Category Archives: Cakes

Banoffi Pie

This is my first time making this dessert and the good news is that it is very easy to make, looks good and tastes great. Ingredients 2 large bananas For the top: 250ml cream 1 Flake or cocoa powder For … Continue reading

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Vanilla & Chocolate “Rose” Cake

This is a 2  tiered vanilla and chocolate sponge cake.  I don’t have a photo to show it, bit when you cut into the cake you get a checkered layered cake.  This was easier to do than I thought.  You … Continue reading

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Strawberry Meringue

This is a strawberry meringue cake made at Christmas time as a lighter dessert than Christmas cake.  Meringue is handy to make when you have egg whites left over.  This tends to happen when I make custard which uses 4-5 … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

I never tried  baking Banana Bread until recently when I found I had lots of bananas in the fruit bowl and I thought I’d try making something ‘healthy’ for a change. It turned out pretty well.  It is a tasty … Continue reading

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I came across these little cakes recently at an Italian coffee shop in Dublin.  They are in fact French in origin and are really delicious.  So delicious that I thought I should have a go at making them and save … Continue reading

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I had a go at making Madeleines.  They are suprisingly easy to make and delicious. Like many good baking products, they are French, originally from the North East of France.  I read that they don’t keep very well and are … Continue reading

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Victoria Sponge

Here is a true classic, the Victoria Sponge.  Everyone likes this teatime treat and it is equally tasty in the afternoon with a decent cup of tea. Ingredients  8 oz butter 8 oz self raising flour 2 teaspoons  baking powder … Continue reading

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Open Access Cake

I made this cake for a voluntary group of which I’m a member called ‘Repository Network Ireland’ who held a workshop in Dublin on October 25th 2013 during international open access week.  This is just a simple vanilla sponge with … Continue reading

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Christening Cake

This is a christening cake I made for my niece Gráinne in July 2013. It is a two tiered cake, the bottom tier is vanilla sponge, made using the BBC’s recipe for ‘Easy Vanilla Cake’ which I would highly recommend.  The … Continue reading

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Fluffy Lemon Pudding

Here is a Fluffy Lemon Pudding I made using Rachel Allen’s tried and tested recipe.

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