One egg cupcakes.

We all have days when we really fancy a quick treat, but don’t want to have loads of it left over. Mine is cupcakes, as much as I enjoy baking and having them with my coffee, I don’t always want to have loads left over. On a bright and sunny Doha afternoon, my daughter and…

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake.

A few weeks ago my Daughter had International Day at school, where the parents were encouraged to bring in a dish native to them, for a class of four year olds, as you can imagine it was a tough audience to cater to. But my biggest dilemma was choosing a dish! As a family of…

Banana Muffins… A healthy treat.

Bananas are an all time favourite fruit in my household, but the hot and humid climate of the country is not very kind to them. They tend to get over ripe in a very short span of time if not eaten within a few days, as often is the case. As was the case again…

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

The combination of walnuts and coffee is a personal favourite of mine! Nothing beats a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a steaming hot mug coffee. Lets just say that I tend to be a very happy person with all that caffeine rushing through my bloodstream. I’ve tried  a few recipes of this combination,…

A labour of love……Homemade Birthday Cakes.

My fondest memories of childhood have been of my birthdays, there was always a big fuss that was made especially in my childhood. If I were having a birthday party with friends we would get a Black Forest Gateau from the bakery. But as I grew older and birthdays become more of family affair my…

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…

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…