The Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time again  when I start  planing my daughter’s birthday party. This year’s requested flavour was chocolate with chocolate frosting! This was after she changed her mind about twice The chocolate cake bit was easy, as I had  made this cake from Marry Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes before, and it is my all time favourite…

Finger licking Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

I love a good tasting chocolate frosting, having searched high and low for the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting, finally found one that I thought would work and gave it my own twist. I have been making my own Vanilla buttercream frosting for years now…but never a chocolate one. It was amazing easy to make and…

Buttercream Icing.

As far cake decorating is concerned, buttercream icing is the holy grail. It’s extremly versatile, It can be used for sandwiching cakes, cram-coating  a cake before the fondant goes on. And it can be used for decorating cupcakes and cakes with all the different icing nozzles and pipping bags. Not only is it really easy to…

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The one thing that I have always struggled to bake well has been the chocolate chip cookie!! Up till today I have never managed to bake a good cookie! They would either be hard as rocks or just melt into a massive sheet of crunchy dry cookie! Given my past failures with these cookies, you…

An Easy Carrot Cake

BBC GoodFood has got to be one of my favourite website’s when I am looking for a new recipe to try out and experiment with something new. This is a  fantastic website that has a recipe for every imaginable ingredient under the sun. As much as I like pretty frosted cakes, both to look at…

Mini Apple Pies

I have always considered the humble Apple pie to be an all time classic dessert and sure hit at any dinner party. It was on a lovely summer evening while preparing dinner  that I was hit with an intense craving for a serving of home-made apple pie with a large scope of vanilla ice cream. I…

Delicious, Finger Licking Red Velvet Cupcakes.

I had been craving a Red velvet cupcake for absolutely ages! Having been disappointed time and time again  by the bakeries in Doha and coffee houses, that either made them too sweet or too dry! I decided to try my hand at making them. For some reason I’ve always assumed that they were difficult and time-consuming…

Iced Chocolate cupcakes

The one request for baked goods in my household is chocolate cupcakes! There was only one recipe that come  to mind ….and that is the Iced Chocolate Tray bake by Marry Berry. I have tried this recipe loads of times and it has never failed me. It works just as well as a tray bake…

Marble Cake

The Chocolate and Vanilla Marble cake was a childhood staple in my home, it was what I like to think of as a bargain cake, two for the price of one. For me this cake combines the best of the two cake favours out there! Chocolate and Vanilla! Having run out of baked goodies for…

Chocolate Chip Brownies on a bright winter day in Doha.

Winter in the Middle East is not as we know it in the UK, the days are bright with lovely warm sunshine, a lovely breeze blowing. I woke up on this cool bright morning having the urge to bake something with chocolate, and could not think of anything better then baking chocolate chip brownies to…