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Rasmalai Cake

Rasmalai is an Indian dessert, and here I’ve adapted Melissa Clark’s recipe for Rasmalai Cake to make my version. It’s amazing how one bite of this cake will you feel like your are tucking into the richest, best ras malai you can ever find!

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Chocolate ‘Old Monk’ Rum Balls (No-Bake)

 Leftover chocolate cake gets a major makeover when you add some dark rum, raisins that have been soaked in rum (it’s all about rum, here) and coat it with some dark chocolate. For me, the ONLY rum for rum balls has to be Old Monk, and there’s a bit of condensed milk in there too!

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Italian Sponge Cake (Pan di Spagna) & My Baking Classes

Just when I feel like I know all that there is to know about a sponge cake, I come across a recipe for this beautiful, light and airy sponge that doesn’t have any butter, oil, baking powder or soda! It relies completely on how well you whisk the egg and sugar together. It’s essentially just eggs,

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Cocoa Fudge Cake

Remember when I baked this Banana Bread, imagining it to be something Mad Men’s Betty Draper would have stashed away? Back then, I was binge-watching episodes of Mad Men when it aired late in the night. A strange thing

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Ottolenghi’s Fig Cake with Extra Figs in Red Wine Syrup

I have a few culinary heroes that I constantly harp about to anybody who’s willing to listen… Vikas Khanna leaves me mesmerized with his almost spiritual take on food; Julia Child will always remain a culinary and personal inspiration; Jamie Oliver for always cooking from the heart… And then… there’

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Happy Birthday, Mom! – Lemon & Candied Ginger Bundt Cake

My Mom and I are both fans of candied ginger and always tend to have some lying around the house. Luckily for us, nobody else around us seems to be into it. Great! More for us, I say! So when I spotted this recipe, I knew right away that nobody would appreciate it more than Mom and earmarked it to b

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Strawberry Cake

December air is always filled with so many things… the weight of the year gone by, the expectations of the year to come, celebrations with friends and family who make their way back home for the holidays and a general slowing down of pace in the last few days of the year. Taking time off work in Dec

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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

It’s the sort of thing I was trying to keep myself from doing, but being the Type A that I am, I couldn’t stop myself from baking a birthday cake for me! I promise you, but mostly myself, that I tried really hard to delegate this task to my Mum and might have even bragged to friends about year 31 fi

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