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May 23, 2019

Dutch Apple Cake – cracks ‘n all!

Posted on July 5, 2017 by in baked goods

Dutch Apple Cake

My Dutch Apple Cake is not not going to win the any beauty pageant or Koekedoor, but to me she is just beautiful. Had a Dutch Apple Cake at Waverley Hills Restaurant recently and it was seriously the best Apple Cake I have ever eaten. I asked Chef Francois du Toit for the recipe and […]

Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake

Posted on March 8, 2017 by in baked goods

Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake

Oh, this Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake was so good.  It had the perfect balance between sweet and sour. So if you do not like overly sweet cakes and desserts, this is definitely something to try. I baked this Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake last night and it is gone, every last crumb of it. The history […]

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake with Mousse and Strawberries

Posted on October 24, 2016 by in baked goods

hot milk vanilla sponge cake

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake is in my opinion the best vanilla sponge to bake. It is basically flop-proof, which works for me. This hot milk vanilla sponge cake was the first ever cake my mom taught me to bake. She had very clear instructions. #1 – you whisk the eggs and sugar until light […]

Meringue Buttercream Icing and Birthday Cakes

Posted on September 26, 2016 by in baked goods

Meringue Buttercream Icing

Meringue Buttercream Icing is the bomb! Oh my word, where has this recipe been all my life? This Meringue Buttercream Icing recipe is my answer to almost a lifetime of searching for an icing or frosting recipe that I like. Let my begin by saying what I dislike about some frosting recipes. Cream Cheese Frosting […]

Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake – A Proudly South African teatime treat.

Posted on September 6, 2016 by in baked goods

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea is a member of the South African Fynbos Family. It is usually grown in the Cederberg, a mountainous area in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The leaves of the plant is used to make herbal tea or rooibos tea and people all over the world now enjoy it. The tea is […]

Healthy Cake? – who says eating cake is unhealthy?

Posted on August 25, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

Healthy Cake

  This healthy cake has your whole day’s fruit and vegetable servings in one delicious slice of cake. Yes, just for today you have to believe me when I say this is healthy cake. Butternut, zucchini, carrots, apples, bananas and nuts in one cake…… it must be healthy cake then. Sad thing is, no cake […]

Fruity Tea Cake – it is time you take a tea-break!

Posted on September 17, 2015 by in baked goods

Fruity Tea Cake

Fruity tea cake is just what you need when the week drags on and on and sucks every bit of energy from you. It is time you sit up, invite a friend and smell the roses, just for a few minutes. It is mad rush being a mom, earning a loving, following your passion, being […]

Lemon Curd Yogurt Cake with Blueberries

Posted on September 8, 2015 by in baked goods

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon Curd Yogurt cake with a tang so potent, it lingers in your cheeks for a while  until you bite into the sweet blueberries and all is well! When I got 4 huge goose eggs as a present last week, I had a few recipe in my head. Pasta, a poached goose egg on sourdough […]

Ombré Cakes and childhood memories

Posted on August 12, 2015 by in baked goods

Ombré Cakes

Ombré Cakes are one of the the latest trends in baking. Maybe because fashion and food is so integrated and ombré hairstyles did the rounds a while back. Ombré describes the gradual blending of one color shade to another, usually moving from light to dark. I learnt about ombré hairstyles before I learned about ombré […]

Sticky Toffee Date Cake

Posted on July 8, 2015 by in baked goods

Sticky Toffee

Sticky Toffee – imagine if I had coined or patented the phrase. I would have been a very wealthy cook, living on some exotic island, serving friends and family the finest of food at my long table. The world goes crazy for stick toffee pudding, sticky toffee fudge, bread and butter pudding, you name it, […]