Espresso & Rum Chocolate Cloud Cake With Tonka Bean Whipped Cream

Hello!  Yes, it’s been over one whole month since my last post, but I have been busy concocting delicious things.  Nespresso has once again sent me a lovely parcel full of the most gorgeous ingredients to inspire new recipes.  We are celebrating Nespresso’s limited edition Cubania, which boasts the highest intensity level Grand Cru yet…. 

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Banana Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve had a real thing for banana breads and cakes lately.  In fact, I just now took a loaf of banana bread out of the oven before I sat down to write this post about banana cake.  Bananas have been abundant in our kitchen, leading to some quite ripe bananas here and there.  I’m not sure what you all do with over-ripe bananas, but I immediately start searching for a banana bread or banana cake recipe; one that I haven’t used before or one that calls for ingredients that I have on hand already.  I came across a highly-rated banana cake recipe on my go-to recipe site, taste.com.au, a while ago and had bookmarked it…. 

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Ginger, Cardamom & Pomegranate Syrup Cake

I have a new favorite cake.  It comes from an unlikely source, for me – Donna Hay.  If you’ve been following my blog or Twitter stream for long, you may remember that I have hit and miss issues with recipes from Donna Hay.  The majority of her recipes I have made have ended up either in failure, or I just simply didn’t like the end result.  I’m not a novice at baking (although I’m far from being an expert) so I couldn’t understand why I’d have so much trouble with Donna Hay’s recipes.  I wasn’t even overly happy with her box mixes!  I eventually came upon my own conclusion that Donna Hay is a food stylist, not a chef.  Her food, magazines and products are absolutely stunning, but when it comes to recipes, they’re just not that great.  In my own opinion.

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Melting Ice Cream Cake

A little over 7 years ago, I was staring into my baby’s wide open eyes, wondering what on Earth she’d look like and what she’d be like once she grew up.  Wondering what sort of things she’d be interested in and what sort of conversations we might have one day…. 

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