. When there is custard involved things are never too far from my mind. I had a thought, maybe it was a custardy dream, that I could convert it to a swiss roll,...

Lemon and Poppy Seed Squares | Vagabond Baking

Lemon and Poppy Seed Squares

It’s been a little while since I did a baking post, my apologies! I have done a lot of baking but all the recipes are already on here so I had nothing to blog. I’ve made more macarons and a couple of batches of red...

Sticky Toffee Banana Loaf | Vagabond Baking

Sticky Toffee Banana Loaf

This week’s baking seems to all be brought on by the need to use up fruit! This time it was bananas, they were going cheap at the supermarket and we’d bought a bundle. I also had an open packet of broken walnuts to use up....

frost it and decorate it!

Treasure-Filled Birthday Cake

Imagine the surprise on the children’s faces as you cut into this cake! Chocolate sponge, covered with white chocolate cream cheese frosting with a hidden centre of candy treasure. It’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face! This particular cake wasn’t made for a...

Rose Scented Cupcakes

Scented Rose Cupcakes

These delightful cupcakes were completely inspired by my travels through the middle east a couple of years ago. Eating turkish delight in Istanbul while musing over the domes and minarets, glinting in the late winter sun it a delicious memory. It is one incredible city...

Banoffee pie cupcakes

Banoffee Pie Cupcakes

Here is a delicious bake for the new year! Everyone’s favourite, Banoffee Pie, as a cupcake. Take some toffee banana sponge, cover it with toffee creme patissiere, a slice of fresh banana, sprinkle over some cookie crumbs then top it off with a crown of...

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

A final post of 2012, and wishing you all a very happy new year! I’m ending this first year of blogging with three of my favourite things in cupcake form, the three c’s: cake, custard and chocolate. Normally a cake, Boston Cream Pie is two...

Apple Upside-down Pudding Cake

Apple Upside-down Pudding Cake

Check this baby out for a wonderful autumnal pud! This is one of my favourite desserts, light sponge topped with soft apple in a buttery cinnamon syrup, served warm with lashings of cream or custard. It’s easy to make too. There are three young apple...

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