• Plate of cookies with toddlers hand reaching for one

    Toddler Approved Banana Cookies

    Dylan has been a bit off his food the last few days due to painful gums from teething so I’ve been trying to cook his favourite foods to try and entice him to eat something. One thing he can’t get enough of is banana so I thought I’d try and create some healthy banana cookies for him. To say they went down well is an understatement. They were so simple to make and Dylan had lots of fun helping me bake them and licking the bowl! For some of our other favourite recipes click here!

  • Chocolate cake with flowers piped on top

    Ultimate Chocolate Cake

    Sometimes chocolate cake can be a bit hit or miss. There is nothing worse than biting into a slice of chocolate cake only to find that it’s dry with just a hint of chocolate. A chocolate cake should be moist with a deep chocolatey flavour that punches you in the face and this ultimate chocolate cake recipe delivers on both fronts. It’s not difficult to make the cake itself although it does require an extra couple of steps and ingredients compared to a standard chocolate cake. Believe me it’s worth the extra few minutes! I made a double batch of icing. For the first batch of icing, I used white…

  • rainbow cake

    How To Make A Rainbow Cake

    Back in July, I made a rainbow cake for Dylan’s 1st birthday party. It took me a long time to decide what kind of cake I was going to make and I’d been looking forward to making him his first cake since pretty much before I got pregnant! A lot of research went into making the perfect cake – I spent hours Googling “how to make a rainbow cake” – and I was so pleased with how well it turned out. Lots of the cakes I bake look amazing in my imagination but I don’t manage to pull them off in real life. Thanks to my extra research, this one…

  • Dark chocolate tart topped with fresh cherries and raspberries

    Dark Chocolate Cherry Tarts

    I made these indulgent dark chocolate cherry tarts as a date night pudding. Chocolate ganache bursting with juicy cherries sitting on top a buttery digestive biscuit base – are you sold? They are perfect as you can get them ready in advance so don’t need to worry about sorting out dessert in between courses. You do need to be a little bit organised as there is some setting time needed, but each step only takes a few minutes of actual work. There are also minimal ingredients involved and you could easily switch out the cherries for any kind of berries you happen to have on hand. I would recommend using…

  • Cake iced using chocolate butter cream with chocolate and orange ruffles around the edge

    Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake

    Is there a better combination than chocolate and orange? I realised recently that it has been absolutely ages since I made a chocolate cake. Of course then I just had to make one, so decided to treat us to a chocolate orange cake. This is a super simple recipe. The cake itself takes just 10 minutes to prep and is out of the oven in 20 minutes. Whipping up the buttercream is a doddle too and you can make the icing as complicated or not as you’d like. I made a double batch of icing so that I would have enough to pipe extra decorations on the top, but you…

  • Chocolate bark topped with dried fruit, nuts and colourful chocolate eggs

    Recipe: Easy and Impressive Chocolate Bark

    Chocolate bark is one of those things that looks so much more impressive than the amount of time and skill you actually need to make it. It barely even requires a recipe being literally just melted chocolate topped with whatever it is that you fancy, or happen to have in your cupboard. I like making it for family get-togethers and it also works well as a handmade gift. The recipe I’ve included below is for my go-to version made using spicy dark chocolate and topped with dried fruit and nuts. The cayenne pepper used to give the chocolate some heat makes what might be a boring combination taste exciting. It’s…