Category Archives: Cakes & cuppies

Apple and Blackberry Cake

apple and blackberry cake

We moved into a new house this summer. I’m quite smitten with it. Oodles of space for our little family, stained glass windows and original fireplace features. Also, a big back garden which has been awesome this summer for BBQs, picnics and for little m to run around in. We’ve never had a garden before […]

Happy Easter

easter cupcakes

We are heading to the way-beyonds of south Cork tomorrow, taking a few days away to relax, sleep, eat and enjoy the outdoors. Before we go I thought I would leave you with some sweet easter treats. Happy Easter! These cupcakes were my first time adding malt powder to buttercream. Oh my. This is genius! […]

Sticky Rum and Date Cake

sticky rum date cake

Life is in flux for me at the moment. We will soon be moving our little family to a new home, in a new city, in a new country. This big move has come somewhat unexpectedly. If I had a ‘5 year plan’ for my life, this would certainly not have been in it. Never-the-less, […]

Lemon Coconut Cake

coconut lemon cake

This cake is as simple as it gets. 6 ingredients in a bowl, mix, pour into a loaf pan or 6″ cake tin. 45 minutes baking time and you have cake! I like the dense coconutty texture of this cake and the chewy golden crust. It’s perfect straight from the oven, also delicious for dessert […]

Happy 1st Birthday!

elmo birthday cake

Tomorrow my little M will be 1 year old. He has grown from a teeny ball of sleepy squish into a pint-sized ball of never-ceasing energy and noise. Scrambling around the house on all fours, little M is always exploring, and already showing his personality and asserting his little will. The 12 months since he […]

Easter weekend

carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Easter is here. This means a long weekend yippeee!!!! I’m looking forward to sunshine, chilling out with good friends, hot cross buns, chocolate, and perhaps a sleep-in if I’m lucky. Of course, Easter is also a special holiday to me, a time to reflect on the immoderate and undeserved grace of God. Not to …

Banoffee Entremets

banoffee entremet

I’ve been participating in “Daring Bakers” challenges for 6 months now. The Daring Kitchen is a group of cooks and bakers who collectively try out a new and challenging recipe each month and share their successes (or failures) at the end of each month. Its been a fun way to try making things I’d never […]

Cookies and cream cupcakes

I made these oreo cupcakes for a baby shower a couple of weeks ago. The cake is sweet, white and fluffy dotted with big cookie chunks. The 1/2 oreo cookie at the bottom is a sweet surprise which also helps hold the cake together somewhat while eating. The recipe for these cupcakes comes straight from […]

Epic Fail Blondies

mini blondies - fail

It wouldn’t really be honest of me to show you only the beautiful dainty things I bake. Because, truthfully sometimes the things that come out of my oven are not pretty at all. See, look at these: Ewww huh?! They’re supposed to be blondie bites – blondie batter baked in mini muffin cups. They were […]

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

guinness cake

Living in Dublin we occasionally have the pleasure of playing host to friends and family visiting the emerald isle for the first time. One of the outings we do with most visitors is a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, the original brewery of the famously Irish stout. The building is impressive and the tour …