Black Magic Cake

So we had some more milk turn sour, again. Que sour milk cakes. I found this one online, appropriately called Black Magic cake – even more appropriate as it is Halloween month. What gives it such a cool name? Well, for a start it is wonderfully dark and moist, and it even tastes like magic … More Black Magic Cake

Marble Cake

If I think of a cake from my childhood, it is my mum’s marble cake made in the bread maker. It was one we had for our birthdays often. Years on and now and then I make the same cake in the bread maker. But that bread maker has gotten pretty old and making cakes … More Marble Cake


This recipe is from Green & Black’s cookbook. It has become a regular to make for mama’s birthday as it is her favourite, as well as for other occasions as it is snazzy and yummy. Recently made it for my sister’s 20th – and had to put unicorns on it, of course. It is flourless, … More Sachertorte

Banana Cake (PLAIN)

Now, my favourite banana cake is chocolate banana cake, which I will post VERY soon… but for now, here is a plain version that I have recently posted on my kitchen garden blog. Follow this link to learn about bananas: Banana Cake – Plain Serves 10, 1.5kg loaf tin -300g self-raising flour -150g salted butter -150g … More Banana Cake (PLAIN)


I’ve been making mincemeat this week. I first made my own mincemeat last winter after being told off by my mum for spending so much money on tiny jars of mincemeat. Once I made it and realised how easy it was, I felt a little guilty for buying jars of the stuff! It is a … More Mincemeat

Plum Crumble

It is plum time, so that certainly means the season of crumbles has descended upon us already. But that isn’t too much of a hardship. Crumbles remind me of childhood puddings. They remind me of my mum and gran’s cooking as it was both of their trademark desserts. We had hardly any greengages this year … More Plum Crumble