Hello, hello, hello! How are you all? I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer loaded with lots of lovely family time and adventures in the great outdoors. Today’s blog post is a bit of a lazy hazy summer daze kind of a post. We have just got back from an amazing family holiday but the camping meant that we have been seriously deprived of homemade cake. We are still yet to unpack, I have a pile of washing that would make the hardiest of mums cringe and now my kitchen looks like a chocolate hurricane has hit it but I didn’t want to wait a second longer before sharing this treat with you guys. This sponge recipe is officially the lightest cake recipe I have ever made. Even before going vegan I have never produced such a melt in the mouth cupcake and I’m feeling blooming proud of myself right now! We used fennel infused honey for this recipe but it is so subtle against the chocolate and banana that I am completely confident that this will work exceptionally well with regular vegan honey also. I have recently just found a recipe for homemade vegan honey so watch this […]
I have to be honest. I had a craving at a quarter to midnight last night and you’re now looking at the results. Now, I try and be healthy as much as I can and no, I don’t believe eating cake in the middle of the night comes under the bracket of ‘healthy’ but sometimes the urge just gets too great. And do you know what? I’m not going to beat myself up about it because it doesn’t happen every night and because these are so incredibly delicious I can’t think past the maple, pumpkin and gooey date taste in my mouth. So there! I was clearly in the mood for cake but I thought if I hide it under the guise of wanting to make breakfast muffins as a treat for the kids then hubby wouldn’t mind getting the camera equipment out for an impromptu midnight photo session of our treats and wares. I was a bit nervous about experimenting with a new recipe so late at night, especially when juggling the moisture of the pumpkin but seriously, this is quite possibly one of the best cakes I’ve ever made. (Do you hear the sound of trumpets?) Not wanting […]
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This year is a special year for us as a family. The last time I was making a birthday spread for my little girl we weren’t vegan. In fact, my little girls birthday cake was the last non-vegan thing I ate. So this year is my daughters 8th birthday but her 1st vegan anniversary. I wanted to celebrate this special day with some of her favourite treats yet keeping it simple so I could still enjoy the day with her and not be tied to the kitchen. She asked me for a grown up girls cake with her most favourite strawberries as the decoration. This small party feast is ideal for both young and old, vegan and non-vegan alike. It is a very simple set of recipes set to wow even the hardest of critics. I hope you all enjoy sampling some of our delicious vegan menu. Cake – serves 12-14 330g plain flour 300g caster sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups dairy free milk (I used soya) 2 tsp vanilla 120 ml olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar For the icing 900g icing sugar 6 tbsp vegan butter 8 tbsp dairy […]
***Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase*** The other day I went on a crazy batch cooking mission, only to realise that I didn’t have enough room in my (pretty giant) chest freezer to store it all. (Note to self…stop cooking all of the time!!) This left me having to remove the less necessary items that I could use up quickly and easily. Besides the millions of ice lollies I didn’t even know we had (where do they all come from?) filling up the bottom of the freezer I found a fair amount of frozen fruit that I thought would be just perfect for smoothies for the next day or so. (Bear with me, it will all link into the frangipane tart in a minute, I promise.) Anyhoo! I set about making smoothies and juices but did not see the big bag of cherries I had left on the counter until later when there was a glorious red juice stretching itself across the kitchen worktop. (Doh!) By this point we were all ‘smoothied’ out and I was stuck […]
Every year my mini ones and I have several Christmas traditions to mark the run-up to the big day. One of which is we have a Christmas tea party when we sit down to watch the CBeebies Christmas panto. Now, this is our first vegan Christmas so I wanted to make it extra special and when I asked Fin what he wanted most at the tea party he screamed the words ‘chocolate’ and ‘cake’ at me! (He’s so my son!) Vegan chocolate cake has not gone so well for me in the past with it usually tasting of coconut, peanuts or being too dry to chew but we have hit the jackpot here. I hadn’t intended to blog this recipe as it was just meant for our quiet tea party but after the reactions from both vegan and non-vegans I felt it would be selfish not to share this awesome recipe. Really, it is truly delicious! So, as a description so you know what you’re getting yourself into, the bottom half of the cake tastes like Black Forest gateau and the top layer tastes like chocolate fudge cake! What’s not to love? The cake rises beautifully and the sponge tastes […]