Posts Tagged ‘cakes’

Retro Classics: Pineapple Upside-down Cake

 

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The recent cold snap has had many of us scrambling to the kitchen for any excuse to turn on the oven and daydream of sandy beaches and pineapple palms. So the next time you turn on the oven, why not take a trip in the time machine back to the fifties and sixties, the golden age of pineapple upside-down cake, a retro classic that is great any time of year. Continue »



And the Oscar goes to Chocolate Nut Torte

 

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I have a friend coming over to watch the Oscars on Sunday who is gluten intolerant. I have a great snack plate planned, heavy on the fruit, cheeses and nuts, but really am craving a rich, chocolate cake to serve in the latter stages of the awards; something simple, quick and easy to make, but still divine and decadent. Luckily I have just the answer, an amazing chocolate cake based on Laura Calder’s recipe for Picnic Chocolate Cake that appears in her wonderful cookbook, Paris Express. Continue »