Archive | August 2015

Almond and Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake

Another day, another cake? Mais oui!!

Yesterday a friend of mine came for a slice of cake and brought with her a punnet of blackcurrants that had arrived in her fruift and veg delivery box. “Ijay, these came in my box, I thought you’ll know something nice to do with them”. I had a little taste and thought, “wowww that’s tangy” and when in doubt? Bake a cake, bien sûr!

So these are her blackcurrants and they are now sitting in a rather delicious cake. You know sometimes you bake a cake and you’re like, “Ohh that nice” but this, now that’s what I call REALLY REALLY nice. If you’ve got blackcurants, oh may I introduce you to this luscious number. Bake it!

Enjoy.

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Almond ‘n’ Banana Pudding Cake with Blackberry studs (Vegan)

Still in the bid to use up ingredients in my kitchen and make simple cakes, today we have a pudding cake from the bananas in the fridge.

So moreish on the inside it deserves a generous amount of cream to go with it. The best bit are these tart blackberries atop the cake that help to cut through the sweetness of the bananas. What’s not to love?

Remember if you live close by and wanna take some home with you, hit me up on Facebook and I’ll save a slice (or more) for you. A girl can only eat soo many cakes!

Thank you all.

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Plain and simple Lemon ‘n’ Almond cake (Dairy-free)

It may be plain, it may be simple but it’s ohh so delicious.

We’re moving houses and so looking to use up bits and bobs we’ve got lying around. So I’ve devised a plan, I’m just gonna go on a baking spree and advertise out there if anyone wants a cake, they can pop by our place and get some! That way, I get to bake! you get fed and I use up all the stuff in our kitchen! Win win? Mais Oui! 🙂

Yesterday, it was this Lemon and Almond cake! The Goddess Nigella sorted me out for this recipe and I modified it a little because I made it dairy-free. As opposed to butter, dairy-free spread has got some water in it so i tend to increase my dry ingredients just a little otherwise it can be too soggy.

Blessings to u all. If you live close, pop in for a cake! No, we don’t have to sit and chat unless you wanna. So just come on down, knock knock, here’s your slice, kiss kiss and bye bye. First come first serve…until it runs out

Love love,

Ijay

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