As I was catching up on my YouTube subscriptions, this little cake appeared in the list for one of my favourite channels, Cupcake Jemma. The hubby happened to be around at the time and watched it with me then requested I make it immediately. Unfortunately for him, there were no blueberries in the house, but the next day I headed to the shops to pick up some to make this ridiculously delicious Blueberry Crumble Cake.
Way back in 2013, the hubby and I sat down and watched another episode of one of our favourite YouTube channels, Laura in the Kitchen. This particular episode was for a molten lava cake, but not chocolate in flavour as you might often see. Whilst the episode was still playing, the hubby searched the interweb to find the key ingredient, which isn’t readily available in Australia, to make the scrumptious looking Butterscotch Molten Lava Cakes.
Usually when I have bananas that are reaching the end of their life I make banana bread or a banana cake but this time I wanted to do something different. I also was in the mood for making some scrolls and knowing that Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction has some amazing scrolls (or rolls as they are sometimes called) on her website, a quick search resulted in a recipe which met my needs.
So for your viewing and eating pleasure, I present Banana Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Scrolls.
I was a little late this month checking out what the Daring Bakers Challenge was for June, but I am sure glad I checked as this little number turned out to be super delicious. Thankfully we were having visitors this weekend which meant I could make this dessert to share so the hubby and I wouldn’t have to eat it for the next week, not that either of us would have minded I suppose.
We were asked to create either a Charlotte Royale or a Charlotte Russe. A Charlotte Royale is made in a bowl lined with swiss roll cake slices (similar to the Southern Bombe) where the Charlotte Russe is assembled in a loose bottom pan lined with ladyfingers. I decided to go for the latter as when looking for inspiration I came across an all chocolate version which was just calling my name.
You know I have a love of all things “malt” so when these Malteser Cupcakes appeared in my YouTube feed it was only a matter of weeks before they were whipped up in my kitchen.
Yes, this is yet another post that has stemmed from a YouTube video so I wouldn’t be surprised if you thought I spent all day watching YouTube (if I am honest, some days I do). The creator of this one is Cupcake Jemma who is in the UK and has a gorgeous looking shop by the name of Crumbs & Doilies in London which is on my list should I ever be lucky enough to get over there.
When this months Daring Bakers Challenge was announced, I was pretty excited as lamingtons were on the menu. You have seen me make these delightful little morsels before when I made the standard lamington covered in coconut as well as the colourful sprinkletons.
This time, I decided to go with chocolate as the main, and only, flavour and whipped up these Triple Chocolate Lamingtons which I have dubbed Chocingtons.
A couple of years ago a tutorial from The Cake Blog appeared in my Pinterest feed for a DIY Rainbow Sprinkle Cake. Of course I pinned it straight away, but in true Cath fashion, it has taken a couple of years to actually have a go at it.
I did not make the cake in rainbow colours as Kate from The Greedy Baker did in the tutorial as I was going to have five macaron colours to match the cake (however in the end, I only ended up with two) but as there would be a few gluten intolerant folks consuming this cake I converted my favourite vanilla cake recipe into a gluten-free version so no one was left out.
Given there are two Popcorn and Malteser Macaron posts on this blog, you might assume that I am a fan of the malt flavour. Well that assumption is correct my friend. In fact, my go-to milkshake flavour is the combination of two of my favourite things, vanilla and malt.
One night, the hubby and I were watching Better Homes and Gardens where Fast Ed was making meatloaf. The hubby was pretty impressed with it, maybe the fact it was wrapped in bacon had something to do with it, and I talked about making it for him. Well, a million years later it finally happened.
The nights have started getting quite cool in our neck of the woods, after all that is generally the effect winter has, which makes it perfect for a nice, hot, comforting meal. Our friend J was coming over for dinner and it was a good opportunity to make the meatloaf so the hubby had someone to share it with. Now it ended up being a little bit of a mess when it came time to serve it, but the flavour was there and that’s really what matters at the end of the day.
So you will have gathered by now that I am in love with the rose shape/swirl as I use it for my cupcakes, on cakes and even, to a possibly far-fetched connection, in my vegetable tart. It will come as no surprise that I actually own a rose shaped cake tin.
I have had this beautiful tin from NordicWare for quite some time now and I definitely do not use it enough. So it was time to call on another recipe I have had pinned for quite some time now, being a Maple Apple Cake, to showcase the gorgeous shape this tin creates.