Recipes at Tea and Cake for the Soul

I could pretend to be the perfect hostess and housewife and impress you with my culinary delights, but the truth is I just like cake, and only when there is cake involved am I prepared to spend lots of time in the kitchen! Here are links to all the recipes that I have posted so far on Tea … Continue reading Recipes at Tea and Cake for the Soul


Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

I originally posted this for Chocolate Week but as it's also known as Christmas Crack I thought it was too good not to share this recipe for Chocolate Saltine Toffee again. We recently went to a lovely wedding held at the magical Enchanted Oaks in California. The family has bakers and chefs on both sides … Continue reading Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

Tropical Chocolate Ganache

Here is a very quick and easy, no-bake recipe for Tropical Chocolate Ganache. It's an extremely moreish tart and as it has fruit on it surely that means it's ok to eat anytime right! (Disclaimer: that comment is obviously for cake lovers or for people who try to justify when it's a good time to … Continue reading Tropical Chocolate Ganache

Dairy & Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend when I changed my diet to gluten and dairy free. On taking my first bite I was "hmmmm" unsure, but once the taste and texture had sunk in I was "mmmm" heaven. Totally moorish and addictive and it has been pretty much a weekly treat … Continue reading Dairy & Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

More Chocolate Brownies

Here’s another brownie recipe favoured in our household. Very quick and easy to make. Ingredients 100g butter 100g bar dark chocolate 2 small eggs 125g sugar 60g plain flour Pinch salt Teaspoon vanilla essence Variation – substitute regular butter and chocolate with a free-from variety to make dairy free (Coconut Vitalite is good for this recipe) … Continue reading More Chocolate Brownies

Rich Chocolate Superberry Cake

Today I made this rich chocolate superberry cake from a recipe that I adapted from a cappuccino cake, replacing the coffee with strawberry yoghurt and the cocoa powder with cacao. It is the lightest, moist most sublime cake I have ever made or tasted. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE 50g Cacao powder 6tbsp boiling water 3 … Continue reading Rich Chocolate Superberry Cake

Sunrises and Sunsets – Road Trip USA Days 2 & 3

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Friday & Saturday (days 2/3) Huntington Beaches, Orange County As I said we chose to stay in Sunset Beach which is part of the Huntington Beaches about 45 mins drive from LAX. We were planning on … Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets – Road Trip USA Days 2 & 3