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Raspberry, cardamom and almond cake recipe

Raspberry, cardamom and almond cake

Even the children were impressed by this unusual summer cake! The cardamom is distinctive without overwhelming the lovely summer flavours of raspberries and almonds. I admit, I took a couple of shortcuts here. All hail to the master bakers who grind up their almonds and seed their own cardamom pods. I’m afraid I considered this […]

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Summer berry lemon drizzle cake

Summer berry lemon drizzle cake

Layering vanilla cake with summer fruit berries before baking gives this classic lemon drizzle cake a fresh summer makeover.  I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of fancy recipes lately. It happens sometimes, when my gastronomical ambition runs away with itself, without checking the actual time I have available (see peak-season roster, oops). So I was refreshed […]

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Strawberry sour cream streusel cake sliced

Strawberry sour cream streusel cake

I am tempted to say that this summer delight may well be the best strawberry cake I’ve ever made. A bold claim, I know. And all the other strawberry cakes on this site are bickering amongst themselves about what makes this one so special. Well – here’s my case: sweet and sour: I find strawberries […]

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Blackcurrant and lemon curd cake

Lemon curd and blackcurrant cake

This is a zingy and moist cake, the tart blackcurrants and sweet, creamy lemon curd complementing each other well. I’ve attempted this a couple of times now: the first time, I mistakenly poured all the lemon juice into the mixture instead of reserving it for the drizzle. It wasn’t a complete disaster as it was […]

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Gooseberry cake slice

Gooseberry cake

This is a lovely cake, just as good eaten cold with coffee or served warm as a dessert with cream or custard. I make it in the winter with frozen gooseberries, and I don’t bother to top and tail the fruit. This recipe also works well with blackcurrants – just replace the gooseberries with the same quantity of […]

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