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CACAO CHIA PAN BROWNIE

Brownies are one of the easiest cakes to bake – perfect for those times when you just need a chocolaty treat. We’ve added chia seeds into the mix, although we have to admit the butter and sugar mean this isn’t the healthiest recipe, but we couldn’t resist including it.   MAKES 16 BROWNIES 120g butter, […]

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PISTACHIO NUT CAKE WITH BLOOD ORANGES

This nut cake works with most fruits – but I just love the tart citrusy orange, combined with the pistachios. If blood oranges aren’t in season, then you can use standard oranges but just make sure they have thin skins.   Nut cakes are a great way to bake when you go gluten-free and you […]

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Midsummer Dream Cake

Most Swedes would agree that Midsummer wouldn’t be the same without a proper strawberry sponge cake. Swedish sponge cakes are often made extra juicy by the addition of fruit juice, and in this case I’ve chosen to use mango and orange juice, along with a touch of cardamom for extra aromatic interest. I wanted to […]

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BANANA, COFFEE & CHOCOLATE CHUNK CAKE

This recipe comes from Sabrina Ghayour’s delectable new book Feasts. This indulgent Banana, Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Cake has a salted caramel and peanut butter sundae top, satisfying any sweet tooth! SERVES 10–12 3 large eggs 3 very ripe large bananas, mashed to a fine purée 150g caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 1 […]

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Carrot Cake from the Hummingbird Bakery

A bestseller at The Hummingbird Bakery, this carrot cake is moist and full of flavour. You can vary how finely you chop the nuts for the sponge, and pecan nuts or walnuts can be substituted freely. For an extra special touch, decorate the top with mini carrots – these can either be formed by hand […]

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Recipe of the Week: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Serves 12 | Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus cooling | Cooking time: 35–45 minutes Chocolate has always been my ingredient of choice and you don’t have to be on a gluten-free diet to enjoy this rich and dark creation – all my customers love it! 115g (4oz) butter, melted, plus extra for greasing 350g (12oz) […]

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Weekend Recipe: Red Velvet Cheesecake

This recipe combines the two bestsellers at Cake Boy – red velvet and cheesecake. It does require a little bit of effort, but it is worth it, as the reward is an amazing-looking tasty cake. Red velvet cheesecake Serves 12 | Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling and overnight chilling | Cooking time: 35–40 minutes […]

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Handpicked: Cutter and Squidge

This week’s handpicked is Cutter and Squidge, the perfect autumn pick-me-up. Why choose between cookies, biscuits or cake, when you can enjoy them all at once. Nestled between some of Soho’s most colourful shops, don’t be fooled by the soft white walls. When you walk in, there’s a fantastic burst of colour as you’re welcomed […]

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Handpicked: Edith’s House

Tucked just off Crouch End high street, Edith’s House is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of London. As you step through the door, you’re whisked back in time to a cosy living room filled with chintz armchairs, sepia-toned family portraits, floral wallpaper and mismatched crockery. You may be tempted to […]

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The Clandestine Cake Club’s ultimate Easter recipe: Pistachio and fruit Simnel cake

Feeling fed up of chocolate already? Here’s a recipe for a delicious and different Easter cake from Lynn Hill’s The Clandestine Cake Club: A Year of Cake . A traditional Simnel cake has a thin layer of marzipan baked into the centre and is decorated with a circle of marzipan on top. This cake is a little different because it […]

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Weekend Recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Black Velvet Cake

  SERVES 10–12 Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus chilling Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes, plus extra for greasing 250ml chocolate stout or Guinness 100g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 35g cocoa powder 400g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 142g natural yogurt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 275g plain flour 2½ teaspoons […]

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Photographing baby's first birthday

Seeing as HRH Prince George of Cambridge shall be celebrating his first birthday this week, complete with a party fit for a future king, we thought it would be the ideal time to share some first birthday party photography tips. If you’ve ever tried it, you’ll know it’s not quite as easy as you think […]

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