Coconut Vanilla Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Coconut. Vanilla. Marshmallow. Put these together and it makes for one truly fail safe combination. This cake combines the decadence of the creamy and glossy marshmallow frosting with the fluffy light vanilla cake layers which enhances natural sweetness of the coconut flavours making it the hero of the cake. Whilst this cake may look super epic and daunting to make, it is actually an incredibly simple and FUN layer cake to make and is easily adaptable to all kinds of toppings and frosting creations.

To date, this is the only cake that I have baked which does not have any chocolate in it. Say WHAT?! Don’t worry, there is plenty more chocolate in my pantry for another chocolate recipe later this month. I promise. 🙂 Continue Reading

Anzac Biscuit

Sometimes when I am craving biscuits to go with my tea and I want a quick and easy fix, I turn to the good ol’ Anzac Biscuit. It truly is the Unsung Hero of easy baked treats. It’s pretty golden colour and beautiful toasted coconut and butter aroma when you are baking them really makes it a crowd pleaser.   

Easy baked sweet treats are easily my favourite. Easy to make, quick to bake and even quicker to eat! I often have all the essential ingredients right there in the pantry, so when I am craving something sweet, I can get my hands dirty, get creative and bake a sweet treat. Granted it will be a slower reward than going the shop, picking a block of chocolate (Whittakers Hazelnut please!) and then gobbling it down, but if you love to bake, you would be using that chocolate for other purposes. Continue Reading

Triple Chocolate Strawberry Surprise

 Instagram loved the photo of this cake. The smooth and decadent buttercream combined with the floral display of strawberries and chocolate buttons promises your taste buds that this cake will take as good as it looks. However, ….Appearances can be deceiving.  Whilst the photo above displays a mouth-watering decadent chocolate cake that promises to send you into a sugar coma, this cake actually evolved from a pretty big baking disaster.

Everyone has a baking disaster story to tell. Some are easy to shake off and recover from whilst others might deter you from a particular style of baking, a type of dessert or worse, working with a particular combination of ingredients. (tempered chocolate comes to mind!)

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Celebration Pancakes

You are probably wondering what is so special about these pancakes. Looks pretty, has some cream, berries and cinnamon sugar on them. Nothing too out of the ordinary. As I made these ‘celebration’ pancakes for breakfast this morning, I found smiling from ear to ear as H and I had a lot to celebrate.

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