• Cake

    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
    Cake,  Featured Posts

    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…

  • Muddy Chocolate Cake
    Cake,  Featured Posts,  Halloween

    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…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    Four Of The Best Marzipan Treats

    Christmas is definitely marzipan’s time of year. Although the sweet almondy treat gets used year round in various cakes it always sees a huge resurgence in the festive month of December. Obviously it always works for a Christmas cake, and marzipan fruits are also a classic Christmas sweet, but there’s so much more you can do with Renshaw marzipan. To give you some creative ideas here are four of the best marzipan treats you can rustle up this Christmas. Chocolate Marzipan Log. Alongside the Christmas cake and traditional brandy-soaked Christmas pudding, a yule log is a staple of every cake maker’s Christmas recipe list. Normally you’d have a layer of…

  • Romanian Traditions

    March traditions and celebrations in Romania

    In my home country Romania, spring starts on 1st of March with the celebration of Martisor. But Martisor is not the only tradition for the month of March. We also have “Babele” and “40 Mucenici” and the 8th of March which is “Mother’s Day”. Babele The first 9 days of March are called “Babe” and as you can imagine they are very important for Romanians. I grow up following all the Romanian traditions as taught by my grandmother and she was also very religious. This tradition persuades every single person to pick a day and if that day will be beautiful and sunny then it means that the rest of…