GBBOops – Chocolate Roulade

GBBOops – Chocolate Roulade

Today’s recipe is Mary Berry’s chocolate roulade. Going into this I was thinking the fuss they made about rolling being difficult was similar to the fuss made about raising agents on the show. Like, using raising agents is not really a down fall I see frequently in the baking world and on the show they make it into some sort of catastrophic trap. So maybe rolling up a roulade is just being blown out of proportion and isn’t actually that difficult! Well…. I mean, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s…

GBBO – Coffee and Walnut (or almond) Battenberg Cake

GBBO – Coffee and Walnut (or almond) Battenberg Cake

So it begins! For this recipe I used Mary Berry’s of course. That can be found over on BBC. I had to make some adjustments though, because I am allergic to walnuts. So instead of walnut, I made an almond and coffee battenberg. Don’t worry it was still delicious. Cakes are probably the technical I’m most confident with, bake wise, but decoration wise it’s different. It’s no secret that I’m terrible at decoration. Case and point: My motto has basically been, as long as it tastes good, who cares what it…

Fireball Vanilla Peach Cake

Fireball Vanilla Peach Cake

Hi there everyone! And hi to all the new people! I’m very excited to have you here! I post every Wednesday, so if you’d like an email reminder you can sign up for email notifications. Since most of you were brought here by Fireball, I thought it was only appropriate to make another Fireball recipe for y’all. And since it’s still summer, I wanted to make a summery fireball recipe with some fruit you can pick up at the farmers’ market. So today I bring you a Fireball Vanilla Peach…

Blackberry Bramble Cake (Blackberry, Lemon and Gin Cake)

Blackberry Bramble Cake (Blackberry, Lemon and Gin Cake)

A Blackberry Bramble is such a refreshing summer drink. It’s made with blackberries, lemon and gin and is light, refreshing, fruity and delicious. And given the surplus of blackberries I currently had from the farmer’s market, I thought why not bake this into a delicious summer take on a rum cake, a blackberry bramble cake. As a base I used Sweet Pea’s Kitchen‘s rum cake recipe and got rid of the rum, instead using gin, adding lemon zest, lemon juice and mashed blackberries, then folding in chopped blackberries and changing…

Baileys Twinkies

Baileys Twinkies

So the other day, someone brought Twinkies into the office and someone suggested that I make Baileys Twinkies. So here we are. I will say, it took a long time to develop this recipe and I’ve basically been covered in chocolate for two weeks straight, so despite the fact that these really are delicious, this post may not be super enthusiastic about how delicious these are. I swear they are delicious, and despite having a lot of steps, they come together fairly quickly. Don’t be intimidated by them. If you’re…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

It’s the boyfriend’s birthday, so I made him a happy birthday cake.  He’s a classic boy with classic tastes (hence the yellow cake with chocolate frosting he asked for earlier this month). I however, have been watching a lot of The Great British Bake Off or the Great British Baking Show for people watching on netflix, so I wanted to make something especially elaborate. So I compromised and went with a classic flavor but with a bunch of layers. So chocolate chip cookie dough cake!