Type: Cakes

April 26, 2021

Tessa’s spice cake

This is a simple spiced pound cake, but one that is seriously moist, with a lovely fine crumb. There’s enough going on,…

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Lemon and poppy seed cake (National Trust version)

However ambitious and discerning Helen’s palate, this light lemon cake is the one she’d take with her to a desert island if…

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Belinda’s flourless coconut and chocolate cake

Every month or so we gather in the test kitchen with our pastry chefs. It’s an open forum, with the chefs presenting…

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Celebration cake

All cakes are cause for a certain degree of celebration, but certain celebrations are cause for a cake with layers! This is…

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Coffee and cardamom pound cake

These next two (companion) recipes are adapted from the ‘Perfect Pound Cake’ recipe in Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Cake Bible. As it really…

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Neapolitan pound cake (for the family)

We’ve gone for the classic Neapolitan colours – brown, white and pink – with a pink icing. It’s basically heaven for the…

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Louise cake with plum and coconut

This is inspired by (but completely different to!) the ‘Louise’ cake: a hugely popular tea time treat in New Zealand. More of…

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Almond butter cake with cardamom and baked plums

When Helen was working as a pastry chef at Donovan’s restaurant in Melbourne, there was a seriously VIP reservation: Stephanie Alexander and…

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Pineapple and star anise chiffon cake

This cake is as light as it is large – the benefit being, of course, that everyone can have a great big…

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