From Baking Disaster to Scrumptious Triumph

Hmmm Easter. Eggs.  Chocolate.  I know, I’ll make some cute chocolatey meringue nests and will fill them with sweetness and appeal to kids.  After all Easter Eggs are just for the kids, right? Yeah right.  Much as you swear you will not attack, a crumb passes your lips and then you are finished, you swoop…

Black Cherry Gateaux

Mother’s Day is a week away and if you’re stuck for funds a homemade cake is always a welcome and special gift.  Combining chocolate, cherries, liquor and cream makes this a grown-up cake that everyone will enjoy. With six children our days and weeks are very busy and time appears to fly by.  It was…

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Why not make your next weekend special for no reason other than you deserve to have some delicious cake every now and then.  I like to sneak some chopped raspberries into the cake mixture for extra moistness and we all fight to lick the icing bowl and spoons.  While you really ought not…

Chocolate Cake

When the birthdays come around in our house and I ask what type of cake they would like me to bake the answer is always the same –  “Chocolate!”.  They get that from me.  My favourite ice-cream is also chocolate, and it would be the dessert I would first look for on a menu.  I love chocolate…