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Christmas Cake Recipe with Toasted Almond Paste by Rachel Allen

Watch: Christmas Cake Recipe with Toasted Almond Paste by Rachel Allen

One of Ireland’s best loved chefs Rachel Allen shares her traditional Christmas Cake Recipe, but adds a twist with toasted almond paste. Follow this simple recipe video and take the stress out of your Christmas cake baking this year.   ABOUT RACHEL ALLEN Rachel Allen was brought up in Dublin and left home at eighteen …

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lemonsshizzlecake by susan jane white

Lemon Shizzle Cake Recipe by Susan Jane White

This sticky citrus lemon cake is practically belching with age-defying vitamins like E, C and plant-based calcium. Its fantastical glow comes from a spice called turmeric, also known as poor man’s saffron. Turmeric delivers a cargo of anti-inflammatory artillery for squeaky bones and damaged skin. Think of it as Botox baking. Makes 16 servings Ingredients: …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Cake Recipe with Goats Cheese Icing and Honeyed Walnuts by Cove Cake Design

Roasted Butternut Squash Cake Recipe with Goats Cheese Icing and Honeyed Walnuts by Cove Cake Design

Pumpkins and squash are synonymous with Autumn and October’s feast of Halloween. Here I have taken inspiration from my favourite winter salad of butternut squash, goats cheese and walnuts to create a twist on a traditional pumpkin cake. The roasted butternut squash cake is incredibly moist and fragrant with spices, contrasting nicely with the tangy …

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Blackberry, Hazelnut and Spelt Cake Bites Recipe by Liz Earle

There is a small amount of honey in this delicious blackberry, hazelnut and spelt cake bites recipe but no refined sugar. Most of the sweetness comes from the fresh and dried fruit. Well wrapped, these keep well for about five days or you can pop some in the freezer for another time. They also make …

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Elderflower Royale Mini Cakes Recipe by Cove Cake Design

Elderflower Royale Mini Cakes Recipe by Cove Cake Design

The summer months are the perfect time for using fragrant wild elderflower which grows in abundance on the elder trees which line many of our footpaths and hedgerows. One of the most popular uses for elderflower is in cordial, a sweet drink made from elderflowers, sugar and citrus such as lemon. Elderflower cordial is easily …

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Upside Down Pear & Ginger Cake Recipe by Lynda Booth of Dublin Cookery School

Dublin Cookery School have teamed up with Maven46.com to create a series of food videos that will not only make you salivate, but are also easy to prepare and try from the comfort of your home. This easy to follow recipe for a delicious Upside Down Pear and Ginger Cake is sure to satisfy and …

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Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe by Rachel Allen with Panasonic

The Ideas Kitchen has teamed up with celebrity chef and award winning author Rachel Allen to bring you this delicious lemon drizzle cake recipe using the new Panasonic breadmakers. This lemon drizzle cake recipe is one of the Ideas Kitchen’s favourites. The soft, buttery sponge is always moist and the crunchy icing topping makes this …

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Orange Almond Cake with Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam by Cove Cake Design

Orange Almond Cake with Rhubarb & Rose Petal Jam Recipe by Cove Cake Design

With the Irish rhubarb season now in full swing this cake is centred around a sweetly delicious rhubarb and rose petal jam. This has to be my all-time favourite jam and any leftover tastes delicious slathered on warm scones for a weekend treat! Here the jam is paired with a fragrant orange and almond cake, …

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Cove Cake Lavender Earl Grey Tea Cake

Earl Grey Tea Cake with Lemon and Lavender Recipe by Cove Cake Design

Earl Grey Tea is a black tea blend flavoured with bergamot orange. Its citrusy aroma naturally lends itself to flavouring cakes and confectionary and it pairs well with floral accents such as lavender. I have had varying degrees of success with Earl Grey cake until finally experimenting with this amazing recipe. The tea-infused milk adds …

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Grain Free Lemon Cauliflower Cake

Grain-free Lemon Coconut Cake Recipe by Peachy Palate

This ain’t like no other lemon coconut cake you’ve ever had before. Beautifully light and fluffy though not at all dry … it’s like a lemon cake with the consistency of a fudgy brownie … How on earth did I achieve this consistency? I didn’t lace it with lemon curd, though that would be a …

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Karyn Ryan Espresso Chocolate Fudge Cake

Espresso Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe by Karyn Ryan

If you want to finish off your Christmas dinner in style than this Espresso Chocolate Fudge Cake with Amaretto Biscuits and Chocolate Ganache fits the bill. With a hint of Espresso and some Amaretto biscuits, there will be no need for coffee! Ingredients: – 50g best-quality cocoa powder, sifted – 100g dark brown muscovado sugar – 250ml boiling …

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Halloween Spider Cake

Chocolate Orange Halloween Spider Cake Recipe by Karyn Ryan

Turn a yummy chocolate fudge cake into a spooky “Chocolate Orange Halloween Spider Cake” with some lovely orange frosting and melted chocolate. This would make a great cake for any Halloween Party! If you have your own favourite chocolate orange cake recipe that would work here too. Ingredients For the Cake – 150g self raising …

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