Cakes

and Cheesecakes

Rose and Pistachio Cheesecake

This stunning cheesecake is super easy to make and decorate. Hints of rose essence in chewy pieces of Turkish Delight, gives this cake a Middle Eastern flavour. If you want to wow your guests, this recipe is perfect for dinner party dessert.

Mango and Macadamia Nut Cheesecake

Smooth and creamy, simple to make and a stunning outcome that is sure to wow your guests. A tropical combination of mango and macadamia nuts makes it a perfect dessert for summer.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

A morning or afternoon tea favourite! This recipe is an infallible, simple melt and mix. The cake is always spongy and moist, while the cream cheese frosting marries perfectly with the cake’s chocolate flavour. Visually stunning, easy and delicious!

Orange and Almond Cake

Orange and Almond cake is gluten free as it is made on almond meal. This is a simple recipe that promises a delicious cake, made moist by an orange syrup that is drizzled on top. Crunchy flaked almonds and a dollop of chantilly cream finish this decadent cake off nicely.

Buttercream Icing

Lately I was asked to demonstrate how I incorporate multiple colours when I ice my cupcakes. I made the video, so here is the accompanying recipe for a basic buttercream icing.

Coffee and White Chocolate Cheesecake

This spectacular dessert combines subtle coffee and white chocolate flavours – not too sweet – with a chocolate biscuit base. Bring a little theatre to the table by adding a brulee top. Non-baked cheesecakes like this one are a breeze to make and can easily transform into a gluten free recipe if you use GF biscuits for the base. Very versatile!

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

This is the perfect celebration cake or it also makes a decadent dessert, especially if it is slightly warmed – the ganache oozes and a scoop of vanilla ice cream just tops it off! This cake is sandwiched with the triple whammy – chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream and top-coated with chocolate mirror glaze. A chocoholic’s dream!

Sticky Date Cheesecake

Sticky date pudding crossed with a classic baked cheesecake – a clever spin on everyone’s favourite dessert! Sticky date cheesecake is delicious, especially when served with warm caramel sauce and hey, why not go all the way and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

Love Cake

Love Cake is a popular treat in Sri Lanka, reserved for special occasions and celebrations. The complex and delicate flavour combination of cashew nuts, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, rosewater, lemon and almond essence, creates an ultimate exotic taste sensation!

Never Fail Cake

A basic vanilla cake recipe that everyone needs in their collection – super easy and always turns out light, fluffy and moist. Perfect for when you just want a tasty slab cake to decorate for birthdays and celebrations!

Almond Coconut and Vanilla Cake GF

This cake is light and delicious! It is a breeze to make and it’s gluten free. One of my favourite choices when I am catering for my GF friends and family. I like to serve it warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, but it is also yummy just the way it is! Perfect for morning or afternoon tea.

Persian Love Cake

Delightfully different, combining exotic flavours and spices to create a gorgeous treat for morning or afternoon tea. Although the origin of this cake is often disputed as not being Persian at all, the delicate flavour combination of cinnamon, honey, rose water, almond essence, nutmeg and lemon is characteristic of Iranian cuisine.

Easy Date Loaf

This is a recipe I have shared with many friends over the years. This is a simple, reliable recipe that you will return to time after time. This loaf always turns out moist and it keeps well. Medjool dates and brown sugar help create a caramel flavour. Best eaten warm with a good spread of butter.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

This cheesecake boasts 3 layers of chocolatey goodness. The top layer of ganache gives this dessert the finishing touch – visually and in terms of flavour. I love a good baked cheesecake, as the texture of the filling is always so smooth. This recipe is the definition of decadence. You don’t need a big slice as it is quite rich.

Keto Lemon Cake.

This low sugar, low carb treat is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea or coffee. The trick to succeeding in a Keto (or any) diet, is to feel as though you are not missing out on any treats you usually enjoy. A piece of this delicious, moist cake feels a little bit naughty, but you can be sure it is completely guilt free!

Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake

White chocolate cheesecake on a shortbread biscuit base, topped with strawberries poached in vanilla sugar syrup. Oh my! You HAVE to try this recipe. It is sure to impress your dinner guests – not too sweet and very, very smooth. This is cheesecake bliss.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Cheesecake bliss! A no-bake, smooth white chocolate cheesecake, freckled with pieces of Oreo cookie. One bite and you’re in Cookies and Cream heaven! Easy to make and sure to please your family and friends.

Banana Loaf

This is the best Banana Loaf recipe I have ever made! It is easy to make and turns out perfect every time! Soft, moist and best served warm with a generous spread of butter. Perfect for morning or afternoon tea on cold days.

Caramel Cheesecake

My Caramel Cheesecake is a dessert adaptation of a classic Caramel Slice. So easy to prepare and dangerously delicious!

Chocolate Party Cake

This celebration cake is the perfect entertainer! Layers of sponge cake sandwiched with a dark chocolate and Sweet Sherry mixture, all smothered in Chantilly cream and topped with roasted almonds. Quick and easy to make and assemble. The outcome not only tastes sensational, but it looks pretty darn impressive too! This cake is perfect if you want it to double as a dessert.