Jellybean Rainbow Cake
This cake looks like it was lifted straight from Willy Wonka’s factory, however it is incredibly easy to make. You don’t need to be an experienced baker, all you need is patience. You may have come across this recipe when I shared it before the Irish Constitutional Referendum a number of years ago; I believe in equality for all families in all their wonderful shapes and sizes. I’ve also shared this recipe to celebrate #PRIDE because I believe that for too long people who do not conform to the norm have not been treated equally, and continue to be discriminated against. We can do better. Pride is an opportunity to…
Caitriona Redmond’s Christmas Cake Recipe
It’s not too late to make my Christmas Cake Recipe! Simply because it’s designed to be frosted or iced traditionally. It’s not quite as heavy as old-style cakes, nor as sweet, because the shot of espresso adds balance to the flavours. This is a firm family favourite in my house. Since I iced our cake last week the kids have been begging me to slice it early because they love fruit cake so much! Some of you may have spotted this Christmas Cake Recipe in Lidl Ireland stores in 2018. I’ve had many requests to put the recipe on the blog and here you go!
Honey, Ginger And Apple Cake
This morning a mist rolled down from the Mourne Mountains to the sea and enveloped our town in swirls of myth. I was half expecting to see Queen Maeve and her warriors charge past the front door as we piled into the car to get to school. It was the kind of mist that deadens the sound of engines, it made me feel like we were the only 2 people in the world walking home today. Just the small boy and I, wrapped against the frost and fog, racing back to get a hot mug of tea.
Chocolate Banana Cake
If, by chance, you have any chocolate left over after the excesses of last Sunday, you might want to consider making this chocolate banana cake. It’s cake, not banana bread, and will freeze for up to 2 months if wrapped well. Not that you’re going to want it to last that long!
Raspberry Poke Cake
Don’t worry, this raspberry poke cake isn’t a technical bake, it’s more of a crumbly gooey fun cake to make and enjoy. It won’t take you too long, and the most arduous part of this cake is the fact that you have to wait until it’s completely cool to enjoy it.
Lemon And Lime Cake
Baking in this house requires organisation because the 2 year old understands when I’ve something baking. He likes to sit in front of the oven and demand instant results. His naps are beginning to shorten too so if I want to bake I need to be able to lash a cake batter together rapidly and have it cooked and cooling by the time he wakes up.
Toffee Apple Cake
I’ve been testing this recipe for a while, in fact since Hallowe’en. I know it’s a long time to be playing around with a bake as important as Toffee Apple Cake but it was important that I got it right. My taste-tester-in-chief has declared it the best apple cake he’s ever tasted. He always says that, I think because he’s afraid if he doesn’t flatter me then his steady supply of cake will dry up. No matter, I have plenty of willing volunteers to take his place!
When I wear my heart on my sleeve I open myself up to people holding and forming opinions about me. Sometimes they upset me and sometimes I feel like screaming. Maybe it’s time I cleared some stuff up.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Cake
I was doing some work on the blog and realised that there was a gap of baking proportions. It’s not good enough and I apologise! I suppose a gluten-free chocolate cherry cake will have to do.
Plain Simple Vanilla Cake
Easter was a time for us to get together as a family. My parents are grandparents 7 times at this stage and it can make for very noisy celebrations. We are extremely fortunate that both my maternal Grandmother and Grandfather are still with us so including them in a family event was a given. When it came to organising the menu for the party, my siblings and I volunteered to bring a dish or an item to contribute to the table. So Mam decided to call it an Easter Tea Party.
Sweet Potato Cake
Lemon drizzle cake, but not as you know it. This sweet potato cake is moist, surprisingly light and I promise there isn’t a hint of savoury potato flavour hidden under the tart, sweet, crunchy topping made from lemon juice and caster sugar. In fact, I’d go so far as to say you’d be fooled into thinking there wasn’t a bit of potato anywhere near this cake.
Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake
I have been working the idea of making a Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake for a couple of weeks. Sometimes a recipe comes into my head and until I make that cake, it just keeps on bugging me.