Category: Cake

Strawberry Milkshake Whoopie Pies

One of the fun things about baking in other people’s kitchens is the random ingredients you come across, the stuff you wouldn’t normally buy or have never come across before. The house we are currently looking after is a family home, school children, therefore child...

Chocolate Courgette Cake

I love baking with veggies, there is something very satisfying about putting something ridiculously healthy into a decadent treat. I mean, there is no way this cake is ‘healthy’ but surely it is better for you than regular chocolate cake. Some of those vitamins, minerals...

Unashamedly Kitsch Polka Dot Swiss Roll

A swiss roll to match my dotty pinny! This bake was born out of the need to use up the two cartons of fresh strawberries I had bought a couple of days before for 49p each. For cheap, reduced strawberries, these were surprisingly good when I...

Seashell Cake

I made this cake over the weekend for my lovely god-daughters birthday, her party food had a seaside theme. This cake is unashamedly inspired by a post on the gorgeous Amy Atlas Blog, the cakes looked so pretty I had to have a go. I...

Lemon Loaf Cake

Juan the Van is parked up next to a little stream on a campsite in the Cairngorms. We are staying at Rothiemurchus Camp and Caravan park on the Rothiemurchus estate among some trees which are twittering with little birds. This morning many of the birds;...

So 70’s Pineapple Upside-down Cake

After a busy day helping a local conservation group put up bat boxes in Nethy Bridge, in the Cairngorms we had a quick stirfry tea in the van. Apparently soy sauce makes you need a pudding! Must be the salt. So I’ve just rustled up...

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