Orange & Chocolate Chip Madeleines

Madeleines recipe

I bought myself a madeleine baking tray over the weekend, and so I thought I would bake some of these delicious citrus french treats today. One thing I will say, is that I am somewhat disappointed by the tray. As you can see the indentation of the shell like shape is very weak and barely noticable. I feel like I may have missed a trick and if any one knows how to keep the form stronger, let me know. If there is no other way, I will have to buy another one. So, my tip of the day is – look for a madeleine tray which has deeper stronger indentations.

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Easy Strawberry Cake with Chocolate Glaze

easy strawberry cake

easy strawberry cake

A colleague of mine is leaving today… he is a freaking computer genius at 19! Anyway, it’s sad… so as with any occasion, I thought I would bake a cake. Due to extreme time restrictions yesterday, I had to do something quick. This is really easy to bake people. I would not tell a lie.

All you do is take a normal vanilla sponge recipe, add some cut up fresh strawberries. Bake for about 30 mins and then pour melted dark chocolate on top. And of course more strawberries and some casual icing sugar. SO SIMPLE.

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Funfetti Mini Bundt Cakes

Funfetti mini bundt cakes

Funfetti mini bundt cakes

Yesterday was a bank holiday in Berlin – which means BAKING! But it also means none of the damn shops are open… so improvisation was in order. I just bought this awesome mini bundt cake case (baking accessories are amazing…. I don’t care what anyone says!). As I didn’t really have anything exciting in, I thought.. why not try some funfetti prettiness. To be honest, these sprinkles are not my favourite – i would much rather there was pink or yellow than green and orange, but I guess I should have thought of that before I decided to drink a bottle of wine with my friend rather than going to the supermarket. My bad. Continue reading

Apple and Caramel Layer Cake

apple and caramel layer cake

apple and caramel layer cake

Delicious Magazine are running a competition at the moment – you have to create a cake for their cover.  So, I thought I might as well enter as it is a great way to improve I imagine. I have made apple cakes a fair few times – with stewed apple, because it reminds me of crumbles when I was younger… and feels that slight bit more wholesome than chocolate. Here is the link to the competition, in case any one else wants to enter! Great prizes! Continue reading

Almond Marble Tea Cakes

Almond Marble tea cakes

Almond Marble tea cakes

These tea cakes are perfectly bite-size… so you don’t feel like a pig when eating them… even if you have 10. … or 20 (oops…). I would highly recommend investing in one of these silicon cupcake trays  for this size of cake-. It just makes it a lot easier to bake them and to get them out than with a metal tray – especially as you don’t use cupcake cases here. Continue reading

Rhubarb and Almond Tea Cakes

rhubarb and almond tea cake

rhubarb and almond tea cake

rhubarb and almond tea cake

I wanted to make fig and white chocolate tarts, but figs aren’t in season at the moment. So, I saw some tasty looking rhubarb at the market and thought… when life doesn’t give you figs… make rhubarb cake. That’s the saying…. right?! I have to say, rhubarb was a lot easier to work with than I thought and I love the tangy sweetness of it. Continue reading