Special Occasion Cakes

       

Christmas cakes are but once a year - make your next one extra special.     

       

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Amaretto BombeAmaretto Bombe

Another easy Christmas classic.It is a bit of a cheat, but it is light and delicious and makes a great table-topper at the end of a big Christmas dinner ...

 

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Apple and Walnut CakeApple and Walnut Cake

Not overly sweet, and has a moist texture which lends itself well to being reheated and serve with a little pouring cream ...

 

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Berry Swiss RollBerry Swiss Roll

Basic sponge is tremendously versatile and can be transformed in all sorts of ways – the most traditional of which is the good old Swiss Roll....


 

 

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Blackforest Icecream CakeBlackforest Icecream Cake

Easy to make with a little planning, this is a chilled take on the classic Blackforest Cake ...

 

 

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Blueberry Velvet CakeBlueberry Velvet Cake

Just like the raspberry version, for this recipe I have fused a stripped down, less sweet version of the original Red Velvet Cake ...

 

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Cheesecake Fruit FlansCheesecake Fruit Flans

This is a lovely fudge, great to give as presents or to have a the end of a long languid meal with lots of strong black coffee, maybe even a liqueur ...

 

 

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Chocolate Chestnut Tart with Salt CaramelChocolate Chestnut Tart with Salt Caramel

This tart exploits the soft musky flavour of the chestnuts in the flour used to make the tart shell as well as in a dense salt caramel ...

 

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Chocolate Hazelnut TartsChocolate Hazelnut Tarts

These little tarts are lovely for special occasions with rich chocolate, hazelnuts and salted caramel ...

 

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Chocolate Mousse CakeChocolate Mousse Cake

This is a very decadent dessert to be savoured on very special occasions. The cake itself is quite dense and flavoursome ...

 

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Chocolate Truffle CheesecakeChocolate Truffle Cheesecake

This will blow your head off.It is full of chocolate, it is rich it is delicious and it is a little bit wrong, but it is worth making – maybe just once a year ...

 

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Christmas CakeChristmas Cake

Every family has their own recipe for Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding. Our recipe evolved following a very boisterous party on Boxing Day which required a hefty cake, smothered with plenty of Christmas spirit ...

 

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Christmas Fruitcake WreathChristmas Fruitcake Wreath

Made with as many beautiful dried fruits, glace berries and nuts as you can afford, this looks spectacular on your Christmas table, and is a slightly lighter version of it's Christmas Cake cousin ...

 

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Ferrero Rocher CakeFerrero Rocher Cake

I am not mad keen on chocolate, but even I go weak at the knees when it comes to Ferrero Rocher – they are indeed the golden jewel of the chocolate world. This cake celebrates them in all their glory ...

 

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Harmony CakeHarmony Cake

I have made this cake to represent the many wonderful cultures that influence our food and festivities. There is pandan, saffron, honeyed chocolate, vanilla and mascarpone ...

 

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Lemon TartLemon Tart

Sweet and tangy this is a lovely elegant dessert - made in individual portions or as a large generous tart ...

 

 

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Pandan CupcakesPandan Cupcakes

Part of me loves Pandan cake just for the vivid colour - however the flavour is delicious too.  They look fabulous with brightly coloured frosting ...

 

 

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PanfortePanforte

Italian Christmas favourite ...

            

        

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Raspberry Red Velvet CakeRaspberry Red Velvet Cake

There are some cakes which can only be made for special occasions – this is definitely one of them!...

 

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TiramisuTiramisu

Coffee. Chocolate. Soft creamy clouds over spongy biscuits.... This has to be one of the most desirable desserts on earth, which is why I tend to make this rather regularly ...

 

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Viennese CheesecakeViennese Cheesecake

In the tradition of the Grand Salon, here is my ode to Viennese Cheesecake ...

             

         

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