Cakes and Cupcakes

Cakes and cupcakes. Recipes for you to try, because homemade is always best!

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Lemon yogurt cake with blueberries and pine-nuts

I have added natural yogurt, blueberries and pine-nuts to this lemon rich cake, so it’s not without health giving properties. It’s perhaps a healthier lemon drizzle.

Strawberry and Pistachio cupcakes

I’d like to think these delightful strawberry and pistachio cupcakes are a bit like the French bob. Super fashionable from time to time but still classy enough for any occasion.

Lemon and Sugar Pancake Cupcakes

My lemon and sugar pancake cupcakes are perfect to mark pancake day in a new exciting way. These zingy light lemon drizzle cupcakes with a lemon-curd buttercream are topped with sugar coated pancake fans.

Spelt Honey and Banana cake with Honey icing and Buzzy Bees

If you only want one banana cake recipe, this is your one! Especially if you get buzzed about honey. Spelt honey and banana cake with honey icing and buzzy bees!

Bonfire Night Cupcakes

Bonfire night is an excuse for party foods that will sparkle alongside Catherine Wheels and rockets. These Bonfire Night cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on gives you your own firework.

Pimp your Victorian Sponge (33 ways)

I came up with 3 sponge cake flavour twists and 3 alternative ways to decorate a Victorian sponge and then I’ll follow with 30 ‘best of the rest’...

Half-naked Coconut and Raspberry cake

The perfect cake for Valentine’s this sexy little half-naked coconut and raspberry cake, which is prettily dressed in raspberries and rose petals.

Spiced apple and pear cake with bourbon

Bramley apples, pear and sultanas soaked in Bourbon nestle alongside toasted pecans. The cake is sweetly spiced and moist with an irresistible crunchy top coated with Bourbon icing and more crunchy toasted pecans.