• Bundt Halloween Party Cake

    Like all the kids my girls love cake and as it’s Halloween week thought I should make them a colourful Halloween cake – black , orange and green! Spooky! Bundt Halloween Party Cake   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Bundt Halloween Party Cake Author: Otilia Stocks Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients For the cake 350g self raising flour 350g soft butter 350g caster sugar 6 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 50g cacao powder Wilton Gel Colour - green, orange, black For the chocolate icing 75g milk chocolate buttons 100g white chocolate buttons 50g of butter 3tbsp of sour cream orange…

  • carrot cake recipe

    Carrot Cake

    It is not the first time I am baking a carrot cake but it is definitely the first time I am really happy with the way it tastes and looks.   This is by far my daughters favourite cake. Every time there is a celebration – birthday, Easter, Christmas etc. – my girls ask for this cake and I can’t blame them really.   The flavour brought by the carrots combine with walnuts and the cream cheese cream is just sublime! I can say that this will be our family cake.   I made this for Easter so its quite a while since then – you will have to forgive…

  • Girly Cake Pops

    You are right. It was about time for me to post another recipe wasn’t it? I actually made these cake pops quite a while ago for my eldest birthday but never actually wrote about them. They were made before the Halloween Cakes Pops  which I wrote about here actually a few months. Now I comeback with pictures with these pretty ones. The method I used is essentially the same but I made them more colourful and more fit for a girly party. Ingredients for sponge cake 120g unsalted butter, softened 150g unrefined brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 free range eggs, at room temperature 180g self-raising flour 4 tbsp milk, at room temperature…

  • Muddy Chocolate Cake

    Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake

    I am loving taking the time to make/bake/cook a recipe every week for Foodie Friday. It is very exciting actually as I need to keep up with the theme too. This week I baked for you a Muddy Chocolate Cake inspired by a cake found in Roald Dahl’s – Completely Revolting Recipes: And here is the recipe I end up with:  For the sponge: 225g plain chocolate 175 unsalted butter, softened 225h caster sugar 4 tbsp plain flour 6 eggs separated For the Coating: 225g dark chocolate Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons 225h double cream(smantana grouse) What else you will need: Halloween sweets 20cm cake tin greaseproof paper saucepan skewer wire…

  • Halloween Cake Pops

    Not long now ’till Halloween and my girls (especially the eldest) kept asking for desserts to celebrate the day so as I received some delicious Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons I thought I used them in creating chocolate cake pops. But as I had two kids around they didn’t end up as good as they were supposed to. Anyway, they loved them so I will share my recipe with you too: Kara said she wants chocolate inside so I thought I should use the recipe for the brownies I always make for them. Have a look at the link before for the recipe. Instead of using cacao though I used melted milk chocolate buttons from Hadleigh…

  • pasca recipe

    Pasca recipe

    This is a recipe that my mum usually prepares for Easter. It’s easy and there’s no kneading required.The perfect recipe for me really as as you know I don’t do we’ll kneading   Ingredients: 700 gr cottage cheese6 large eggs400 g sour cream200 g butter (room temperature)200 g sugar4 tablespoons semolina4 tablespoons flour200 gr raisinsseeds from a vanilla pod or just vanilla essence Preheat the oven at 180 C.Start by breaking the 6 eggs and adding them to a big bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix well with a mixer.On top of the egg and sugar mixture add the cottage cheese and mix well again. This time you…

  • Carrot Easter Cake

    Happy Easter to all that celebrate Easter today! The Romanian Easter (orthodox) is in a months time on 5th of May but as we are in England we are still celebrating it with chocolate eggs and cake. My 4 year old loves helping me in the kitchen anyway so she was over the moon when I told her that we are going to make an Easter cake. Firstly here is what we use to make our Easter carrot cake. For the cake: 3 Medium carrots, peeled and finely grated 100ml Sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing 3 Large eggs 100g Soft light brown sugar 200g Self raising flour Zest of…