who doesn't love chocolate Oreo cake... Especially that oreos can be vegan too!
Oreo cake all round.
I recently made this cake for work for our Macmillen coffee morning and oh wow this cake was a hit. We had a Bake off at work for the event before selling the cakes and I won 'BEST BAKER'!
The dream is coming true i'm one day going to be Mary Berry. Hehe!
I've decided to show you both recipes for this cake, whether you want to make a vegan oreo cake or a oreo cake using dairy products.
Now the decoration is up to you, you'll ned an even amount of butter icing to sandwich the cakes together and then the rest is up to you.
*you can do a full Iced cake or just ice the top of the cake with little blobs ( I don't know what else to call them) to place the whole Oreo cookies on.
Any issues please message or comment and I will get back to you.
Good luck and enjoy the best Oreo cakes everrrrr!
what's more fitting than a baking blog post, when its bake off week!
I know nothing else seems right.
The Great British bake off is back.... finally! Its not the same without Mary Berry, Mel and Sue but its one of those things that the British public are going to have to adjust too. But to be truthfully honest with you I still loved bake off last night and I just wish it was on every night; roll on next Tuesday.
So to celebrate bake off coming back I thought I would share with you a new recipe I have tried out, which went down a hit with everyone if I do say so.
Coffee and walnut cake, nothing fancy just yummy cake!
so for this recipe you will need-
100g unsalted butter at room temperture
100g caster sugar
2 large free range eggs
100g self raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
50g chopped walnuts
1-2 tsp coffee essence (I used 1-2 tsp fine coffee powder which worked fine)
For the butter cream and topping:
75g unsalted butter
225g Icing sugar
2 tsp milk
2tsp coffee essence or coffee powder
8-12 walnut halves to decorate
* Firstly you will need to preheat your oven to 180c/160c fan and Gas 4.
*lightly grease 2 18cm/7in cake tins and then line the base with baking parchement.
*Next in a large mixing bowl mix together the softened butter and caster sugar with an electric whisk until creamed together.
*Then slowly add the egg, with each drop of egg add 1-2 tbsp of flour so the mixture doesn't separate. once all the egg is mixed in add the remaining flour, coffee essence or powder and baking powder. Until well combined and smooth.
* Divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins, then smooth out the top using a spatula.
*Bake for around 20-25 or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once cooked take out of the oven and leave the cake in the tin for around 5-10 mins to slightly cool before removing.
* Then remove cakes from tins and leave to cool on a cooling rack until cool to the touch.
For the butter icing-
*Slowly start creaming the butter and then slowly start adding the icing sugar a little at a time to try and stop to much mess!
* Then when the butter and Icing sugar has been creamed together add the coffee essence or powder.
* choose the best cake to go on top and put the butter icing on the top of one cake and bottom of the other so they can be sandwiched together.
*carefully Ice the top of the cake and place your walnut halves equally around the top of the cake.
*Serve and enjoy x
There you have it one super yummy and moist coffee and walnut cake ready for you to make and enjoy while watching Next weeks Bake off!
Today was spent with one my all time favourite people eating great food and drinking amazing tea.
Finding cute and quirky little cafes on the Island is one of our favourite things to do, not just for the cute interior to take amazing photos but of course for the yummy lunches and fruit tea.
We found a little B&B 'One Holyrood', it was right up my street all vintage decor and interior. My favourite!
I've tried and loved the Avocado on Toast with poached eggs and the Homemade butternut squash and sweet potato soup, I highly recommend both.
Rachael had the chicken and bacon salad with balsamic vinegar which also looks rather delicious, so I would highly recommend that as well.
We also had some lemon drizzle cake but there was no time for a photo as it was gone way to quickly. Lovely cake, very tasty.
'One Holyrood' is also a B&B and I've known a few people that have come over to the Island and stayed in there and they've only had lovely things to say about it. So if you ever find yourself coming over to the Island for a short break I highly recommend you checking out
'One Holyrood' as I don't think you will regret it one bit.
Let's hope for many more days like this, this year with great company and great food!
This is no ordinary avocado on toast... .This is the greatest avocado on toast (in my eyes and my best friend/photographers any way hehe......)
Now you may ask what makes this avocado on toast so special the secret is kale crisps, I feel that its gives the dish another texture, great taste and flavour from the spices that I cook the kale in and also ginger and chilli salt (which is by Jamie Oliver).
This is such a simple and easy dish to make for lunch or even breakfast. No lie I eat this around 3-4 times a week and I don't regret it at all haha!
Method- Avocado on toast
Step 1- Boil the kettle. Once boiled add the water to a medium size saucepan and keep on a low boil. Slowly and careful add the eggs one at a time to water using a large serving spoon.
For a runny yolk leave to cook for around 2-3 minutes, for a firm yolk cook for around 4-5 minutes.
Step 2- Add the bread to the toaster.
Step 3- Remove the skin and the stone from the avocado and add to a bowl.
Step 4- Add the tsp of lemon Juice, salt and pepper to the Avocado and mash until it forms a smooth paste like texture.
Step5- Add the Avocado paste to the Toast.
Step 6- Add the sun dried tomatoes if you wish.
Step 7- carefully remove the eggs from the water and place on the toast with the Avocado. season with the salt, pepper and the ginger and chilli salt if you wish.
Step 8- Finally add a generous sprinkling of the kale crisps over the top.
And there you have it the greatest avocado on toast everrrr!
Time to put your feet up and enjoy...
I actually can't believe how quick and easy smoothie bowls are to make! I've always seen SOso many recipes and Instagram posts on smoothie bowls and have always thought they looked LUSH. But I never bothered to try and make one because I thought it was too much hassel.
Well I've finally got round to make one and i'm never going to stop!
A few months ago I went to Australia with my family and I ate so much amazing food but one of the dishes that stuck with me the most was a smoothie bowl that I had in cafe called 'decisions cafe' (you should check them out on Instagram @decisionscafe) and it was one of the best things I have ever tasted. It was so refreshing.
Dragon fruit smoothie bowl... wow!
Since having tried this smoothie bowl in Australia it really inspired me to try and create my own. which I have done. Many times. But not one of them has been as asaesthetically pleasing as the one from decisons cafe, one day the art will come to me.
so today I thought I would share with a quick and easy smoothie bowl for you to try out for yourself. Even though most of the time I like to put any old fruit in the smoothie maker and see what happens, for my first time I like to follow a recipe and then I experiement once i've tired it out.
So i've come up a super simple recipe for you to follow.
The Perfect Smoothie Bowl:
To create the perfect smoothie bowl you can literally use any fruit and topping you wish but today I am going to share with you the ingredients I Used.
Frozen berry fruit mix
Rice milk (around half a cup full)
(for each portion of frozen fruit I used between 1-2 handfuls of fruit but you can use as much or as little as you want depending on how much you want to make)
Sky's the limit when it comes to smoothie bowl toppings....! You can mix it up and experiment with new delicious toppings and flavours... Keeps each smoothie bowl unique and interesting!
Add the smoothie ingredients into the blender and process until you have achieved a smooth/ creamy mixture.
Divide into serving bowls or keep it all for yourself (shhhhh! I won't tell) and then top with either the same as me or whatever takes your fancy.