I’m always up to try anything flavoured ‘Ferrero Rocher’. My eyes light up when I see Ferrero Rocher ice cream in little boutique ice-cream shops. So when my birthday came around what better cake to make then one inspired by these little golden balls of pure delight.
My cake ‘media’ of choice was the humble Cheesecake, I wanted to be sure the true intense flavour of the Rocher could really be captured and not lost in a cake like a light and airy sponge. I wanted a rich intense flavour with every element of the cake more decadent and packed full
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Can’t get the kids to eat Zucchini? I bet they won’t be turning their noses up at this cake!
This cake is really moist. The use of Zucchini is great for something different, you will have all your guests intrigued and trying to guess the ‘special’ ingredient. Plus, you don’t have to feel too guilty about eating it, with every bite you get closer to your recommended daily vegetable intake.
With food intolerance in the family, this recipe was only two ingredients away from being completely lactose free. The cake was already perfect, all that was needed was a couple of little adjustments to the
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I was delighted when I was asked to make my niece Sahara’s very first birthday cake! Mum left it completely up to me and I spent the next week sifting through design ideas and recipes. I soon settled on a fondant covered cake and not long after picked a classic chocolate cake recipe. I can’t remember the last time I made a chocolate cake, when I first started baking Chocolate seemed to be they only flavour I desired but now I find my preference leaning towards the more fruity varieties but who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake?
Next was the cake
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I have had this recipe in mind to try for the last couple of years. This sounds like a long time but keep in mind it does involve a seasonal fruit. This cake is a fruity take on the Italian dessert Tiramisu, it is a quick and easy non-bake cake and looks sensational. I would urge you to definitely make the Raspberry Sauce – it is heavenly and complements the other flavors fabulously.
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This cake is FANTASTIC! I guarantee you will be the hit of the party… I know, I was LOL It starts off like a Pavlova: beat egg whites then add sugar slowly….. but ends by folding in Hazelnut Meal. This does wonders for the texture of the cake and although it may seems like a pav in disguise it deserves to be viewed in it’s own right. The cake is then indulgently covered in rich chocolate ganache before being topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. I know what you thinking, but just ignore the diet the day you decide to bake this one – trust me, it’s worth it!
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Are you a baked or non-baked cheesecake fan? A good baked New York Cheesecake is probably still my all time favorite, but I must say, I do like the non baked variety too. Non-baked recipes seem to be a bit harder to come by compared to their baked companion. Most of my books and magazines all contain the baked versions and I do feel like a bit of a cheat when I make the non-baked kind…… so I just mix and pour and that is it? Something inside me feels it just isn’t right, must be my inner baker Nevertheless a good cheesecake is still a good cheesecake.
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Who doesn’t love cake? Believe it or not I didn’t like cake for the first 20 years of my life… I look back on those times with a sadness for all the cake I missed out on! LOL! Fruity flavoured cakes are my favorite these days: banana, apple, pear, orange….. Pineapple was on the menu today and it was delightful, so delightful I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of it sliced I’m looking forward to trying beetroot and zucchini in future cakes.
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