Chocolate Orange Zebra Cake (eggless)

Hi everyone!

Sorry it has been such a while since my last post, I’ve been getting all doctor-ified! Yes, you read right – I have finally graduated from my PhD! Woohoo! You can call me Dr Cake now. 😉 Continue reading “Chocolate Orange Zebra Cake (eggless)”

Rich Vegan Fruit Loaf (dairy-free, egg-free)

There’s nothing quite like a thick slab of fruit loaf with a steaming mug of tea. Especially when you’re chained to your desk writing a thesis. I really adore this loaf because it is so moist, so filling and so downright rich you don’t even notice that it’s vegan.

I also love this loaf because it’s flexible. If you hadn’t noticed by now, my favourite recipes have a little wriggle room and can be readily adapted for what’s in the pantry.  Continue reading “Rich Vegan Fruit Loaf (dairy-free, egg-free)”

Oat Fruit & Nut Cookies

Hey folks!

Whenever I bake cookies I always seem to end up raving about how much I love baking cookies… and this post is no exception! These biscuits really are great, especially because they are soooooo flexible. You can add whatever you want, and you can make the dough in advance, and just bake ’em when you’re ready! When I made these, I prepared the dough on the weekend (which really doesn’t take very long) and kept it in the fridge so on a weeknight I could quickly whip up fresh cookies to take to work the next day. So easy! Continue reading “Oat Fruit & Nut Cookies”

Crazy Chocolate Cake

As an avid baker with a father with a severe egg allergy, I have baked many a Crazy Chocolate Cake in my time. I guess the reason it’s called ‘crazy’ is that the recipe is dairy-free and egg-free. In today’s world it probably needs to be gluten-free too, to cover all bases.

The recipe I’ve used for most of my life came from a hospital fundraising cookbook, and was okay, but nothing too special. I recently stumbled upon this recipe from Chelsea Winter and was intrigued. Balsamic vinegar? Would using dark cocoa powder make a difference? And… how good does that glossy chocolate icing look??? I had to give it a go. Continue reading “Crazy Chocolate Cake”

Chocolate, Rum and Raisin Truffles

Happy holidays everyone! I have been rather absent from my blog in recent months, due to a combination of factors – dud recipes, baking the same old things, being too lazy to write things up and getting mega stressed out with my PhD. This year I want to complete my PhD with my mental health in tact, so hopefully getting back on the blog will help with that. Continue reading “Chocolate, Rum and Raisin Truffles”

Easy Custard Squares

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How’s everyone doing? I’m enjoying being back on the blog and loving the sudden introduction to spring we’ve gotten lately! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, we’ve put our clocks forward so we’re getting sunny evenings, and the supermarket shelves are starting to fill up with my favourite summer produce at reasonable prices! Yay for asparagus, capsicums and avocados! It has really lifted my spirits which have been suffering a severe bout of PhD blues. Continue reading “Easy Custard Squares”

Eggless Chocolate and Caramel Swirl Cake

Hello everyone! How are we all post-Easter?

I had a pretty relaxed Easter… did some baking, did some housework, went to church, went for some walks, caught up with friends and family. It was so good to have a break! I had to go into the lab a couple of times, but it wasn’t too bad. Continue reading “Eggless Chocolate and Caramel Swirl Cake”