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Cakes

Food Mix (1)Truth be told, despite my incredibly sweet tooth, I'm not a huge cake fan - sponge gets a bit boring. So if I'm having cake it needs to be a bit more exciting than a sponge with some icing on! 

Not wanting to brag, but my Carrot Cake took out the bake off competition in one of my previous workplaces!  

Daddy's Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Salted Caramel Ganache
  • Time: 1 hr 20 mins (plus refrigeration time)
  • Complexity: advanced

Daddy's Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Salted Caramel Ganache

The name might be slightly misleading for this decadent cake, as my father is about as capable in the kitchen as Stevie Wonder, so where does the naming come from? Well quite recently it was my dear old pop's birthday and being a fan of chocolatey goodness, I knew I had to do something special!

This cake could easily be used as a dessert, it's rich, decadent and definitely indulgent but not in a 'make you feel sick after one bite' kind of way. The cake itself is dense, moist and almost a blur between a flourless chocolate cake and a mud cake - best made in advance and it will fudgey itself up in the fridge. The caramel is simply delicious and could be used in a tonne of recipes! Be warned, the sheer density of this cake can make your caramel squeeze out the sides, but hey, just cover those parts up with more dark chocolate ganache!

White Chocolate and Baileys Mudcake
  • Time: 20 mins (plus 1hr cooking time)
  • Complexity: easy

White Chocolate and Baileys Mudcake

As a lover of white chocolate and a lover of Baileys, these two are just a match made in heaven as far as I'm concerned - I even had one tier of our wedding cake as this flavour combination! So naturally, when deciding on a birthday cake for myself, I wanted something decadent, indulgent and delish! I give you, my White Chocolate and Baileys mudcake. 

It's dense, heavy, moist, sweet, and oh-so-good, everything a mudcake should be.

Boston Cream Donut Cake
  • Time: 1 hour 20 mins (plus decorating time)
  • Complexity: advanced

Boston Cream Donut Cake

Being a huge fan of donuts (to the point of obsessive), I wanted to make myself a birthday cake that was a little something special and decided to draw on my love of donuts as inspiration!

This cake is delish - well, for donut lovers at least... Boston Cream's are my favourite, and it really does taste like one! Definitely a goody to take into work and share!