Vegan chocolate cake

This is a Nigella recipe which I have been meaning to make for a while, if only to see if it’s as good as Nigella says it is – and it is indeed delicious. I made this yesterday as I wanted something to take to a friend who is laid up with her leg in…

Chocolate and flake birthday cake

I made this cake to celebrate my grown up kids’ (they’re twins) birthday. They’re 24 on Monday (yes, where has the time gone?) but they’ll both be doing their own thing then so we got together this weekend to celebrate. I usually buy a birthday cake but as the Great British Bake Off is on…

Chocolate brownies with cranberries and hazelnuts

This is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe and works really well every time. You just need to make sure you don’t over bake the mixture as brownies should be soft and gooey in the middle. So there should still be some mixture on the skewer when you test it (the traditional way of testing…

Mini lemon drizzle cakes

I made a large lemon drizzle cake to take to the office this week as it was my last day in the job. In the end I didn’t get to eat any myself (yes it must have tasted good to be gobbled up) so I wanted to make another one to have this weekend. But…