Chocolate Cherry Cake with Amaretto


Chocolate Cherry Cake

This deliciously scrumptious, boozy chocolate cake made the perfect Cinderella appearance at my dad’s Boxing Day party last Christmas but i think it’s perfect for any occasion. Birthday? Check. Chinese New Year? Check. Valentine’s? Check. Finished the gym. CHECK. Just because it’s Friday? More like Fri-YAY with this little sweetie…

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Green Tea Cake with Lemon Cream



It is a fact of my life that if it is raining outside, I will invariably be baking. Is there anything more soothing and comforting for a cook on a rainy day? (To be honest, off the top of my head having a massage, a hot bath, watching a movie, napping, reading are probably right up there before baking). Read more

Chocolate Coconut Cake or How to Use Up Those Easter Eggs

Chocolate Coconut Cake 

Or How To Use Up Those Easter Eggs

My son’s eagle eyes netted him a small mountain of Easter eggs which we are struggling to get through. While both of us like chocolate, it tends to be in small doses over a long period of time and 50+ eggs is just too many for us to handle.  I admit, I am also a chocolate snob and turn my nose up at anything less than 70% cocoa. So how to use them all up in one go?  First, get yourself invited to neighbour’s shindig (optional), or throw one of your own, make a chocolate bundt cake. A big one. Read more

Cardamom Love Cake


 Cardamom Cake

I had a massive craving for this cake after reading “My Bombay Kitchen”, an Indian/ Persian cookery book I picked up from my library. This was way back in March, when the weather was cooler and I needed to do some baking to relieve stress. I was so intrigued by all the spices… It sounded mystical and exotic, like the book I was reading at the time – ‘The Twentieth Wife’ about Mehruhnissa, the wife of Jahangir, 16th century Moghul emperor of India. I took it into work the next day and it was eaten with gusto and delight.

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