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Black Cocoa Cake

Seeing as Halloween is upon us, let’s go dark… but with chocolate! Let’s face it, what colour is most synonymous with all things spooky & Halloween? Black of course! That’s why this year I wanted to make an entirely black, spooky themed cake but without heavily relying on food colouring. I’ve been enjoying baking a …

Chocolate & Chilli Tart

What to do when you have an abundance of chillies (besides chilli jam that is)? Like with other ingredients, obviously, you start putting them into anything & everything, plus I do love an experiment, so nothing sweet or savoury is off limits in my kitchen. Besides, you’d be quite surprised at just how many foods …

Black Forest Cake

With the summer cherry season coming to a close how could I not go out with a bang? I’m going retro & brining back a dessert that should never have fallen out of fashion, black forest cake. It’s as good now as it was in the 70’s & 80’s, even better I’d argue as let’s …

Chocolate Brownies

If you’re after an indulgent chocolate hit, as far as baked goods go, there’s nothing chocolatier than a batch of chocolate brownies (unless you eat pure chocolate from the store cupboard anyway). An American invention & widely popular almost everywhere these days, it’s unclear where the origins of these chocolatey squares lay. There are many …

Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake

Let me introduce you to my new favourite cake, she’s rich, moist, decadent & not too sweet, my chocolate & hazelnut cake. This one’s a proper teatime cake, super chocolatey & loaded with hazelnuts, the next best thing would probably just be eating Nutella straight with a spoon. It may look extravagant but don’t be …

Chocolate Easter ‘Fried’ Eggs

Have you ever tried making your own Easter eggs? Tempering the chocolate to the correct temperature & consistency, meticulously lining & cooling the chocolate in their moulds, very (& I mean very) carefully un-moulidng & finally praying & hoping as you stick both sides of the egg together. I used to make them for family …

White Chocolate Easter Cake

Happy Easter!! It’s that time of year again when we over indulge, begin to lose layers of clothing, celebrate long weekends with copious amounts of alcohol & all become chocoholics. Isn’t it great?! I am one who is guilty of all of the above. I begin to reluctantly lose layers of clothing as I fool …

Chocolate & Guinness Cake

Happy St Patrick’s Day!! Whilst I may not be Irish as a fellow Celt, I am here for any celebration that involves food, drink & merriment! Matt is half Irish so that’s my excuse! We we’re hoping to get away to visit Dublin & some of Matt’s family last year but, you know, Covid wasn’t …

Fudgy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Sometimes you just need chocolate, smooth, rich, decadent chocolate. A little moment, some ‘me time’, a little indulgence. Like most, I’m sure, there have been more of those times than ever over the last year in lockdown. Whenever times are hard, stressful, worrying or just downright shite, we reach to the things that bring us …

Chai Millionaires Shortbread

It’s cold, it’s dark & I find myself craving everything spiced, hot & stodgy… it can only be Winter. For me, baking at this time of year involves ransacking the store cupboard, lots of dried fruit, syrup & spices in almost everything (if only living off of gingerbread alone were a sustainable diet).  With half …