Recipes Baking

Rich Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is a firm favourite of the festive tradition originating in Europe. Usually including a mixture of nuts, sultanas, spices, candied fruit and cherries they vary from light, moist and crumbly to dark sticky and dense. Matt Allison of... Continue reading

How to make Gulab Jamun

If koeksisters had indian cousins, Gulab Jamun would be them. These delightful deep-fried dough balls are something of a cross between the traditional South African plaited treat and a dense doughnut. And are sneakily delicious. What’s that you say? You... Continue reading

Buttercream frosting

Everyone needs a good recipe for buttercream icing.This classic recipe, which makes about 2 cups, is taken off theHershey’s website. Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 2-2/3 cups icing sugar 1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa (which might be available from... Continue reading

Chocolate Ganache Cake

This BBC Good Food chocolate ganache cake recipe comes highly recomended by Trisha Shaila, who says she uses it for all occasions and reccomends Yuppiechefs give it a spin. Here it is below: Ingredients: for the cake 200g dark chocolate,... Continue reading

We heart Nicoletta

Some argue that the sole purpose of baking is the eating – but we reckon there is a strong case for the decorating process being the thing that gets the pulse of bakers racing the world over. Agree? Overseas, the... Continue reading

Coca Cola + Chocolate + Cake

Been waiting your whole life to find a legitimate way to consume coke and chocolate cake at exactly the same time? Feel it. It is here. The hunt for the best from scratch chocolate cake recipes continues, and Gabrielle Fluxman sent... Continue reading

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Nina Tim, of My Easy Cooking sent us this chocolate cake recipe, a mousse cake, another great submission in the hunt for the greatest chocolate cake recipes. She knows a thing or two about cooking and baking, and we love that... Continue reading

Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

We’re on the hunt for from scratch chocolate cake recipes, and Tara Booth sent this to us. We reckon it sounds like a winner, give it a spin and let us know what you think. Ingredients (makes about 18 small... Continue reading