Whole Orange Cake with Chocolate Chunks

 

whole orange cake2.jpgYou can definitely say I’m going through an orange phase. With so many juicy oranges and mandarins this season, it’s hard to resist not experimenting with these lovely citrus fruits.

I wanted to make a really “orangey” orange cake. One that doesn’t just have the aroma of orange zest but a more substantial, intense orange flavour. So I boiled a whole orange. Continue reading

Strawberry Almond Loaf Cake

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First of all, I love the look of this loaf cake. Spots of red fruit scattered randomly in a tender, velvety interior, is a very promising “introduction” to the taste, don’t you think? This is a really tender, buttery, moist, great tasting cake. The one, you will bake when your mother in law comes over for tea. The almonds work beautifully with the strawberries and add fantastic flavour. You can use blueberries or raspberries if you prefer. Continue reading

Pear Hazelnut Cake

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When I first tried to make this cake, I put the pears on top of the batter and baked for 90 minutes. It was delicious and the cake looked very attractive, but since the pears were on top, and the cake has risen substantially, there wasn’t a piece of pear in every bite. That wasn’t good enough! So I decided to lay the pears in the middle of the cake. That worked best! A final sprinkling of ground hazelnuts is all this cake needs. Continue reading