Delicious, Finger Licking Red Velvet Cupcakes.

I had been craving a Red velvet cupcake for absolutely ages! Having been disappointed time and time again  by the bakeries in Doha and coffee houses, that either made them too sweet or too dry! I decided to try my hand at making them. For some reason I’ve always assumed that they were difficult and time-consuming…

Cake in a mug.

Do you ever get those times where you feel like baking somethings but just don’t have the effort at all? Well I do. Here is a go 2 recipe that I found and instantly fell in love with. I found this recipe on Buzzfeed Blue. I would totally recommend it if you have a relaxing…

Baking Hacks

I’m not sure about you but when I bake, I like to make it as simple as possible but still very intricate. As good as it is to take your time, not everybody has the time to bake. If you find baking too hard or not your kind of thing, then here are some hacks…

Iced Chocolate cupcakes

The academic year at my daughter’s school is winding up, and as usual before the end of the term they are having a party day! It’s one of the few days in a year that the kids are allowed to bring in unhealthy treats to share with their friends. As usual the request was chocolate…

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

The combination of walnuts and coffee is a personal favourite of mine! Nothing beats a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a steaming hot mug coffee. Lets just say that I tend to be a very happy person with all that caffeine rushing through my bloodstream. I’ve tried  a few recipes of this combination,…

Naked or Iced?

Imagine a world where there is no icing on cakes!!!! I can’t even begin to think of a Chocolate cake or a Red Velvet Cake without any Buttercream or Cream Cheese frosting! But when does the icing stop being that extra oomph of  goodness that only enhances the taste of the cake to being too…

Finger licking Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

As I mentioned in my last blog,(The Very Best Chocolate Fudge  Cake)  I searched high and low for the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting. I have been making my own Vanilla buttercream frosting for years now…but never a chocolate one. Having trolled the internet, and having read at least 10 different recipes. I finally came across…

The Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time again  when I start  planing my daughter’s birthday party. This year’s requested flavour was chocolate with chocolate frosting! With a My Little Pony theme!! This was after she changed her mind about twice. The chocolate cake bit was easy, as I had  made this cake from Marry Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes before, and…

Left over Banana Muffins… A healthy treat.

Bananas are an all time favourite fruit in my household, but the hot and humid climate of the country is not very kind to them. They tend to get over ripe in a very short span of time if not eaten within a few days, as often is the case. As was the case again…

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake.

A few weeks ago my Daughter had International Day at school, where the parents were encouraged to bring in a dish native to them, for a class of four year olds, as you can imagine it was a tough audience to cater to. But my biggest dilemma was choosing a dish! As a family of…

One egg cupcakes.

We all have days when we really fancy a quick treat, but don’t want to have loads of it left over. Mine is cupcakes, as much as I enjoy baking and having them with my coffee, I don’t always want to have loads left over. On a bright and sunny Doha afternoon, my daughter and…

Buttercream Icing.

As far cake decorating is concerned, buttercream icing is the holy grail. It’s extremly versatile, It can be used for sandwiching cakes, cram-coating  a cake before the fondant goes on. And it can be used for decorating cupcakes and cakes with all the different icing nozzles and pipping bags. Not only is it really easy to…