R is for Rhubarb Crumble & Custard Cake

I have so much rhubarb growing both in my garden and my allotment at the moment that I was glad to come across a recipe in Holly Farrell’s new book, Grow Your Own Cake .  It’s also one of three of … Continue reading

Recipe 217 – American Chocolate Wedding Cake

If I’m honest with you, when I first started baking from this book, I always thought this recipe would be the last one I would bake, and if I’d pulled my finger out over the past few months, it probably … Continue reading

Recipe 216 – Apricot and Almond Meringue Gâteau

Wow, four recipes to go – well here’s another one to tick of the list… I intended on cooking this last weekend, but my son found the bag of apricots in the cupboard and managed to munch his way through … Continue reading

Recipe 215 – Victorian Christmas Cake

The last of the Christmas cakes and there’s a picture too with this recipe in the book!  This is, as the heading say,s a traditional ‘Victorian Christmas Cake’ the type that doesn’t have any icing on top, but instead is … Continue reading

Recipe 213 – Gâteau Saint Honoré

Another one to tick of the ‘Special Cakes’.  I knew from the start that this was going to be a long afternoon of baking, as this recipe takes up 3 pages in the book and, much to my disappointment, didn’t include … Continue reading

Recipe 212 – Rich Fruit Cake

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here, I’ll admit I’ve been doing quite a lot of baking from the Clandestine Cake Club Book and have really been enjoying it.  As I’ve said before I’m struggling with these last … Continue reading

Recipe 206 – ‘Boozy’ Fruit Cake

I haven’t made a ‘proper’ fruit cake for quite a while now and there are, I think 3 left to bake, so I thought it about time another one was ticked off, otherwise I’m going to be left with all … Continue reading