Rafaello Cake

Rafaello cake, a light and delicate cake flavoured with white chocolate, coconut and lashings of cream. Topped off with crunchy Rafaello chocolates, it is the perfect homage to this classic chocolate treat.

Delicate as a snowflake, this Rafaello cake is sure to enthral your family and friends (and you the cook too, of course).  This light 3 tiered sponge cake is sandwiched together with lashings of thick double cream, white chocolate Rafaellos. It’s topped off with shredded coconut and a few more Rafaellos to ensure its the show stealer of any foody gathering.  Read More

Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes

Small batch strawberry flavor cupcakes with an easy fresh cream frosting. Perfect for when you need to satisfy a sweet craving but don't have the time, or energy to make a big batch (or when you don't want all the calories either!). Perfect dessert for one or two. The dainty pink frosting would make this a great tea time snack as well.

These small batch strawberry cupcakes are an ideal choice for when you need to satisfy that sweet craving but don’t need a dozen cupcakes (too much calorific temptation, am I right or what?). Or like me, it might also give you a safe opprtunity to test out new cake flavours without commiting to a big batch. Whatever the case, these cupcakes are super soft and airy with a delicate strawberry flavour and are topped with an easy fresh cream frosting. Read More

Basboosa Cake

This semolina and almond cake, known as basbousa/basboosa/hareesa is a popular Middle Eastern cake. This light and airy sponge is soaked with a sugar syrup with lemon and rosewater to ensure it is deliciously moist. This cake is so easy to bake and can be whipped up in one bowl! Serve with tea or coffee. Great for Eid.

A Middle Eastern Almond and Semolina cake that is light and airy, and soaked in a sugar syrup with rosewater and lemon to ensure it stays deliciously moist. It pairs well with a good cup of tea or coffee and is often served at special occasions such as Eid. This is a super easy (almost foolproof) cake that can be whipped up in just one bowl. Less washing up? That’s always a yes!  In fact the trickiest thing about the cake is figuring out what to call it in English. Basboosa or Basbousa? Hareesa or Haresah? Read More

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.  Read More

Citrus and Cardamom Pound Cake with Candied Blood Orange

For the last few weeks, I have been seeing recipes using blood oranges pretty much everywhere on social media. I had only tasted this exotic looking fruit once before, but I was enraptured by all the pictures I saw of these jewel like oranges and vowed to make something myself using them. And that’s where the mission began. You may assume, dear readers, that living in London, the metropolitan capital of culture in UK, it wouldn’t be too difficult to get your hands on what is simply a red coloured citrus fruit. I’ve written previously on here about how you can find the most obscure Bengali fish and vegetables in big supermarkets here these days, but finding blood oranges was like looking for a rare and endangered species. Read More