All posts tagged: cake

I Cheated, Don’t Tell Mary | #bakeoffbakealong

At this point in the show, I’m sad every time someone leaves. It’s been just over a month, I’ve gotten to know ’em and I’ve gotten to love ’em. Particularly Ugne, a badass baker and bodybuilder who brought amazing things to the table every time. That teacup made with a balloon and melted chocolate that one time? Inspired. Highlights from this weeks show.. Alvin making the simplest god damn cake known to man and getting away without a single comment on it, despite Ian’s beautiful flower-covered creation being dubbed “a bit simple” by the Hollywood. Nadiya getting all emotional about how proud her family was going to be and how proud she was of herself. I won’t lie to you guys, tears were shed. The bakers trying to knead a dough that was essentially liquid. This serves as a reminder of why I’ve gone for a sugar-free cake this week.. OK, so, about that sugar-free cake. I think I’ve really cheated this week. It’s the first time I’ve cheated, and it’s only because I was stranded …

Cake ’til the cows come home

This month, Kerrygold commissioned some research into Brits and their relationship with the countryside and found some pretty sad results. According to the poll, 1 in 10 British adults have never been to the countryside or heard a cow moo in real life. Not only that, but 79% of adults wish they could visit the countryside more often. I’m feeling more and more grateful by the minute that the South Downs are on my doorstep. Kerrygold have taken that research and used it to kick off their ‘Tales from the Meadow’ campaign, which is set to be awesome if their first stunt is anything to go by. This post was written in collaboration with Kerrygold.  image credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire | food artist Michelle Wibowo putting the finishing touches to the cake Yesterday (Wednesday 22nd July), Liverpool Street station was invaded by a huge herd of cows – made with icing and sitting atop a cake, not with bells round their necks accompanied by an 1800s farmer, in case that wasn’t clear. Kerrygold figured if Londoners …

Vegan Mango and Coconut Loaf Cake

This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the most beautifully presented or photographed cake you will see on the internet today. But it just might be the healthiest. This weekend, I truly embraced the concept of healthy vegan baking, and it resulted in something so surprisingly tasty that I wanted to share it with you despite its lack of mouthwatering evidence. In this recipe I have replaced eggs with “flax eggs” (flax seed and water mixed together and set in the fridge), butter with coconut oil and sugar with agave nectar. I’m hoping my friends over at Honestly Healthy would be proud. This cake is practically good for you (it might even be actually good for you) so I urge you to give it a go next time you’ve got the urge to bake. 150g coconut oil juice of 1 lime 5 tbsps agave nectar half tsp mixed spice 2 tbsps cold milled flax seed 200g mango puree 250g self-raising flour 50g desiccated coconut Begin by making ‘flax eggs’, to do this add …