baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

Black Magic Cake

May 15, 2020

Fancy yourself a soft and moist chocolate cake covered in decadent buttercream and a layer of silky smooth ganache? Well then say hello to this Black Magic Cake.

Back in the day, my gran’s favourite box of chocolates was called Black Magic. I remember exactly what the box used to look like and what the chocolates inside smelt like. I was never a fan as a kid because I didn’t like dark chocolate, but if they were still around today I’d be all over them like a white on rice.

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Riet River Rusks

May 13, 2020

Every year we go to Shane’s mom’s family holiday cottage in Riet River where Shane as well as his mom, have spent pretty much every December of their lives. It’s a magical place just a few meters away from the most beautiful beach, which often has absolutely no one on it. Rolling dunes, fresh air and your only concern being, what you’re going to have for lunch, dinner or in this case tea 🙂 Que Riet River Rusks.

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Upside-down Pecan Nut Honey Cupcakes

May 1, 2020

Are you a fan of pecan nut pie and what about vanilla cupcakes? If you have answered yes to both these questions then say hello to these Upside-down Pecan Nut Honey Cupcakes.

Picture if you will, a sticky, nutty, honey and cinnamon topping sitting on top a fluffy vanilla cupcake. They are a bit of a twist on a classic pecan nut tart, but a twist I’m ready to embrace with open arms.

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Mother’s Day 2020

April 29, 2020

It’s almost Mother’s Day 2020, a Mother’s Day that I don’t think a lot of us are going to forget, just like this whole year I’m sure.

I was thinking about all these types of events coming up and how differently we’re going to have to celebrate them, it’s crazy to think that only a few months ago the world was literally an entirely different planet!

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Loukoumades aka Greek Doughnuts With Honey And Cinnamon

April 27, 2020

When I was a kid my gran and mom used to make Loukoumades aka Greek Doughnuts With Honey And Cinnamon. If you are unfamiliar with this particular Greek treat, then let me give you some insight. They are bite-sized pockets of dough, deep-fried until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and then drizzled in warm honey and cinnamon!

They are delicious beyond words and the mere mention of them transports me straight back to my childhood.

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Best coffee cake in town

April 21, 2020

So when I say that this is the Best Coffee Cake In Town, I mean it! My mom, who is a huge coffee cake fan gave it to me a couple of years ago and I have never looked back! It’s really simple to make and doesn’t require a lot of pantry items, which as far as I’m concerned is the best kind of cake.

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