Mille Crepe Cake

Younger siblings always demand the most attention, do they not? My younger sister, Dolly (as she is lovingly known) is no different – she is cute, helpful, annoying, naughty and amazing all at the same time, a task which I think is quite difficult to achieve. Being locked up with her over the past few…

Matcha and Dark Chocolate Cake

The pale green matcha contrasted with thick, dark chocolate ganache – greens are meant to be good for you, so surely this cake is great! This recipe makes a huge cake that can be cut into about 15-16 generous slices, so you can use only half the recipe if you want a smaller cake. Ingredients…

Strawberry and Prosecco Cupcakes

Get summer ready with these light and fluffy strawberry cupcakes topped with prosecco syrup and a creamy prosecco icing. Don’t ask me how much prosecco was consumed while baking these! Ingredients For the cupcakes 220g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 120 ml vegetable oil 120g sugar 8-10 strawberries,…

Ladyfinger biscuits (vegan)

Super simple yet super delicious ladyfinger biscuits – veganised! Add them to tiramisu or just enjoy by themselves with a nice not cuppa! Ingredients 115g vegan butter of your choice – I use Flora 50g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 150g all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder Method Pre-heat the oven to 180’C…

Marble cupcakes (vegan)

Don’t lose your marbles while social distancing – make yummy marble cupcakes instead! Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes) 115 g melted vegan butter of your choice – I used Flora 375 ml non-dairy milk of your choice – I used oat milk 100 g caster sugar 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp vanilla extract 300…

Coffee Cupcakes (vegan)

Decadent and delicious coffee cupcakes dedicated to the coffee lover Deepu. She¬†used to be a chai lover (hence the Chai cake for her birthday last year) but she has now sneakily moved over to coffee as her preferred hot drink, so this year I had a new challenge on hand. Naturally, coffee is a great…

Blueberry Muffins

Given my love for baking, I get very edgy if my family tries to buy any cakes and keep insisting that I will bake whatever they want for them instead. I even claim that I can do it better than anything they can buy, in an attempt to convince them – sometimes this is true,…

Chocolate and Cherry (Sherry) Cake

My elder sister Sharvari visited me last week and naturally I had to grace her visit with some baking. Anyone who has met Sharvari will know that she is lovely and the best possible elder sibling one could ask for. She always had (and will have) Dolly’s and my back and will do anything to…

Vegan Avocado Brownies

My new favourite ingredient for vegan baking is avocado – this delicious fruit is a great substitute for butter and increases the nutritional quotient of your baked goodies with good fat. I’ve already got one good recipe for vegan brownies, but couldn’t help trying to use avocados in brownies – it is such a good…

Red velvet cookies

When I want to bake something quick and easy, I always turn to cookies – they require very few ingredients, and are a perfect accompaniment to a hot drink, so for me they tick all the boxes! Cookies are also extremely versatile – just tiny tweaks to a recipe can you get a whole new…