Caramel Cake | Hello! Hooray!
Caramel cake

Today is World Baking Day and so I had to share a cake recipe with you! I made this caramel cake for my Mum’s birthday last month, and the recipe originally comes from the Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook (it’s a recipe by Nelly Ritchie who is in the Newcastle CCC – yay!). It was the first time I had made it but it was super easy – I just went a bit mad with the milk in the buttercream and it ended up being a little too runny as you can see! But it tasted amazing so nobody was too bothered 🙂  Read More

Banana bread | Hello! Hooray!
Banana bread

Some of you will already know that we only eat bananas in cake or bread form! Tom isn’t a fan of fruit, and I can’t get on with the texture of bananas at all. But in a cake, we both agree that they are delicious. This was the first banana bread recipe I ever made, and I was surprised that it wasn’t already on my blog to be honest! I found the recipe so long ago that I now have no idea where it is from, so I’m sorry that I can’t link up to the original recipe. I have scribbled ‘light brown sugar’ next to where the original recipe said to use caster sugar – I think the brown sugar really makes a difference here. Whatever you use, it’s really easy to make and is a good way to use up brown bananas – the browner, the better.  Read More

Banana and Nutella cake

Last weekend, we packed up the remaining items in our old kitchen in preparation for the builders to knock through at some point soon. It’s going to be really dusty, so best to get things out of the way in advance! We decided to do one last bake in our oven, which is incredibly old and has hung on in there for the last 5 years, something which we are very grateful for. We spotted some reduced bananas for 4p each and as we love a bargain decided that a banana cake would be good.  Read More

Buttermilk cake

Our building work is in full swing now so there isn’t really much cooking or baking going on at the moment. The work only started on Wednesday, and I’m missing it already! So it’s a good job that I have been saving up a few foodie posts to use whilst it’s all happening. I made this delicious buttermilk cake a long time ago now – it’s really easy to make and is great for any occasion. I had never used buttermilk before making this, but it makes the cake really moist. Yum!  Read More