Chocolate cake topped with strawberries and white chocolate buttons
Cakes, Recipes

Super chocolately (and super simple) chocolate cake

https://www.instagram.com/p/wjzuZWkwnU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I'm back from my super long hiatus i.e. I've just finished my Master's degree! Who would have thought it would take up so much of my time? But never mind that now; I have all the time I could wish for to bake bake bake. Stay tuned for plenty more bakes over the coming… Continue reading Super chocolately (and super simple) chocolate cake

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Banana and Cinnamon Cupcakes by CakeDiem
Cakes, Recipes

Banana and Cinnamon Cupcakes

Regular readers of my blog will know I purposely buy two extra bananas a week that I allow to go brown so I have an excuse to bake with them- my go-to recipe being banana bread. But this week I've went for something a bit different, mainly due to the fact I haven't been too… Continue reading Banana and Cinnamon Cupcakes

Perfect Pancakes by Cake Diem
Cakes, Easter, Holidays and Celebrations, Recipes

Perfect Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day everyone! Growing up, Easter was never really a big thing in my house- I've only every received two Easter eggs in my life (cue violin music). But now I have the pleasure of cooking for myself I can make Easter related things to my heart's content. First thing to tackle: Shrove Tuesday.… Continue reading Perfect Pancakes

Rice Krispie Footballs by Cake Diem
Bites, Decorations and theme, Holidays and Celebrations, No-Bake, Recipes

Chocolate Rice Krispie Footballs – Super Bowl Sunday

It's Super Bowl Sunday, guys! While the Super Bowl isn't that popular this side of the pond, I personally think it's fantastic. It's another excuse for a party, which is another excuse to EAT. After Thanksgiving Day, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption in the USA. Today is the second… Continue reading Chocolate Rice Krispie Footballs – Super Bowl Sunday

Strawberry and Banana Bread by Cake Diem
Cakes, Recipes

Strawberry and Banana Bread

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUw2kjWlh61/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Banana bread is my favourite. I make it all the time. In fact, when I go food shopping I always buy two extra bananas, which I know I won't be able to eat in time, so I can bake with them! I feel bananas are so versatile when it comes with baking and fruit… Continue reading Strawberry and Banana Bread

Decorations and theme, Halloween, Holidays and Celebrations

10 super easy Halloween Bakes ANYONE can do

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. Not really for its origins but because it's a great excuse to throw a fancy-dress party where everyone is happy with the theme. And with themed parties comes themed cakes. And themed cakes are awesome. Around this time of year, you will see cakes depicting whole… Continue reading 10 super easy Halloween Bakes ANYONE can do

Bites, Decorations and theme, Holidays and Celebrations, Perfect Presents, Valentine's

Brownie Hearts (Plus Brownie Truffles!)

So a while ago I mentioned I had an insane brownie baking day, and I've finally gotten around to a follow-up post. I literally spent 4 hours in the kitchen only armed with some heart cookie cutters and a piping bag. It was the best of fun though it was exhausting work. And it's all Martha Stewart's… Continue reading Brownie Hearts (Plus Brownie Truffles!)

Banoffee Blondies by Cake Diem
Bites, Recipes

Banoffee Blondies

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend came back from the shops holding two beaten up bananas and asked me to 'Do something with these.' Here's how the conservation went: Him: "Do something with these." Me: "Did you buy them like this?" Him: "No they got broken." Me: "How?" Him: "They were in the shopping bag… Continue reading Banoffee Blondies

Dulce de Leche by The Purple Foodie, on Flickr
How-to, Recipes, Techniques

Make Dulce de Leche from Evaporated Milk (with no risk of exploding tins)

Dulce de leche (is a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from caramelised sugar. Literally translated, it means "candy of milk", "milk candy", or "milk jam" in the same way that dulce de frutilla is strawberry jam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_de_leche I have always known you could make Dulce de Leche from boiling a full, unopened tin of… Continue reading Make Dulce de Leche from Evaporated Milk (with no risk of exploding tins)

Extra Special Brownies by Cake Diem
Bites, Recipes

Extra Special Brownie Recipe

I've had a brownie baking extravaganza today. Brownies are one of my favourite things to bake. They aren't quite cakes, they aren't quite cookies- they are a magically and unique combination of the two. Last year, I did not have access to any cake tins (student living is odd) so I baked sooooooo many brownies… Continue reading Extra Special Brownie Recipe