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Chocolate Ginger Cake Recipe with Chai Poached Pear and Candied Pecan by Cove Cake Design

Winter months and their associated festivities bring with them a desire to cosy up indoors with woollen jumpers and log fires, while our palates turn from light and fresh summer fare to rich and aromatic flavours. This Chocolate Ginger Cake Recipe with Chai Buttercream, Chai Poached Pear and Candied Pecans is inspired by those warm …

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Madeleines Recipe

Rose Butter Madeleines Recipe with White Chocolate and Pistachio from Cove Cake Design

I recently had the pleasure of receiving the most amazing organic edible roses whose scent was nothing like that from a standard shop-bought rose, they were just divine! I couldn’t help but think that that scent would be incredible if incorporated into a madeleines recipe. Madeleines are small French butter cakes baked in pretty scalloped-shaped …

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Orange Blossom Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

Orange Blossom Pistachio Shortbread Recipe from Cove Cake Design

I always love to have some cookie recipes up my sleeve, something that can be made quickly for an edible gift, or when expecting guests for an afternoon cuppa. For this recipe, I adapted a simple shortbread base to incorporate the delicate flavour of orange blossom combined with pistachio, pomegranate and a sprinkling of rose petals…a …

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Wedding Cake Trends 2017

Confection Perfection: 5 Wonderful Wedding Cakes Trends for 2017

With a flurry of engagements over Christmas and on Valentine’s Day, this time of year can often be one of the busiest for wedding planning. Amongst all the appointments and decisions, choosing your wedding cake however has to be one of the most enjoyable, and delicious, aspects of the planning process! If you are looking …

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Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Cupcake Recipe

Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Cupcake Recipe by Cove Cake Design

February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day which calls for some romantic baking! Dark chocolate and raspberry are a match made in heaven…here we have spiced up the combination in a cupcake recipe with the addition of some pink peppercorns. The spice adds an interesting little kick we well as being a pretty decorative flourish! This …

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Clean Cakes Cookbook Review by Cove Cake Design

Henrietta Inman is a Professional Patisserie graduate who perfected the art of classic patisserie in a number of award winning kitchens, including the Michelin-starred Lanesborough Hotel in London. A desire to open her own business, and a move to rural Suffolk, sparked an interest in local, organic and seasonal produce. Her baking philosophy simultaneously evolved …

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Clementine Cake Recipe by Cove Cake Design

Spiced Clementine Cake with Cranberry Curd and Pistachio Macarons Recipe by Cove Cake Design

This seasonal spiced clementine cake has a lovely moist texture, and paired with the silky cranberry meringue buttercream, would make a lovely light alternative to traditionally heavier Christmas cakes and desserts. Decorated with pistachio macarons and sugared cranberries it really is as beautiful as it is delicious! This clementine cake recipe has quite a few …

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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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Blueberry Swirl Marshmallow Recipe by Cove Cake Design

I have recently discovered the delights of homemade marshmallow. Far removed from the somewhat chewy shop-bought variety, these melt-in-your-mouth little pillows of sweetness carry a childhood nostalgia and sense of fun. The flavour possibilities are endless, from fruity concoctions to more adult alcoholic delights. My favourite are these blueberry swirl marshmallows, with the contrast of …

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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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Rose and Raspberry Macarons Recipe by Cove Cake Design

It’s hard not to be drawn to the prettiness and deliciousness of macarons! Bitesize sweet treats that can be made in a dazzling array of colours and flavours, they are the perfect gift or addition to any party. This Rose and Raspberry Macarons recipe was one of my first flavour experiments and perfect for the …

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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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Dark Chocolate Tonka Bundt Cake by Cove Cake Design

Dark Chocolate Tonka Bean Bundt Cake with Raspberry Glaze Recipe by Cove Cake Design

I am a huge fan of bundt cake! With just a little baking and a drizzle of icing you can create a stunning cake that is perfect for a celebration. This dark chocolate bundt cake is deliciously moist and a real chocolate indulgence for Easter. Tonka bean gives a musky vanilla aroma and is available …

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Pistachio honey cake

Pistachio and Honey Yoghurt Cake Recipe by Cove Cake Design

This Pistachio and Honey Yoghurt Cake with Orange Blossom and Pomegranate is nutty, dense and incredibly moist while the fragrant orange blossom lifts the senses on dark January days. Made with spelt flour, pistachio oil and naturally sweetened with honey, it feels satisfyingly wholesome after the excesses of Christmas. Serve with a dollop of natural …

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