Back to Basics: Victoria Sponge Cake

Serves: Eight to twelve people Cooktime: 90 minutes I love cake, and I love baking – sometimes, revisiting the basics can be really useful for helping to improve your current more difficult bakes. Ingredients 170g self-raising flour – sifted (plus extra for greasing) 170g butter – room temperature and cut into cubes (plus extra forContinue reading “Back to Basics: Victoria Sponge Cake”

Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

These cupcakes were born from baking my salted pretzel chocolate truffle cupcakes, but wanting to include everyone in my old office (one of my former colleagues has coeliac disease). They are still luxurious, however the texture does differ a bit to usual sponge cake due to there being no flour – they’re a bit likeContinue reading “Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes”

Baking Guide

Some handy tips for baking at home – this section will be updated as Ariane remembers baking tips, but bear with her – she can be forgetful. Is my cake mix the ‘right’ consistency? To check your cake, assuming it’s a simple sponge, is the correct consistency you will need a metal dessert spoon. GetContinue reading “Baking Guide”

Salted Pretzel & Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a luxurious treat which seem unusual, however the components actually go really well together. A bonus is that chocolate ganache (which, when set, is also one of the ways of making chocolate truffles), is easier to pipe and decorate cakes with than buttercream or conventional icing and calling it truffle sounds ‘fancy’.Continue reading “Salted Pretzel & Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes”