Victoria Sponge Layer Cake with DIY Topper

A simple and easy 3 layer strawberry and cream Victoria sponge cake that is light and fluffy. Topped with lashings of cream, this cake is topped with a cute and easy DIY topper that makes this cake special enough for any special occasion or party.

If you’re looking for a cake that is light and fluffy, easy to whip together but still looks pretty enough for a special occassion, then this is definitely a cake for you to check out. A classic Victoria sponge split over 3 layers, put together with lashings of whipped cream and strawberry jam. It’s the perfect cake to put together when you want something tasty with minimal fuss that is sure to go down well with a crowd. 

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Cardamom and Pistachio Rolls

Cardamom and Pistachio rolls, the close sister of the ever popular cinnamon rolls. These fragrant Swedish inspired buns are flavoured with cardamom as well as a hint of orange zest for some bright notes. Pistachio and cardamom are a perfect match together and the combination is enough to transport you to an exotic destination! There is pretty much no refined sugar used in the dough but it is topped with syrup like sugar glaze which sinks into the buns. A perfect breakfast or brunch option to go with your coffee or tea especially during the holiday season.

Feeling the bite of the cold on these December mornings? Why not try these cardamom and pistachio buns to make you feel all warm and  cozy. The sister of the ever popular cinnamon rolls, these sticky and fluffy buns are instead spiced with aromatic cardamom, a favourite spice in Indian cooking and Nordic baking as well. Pistachio is a winning combination with cardamom, and the slight crunch adds a great contrast to the soft and fluffy texture of the buns. There’s also a hint of citrus from orange zest to add some brightness and zing.  

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Spiced Pumpkin Pie Samosas

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If you are someone who just can’t get enough of pumpkin flavoured desserts I have just the thing for you today: pumpkin pie samosas. Yes, the American classic meets the Indian classic.  A cinnamon and cardamom spiced sweet pumpkin filling in crispy and flaky pastry. The filling is ridiculously easy to prepare and instead of the usual fiddly spring roll pastry, I have a simple homemade pastry that saves time. 

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Spiced Almond Noon Chai

Spiced Almond Noon Chai

Is the weather getting a little bit chilly in your neck of the woods? Are you looking for a hot beverage that is punctuated with autumnal spices to warm  you down to your toes? And do  you want it to be dairy free and sugar free? Well you are in for a treat because I have got just the beverage for you! Spiced almond Noon Chai, a salty and sweet tea flavoured with cinnamon and cardamom. It’s dairy free as it uses almond milk but you get all the same creaminess in this hug in a mug. 

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