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Chocolate Coffee Cake

The busiest time for birthdays for my family is from September running all the way through to February (with a few more birthdays scattered throughout the rest of the year).  This has its pros and cons.   It means that I need to be really inspired, present-wise, to make sure I have something to give everyone for both Christmas and birthday, but on the plus side it means I generally get to eat and sometimes make lots of cake.   Continue reading

New Zealand – Afghan Biscuits

Chocolate biscuits with a slight crunchy hit of cornflakes, chocolate icing and a little jewel of a walnut on top.  These biscuits are definitely something that have to be tried to be believed.  They are biscuits with the added decadence of rich chocolate icing, which makes them even more naughty.  They’re like nothing I’ve tried before and it’s very hard to stop at 1 or 2 or even 3!! Continue reading

Double Chocolate Cake

My sister asked me to make my nephew’s Christening Cake a few months ago which I was slightly nervous about but very excited to do.  I spent ages trawling through loads of recipes and ideas of what I could make and came across a delicious looking chocolate wedding cake recipe which sounded perfect.  I then had to decide how to decorate it.  Continue reading