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overhead view of decorated hummingbird cake with one slice cut and on white plate with green flowers

More fruit than flour, this uber-moist, stick-to-your-fork hummingbird cake is filled with warm spices, pineapple and banana, and topped with a delicious – and still vegan – passion fruit cream cheese icing. I’m not sure if you will have noticed, but I’ve been away. Just over two weeks ago I was bent over suitcases, whittling …

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Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake - one-bowl, lower sugar and deeply chocolatey. Just add a fork! #chocolate #cake #baking #easyrecipe

Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake – one-bowl, lower sugar and deeply chocolatey. Just add a fork! I feel the need to clarify the title of this post: this cake is everyday as opposed to birthday. It is the kind of cake to whip up on a whim because you really rather fancy chocolate cake, rather than bake …

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Heady with a homemade lebkuchen spice mix, this one-bowl, marmalade-spiked and chocolate-covered cake is great with a cup of tea or coffee. It's more than a gingerbread!

Heady with a homemade lebkuchen spice mix, this one-bowl, marmalade-spiked and chocolate-covered cake is great with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s more than a gingerbread! A homemade spice mix and great marmalade are the keys to this moist, whole-grain German-inspired cake. The chocolate ganache covering is completely optional but does make this lebkuchen …

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Brimming with fresh apples and with a hint of cinnamon, this easy cake makes a great pudding served warm with custard, or tucked into a lunchbox for a welcome treat.

A partnered post Brimming with fresh apples and with a hint of cinnamon, this easy cake makes a great pudding served warm with custard, or tucked into a lunchbox for a welcome treat. When I think of Dorset, the coastal county on the English Channel, I think of sweeping beaches, Jurassic fossils and cider. A …

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This is a Scandinavian-influenced banana bread that thinks it’s a cake, with optional naturally-coloured and flavoured blueberry glaze. Gluten-free, vegan and lower in sugar, my blueberry and cardamom banana cake is a delightfully soft and squidgy breakfast cake or healthy snack. For years I have had a not-so-secret crush on cardamom.  Although I enjoy savouring the superlative …

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I’m feeling inordinately chuffed with myself. I, who am normally fairly immune to the charms of cakes – hormonal fluctuations notwithstanding – not only broke out of my comfort zone and yesterday made a cake, it was only ruddy World Baking Day. How zeitgeist of me.

As an ex-pat American living in Scotland, peanut butter and jelly is something I occasionally have a hankering for. It must be in my DNA. I can’t say I give into that craving very often, but when I do I have to say that it is not on nice seeded whole meal bread, or using …

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I think I might have crossed some kind of invisible line with you last time. As always when I post a recipe there is the slightly anxious wait until the first ‘like’ button is pushed, or the first comment is made. Once that happens I tend to switch off the computer and get on with …

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