Archive of ‘Baking’ category

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

Vegan chocolate fudge cake – an easy to make, moist, fudgy vegan chocolate cake topped with coconut milk ganache. No one will be able to guess that it’s vegan!

Vegan chocolate fudge cake - an easy to make, moist, fudgy vegan chocolate cake topped with coconut milk ganache. No one will be able to guess that it's vegan!

Vegan chocolate fudge cake - an easy to make, moist, fudgy vegan chocolate cake topped with coconut milk ganache. No one will be able to guess that it's vegan! #vegan #baking #chocolatecake

This cake is a vegan version of my favourite chocolate cake – a rich, moist chocolate cake slathered with dark chocolate ganache. I’ve been sitting on the recipe for a while now but I figured that seeing as it is Veganuary I really should get round to sharing it. (more…)

Mincemeat, Marzipan And Apple Bread Wreath

Mincemeat, marzipan and apple bread wreath – an impressive festive centrepiece full of Christmassy flavours.

mincemeat, marzipan and apple bread wreath - an impressive braided bread centrepiece full of Christmas flavour!

One last post before Christmas! This mincemeat, marzipan and apple bread wreath is an impressive centrepiece that would be perfect for a festive breakfast. I somehow ended up with about five jars of mincemeat leftover from making various things and there are only so many mince pies that one can eat (though that number is rather high); so I decided to make this bread wreath instead. (more…)

Lighter Mince Pies (Vegan)

Lighter mince pies – you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too! Post sponsored by Splenda.

Lighter mince pies - you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too!

Lighter mince pies - you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too!

Mince pies are one of my absolute favourite festive foods; I dread to think how many of them I get through over the festive period! (I actually had my first mince pie of the year in July, at a Christmas in July event!). For me it wouldn’t be Christmas without them, but they are quite high in sugar and fat, and therefore calories; so I’ve come up with this lighter version that cuts down on the sugar and fat whilst still being delicious! (more…)

Chocolate Gingerbread Biscuits (With Vegan Option)

Chocolate gingerbread biscuits – a chocolatey twist on classic gingerbread biscuits; they make great cut-outs for Christmas!

Chocolate gingerbread biscuits - a chocolatey twist on classic gingerbread biscuits; they make great cut-outs for Christmas!

 

I can’t believe that we are only a week away from Christmas; I still have so much work left to do and so many things that I want to bake and not enough time to do it all in! I made these chocolate gingerbread biscuits a while ago but haven’t had time to share them; seeing as we are so close to Christmas though I thought that I had better get them posted quick! (more…)

Lighter Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake With Berry Coulis

Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis – have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower calorie cheesecake recipe. Post sponsored by Splenda.

Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis - have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower-calorie cheesecake.

Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis - have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower-calorie cheesecake.

Christmas is a difficult time of year for healthy eating, there is just so much temptation about and it can be impossible to resist. However, with a little bit of effort and a couple of easy swaps it is possible to drastically reduce your sugar intake, and therefore your overall calorie consumption; whilst still being able to enjoy some sweet treats. (more…)

Vegan Wholemeal Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls – incredibly good sticky cinnamon buns flavoured with maple syrup that just so happen to be vegan too!

Vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls - incredibly good cinnamon buns flavoured with maple syrup that just so happen to be vegan too!

vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls - incredibly good cinnamon buns flavoured with maple syrup that just so happen to be vegan too! #vegan #baking #cinnamonrolls

These soft, gooey, sticky vegan wholemeal maple cinnamon rolls are some of the best cinnamon buns that I have ever made, ever. Damian was completely stunned that they were vegan and said that they were utterly indistinguishable from non-vegan ones, and that they were some of the best, most amazing cinnamon buns he had ever had. Which just goes to show that vegan food can be just as indulgent and delicious! (more…)

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

Double chocolate bundt cake – a moist, sinfully delicious, intensely chocolatey cake with silky smooth, rich chocolate ganache.

Double chocolate bundt cake - a sinfully delicious, intensely chocolatey cake with silky smooth, rich chocolate ganache.

Double chocolate bundt cake - a sinfully delicious, intensely chocolatey cake with silky smooth, rich chocolate ganache.

I think that bundt cakes have to be my favourite kind of cake. They are easy to make (apart from the slightly nerve-wracking moment when it comes to turning them out of the tin!), feed a crowd, look good without the need for any fancy decorating, and most importantly, they taste amazing! (more…)

Orange Cinnamon Butter Biscuits

Orange cinnamon butter biscuits – crisp, buttery, melt-in-the-mouth festive cookies that make great cut-outs for Christmas.

 Orange cinnamon butter biscuits - crisp, buttery, melt-in-the-mouth festive cookies that make great cut-outs for Christmas.

Orange cinnamon butter biscuits - crisp, buttery festive cookies that make great cut-outs for decorating and Christmas. #Christmas #baking #cookies

I’ve been having a lot of fun making and decorating Christmas biscuits this week. The decorating part is quite time consuming if you are trying to do it really neatly and you have a lot of biscuits to get through, but I find it quite relaxing and it is a nice way to while away a cold, wet afternoon. (more…)

Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake With Orange Mascarpone Cream

Mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream – a perfectly showstopping festive layer cake that tastes like Christmas.

Mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream - a festive showstopper that tastes like Christmas!

Mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream - a festive showstopper that tastes like Christmas!

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? It still feels too early to me but we food bloggers have to start planning things way in advance so my kitchen has been a full-on festive bombsite for the past couple of weeks. I couldn’t wait long to post this mulled wine chocolate cake with orange mascarpone cream; it is too delicious not to share! (more…)

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies – easy chewy peanut butter blondies filled with tasty pieces of peanut butter flavour Oreos; utterly heavenly! Post sponsored by Oreo.

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies – easy chewy peanut butter blondies filled with tasty pieces of peanut butter flavour Oreos; utterly heavenly!

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies – easy chewy peanut butter blondies filled with tasty pieces of peanut butter flavour Oreos; utterly heavenly! #peanutbutter #Oreo #blondies #baking

I am a huge fan of Oreos (I mean, who isn’t really?!), so when I found out that they had brought out a new range of Oreo flavours I just had to try them all! They did not disappoint and I can confirm that all of the new flavours are totally yummy. (more…)

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