Peanut butter chocolate cake

RECIPE: I have a little cookbook from a discount bookstore that has been a gem in terms of great celebration cakes. I wanted to take a cake to my kayak club to celebrate finishing a one-year 1000km paddling challenge. I followed this recipe as written, only leaving out the mini-marshmallows (I didn’t have any in…

Pistachio Cake with Strawberry Frosting

RECIPE: We have been planning an office move for ages at work, and finally after two years, my whole team were finally together under one roof, so we celebrated. I wanted to do something a bit interesting that wasn’t your standard chocolate or citrus based cake or dessert, and I settled on pistachio. There’s a…

Chocolate Overload Cupcakes

RECIPE: This is the second time I’ve made this recipe, and I was keen to experiment with the method to see if I could improve it. The first time I made it I followed the recipe and the cake turned out a bit grainy and dry. I didn’t adjust the quantities of ingredients this time,…