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Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, you’ll find the perfect recipe to make your baking dreams come true.

So grab your whisk and let’s get baking! With our diverse array of cake recipes, you’ll discover options for every skill level and flavor preference. From light and fluffy sponge cakes to rich and decadent chocolate creations, our collection offers inspiration and guidance to help you achieve baking success.

Transform your kitchen into a joyful haven of scrumptious cake delights with our delightful cake recipes.

Pineapple Christmas Cake

Pineapple christmas cake

This Pineapple Christmas cake recipe is well known to New Zealanders, and has been ever since our pre-eminent chef Alison Holst first made it on national television 30 years ago. It has received thousands of positive reviews and comments over the years and many look to it as the tried and true ‘go-to’ Christmas cake. … Read more

Louise Cake Slice

Louise cage recipe

Louise Cake, with its shortcake crust slathered with raspberry jam and crowned with a delicately crisp coconut meringue, has been part of the New Zealand landscape for a very long time. Where does it come from? Its origins aren’t very clear, but rumour has it that it was created for the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter, … Read more

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Baumkuchen tree cake

The January 2014 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Francijn of “Koken in de Brouwerij”. She challenged us all to bake layered cakes in the tradition of Baumkuchen (Tree Cake) and Schichttorte (layered cake). Wow, this was a fun challenge! And a fairly labor-intensive one! You need to have a good measure of patience, given … Read more

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream & Caramel Sauce


You gotta love technology! Up until this last weekend, I’ve made do with a hand beater during the three years I’ve been writing this blog. And, I never figured it was a big deal… That is, until my hand beater gave up the ghost, and I was forced to buy a replacement. This time, though, I … Read more

Chocolate & Salted Caramel Layer Cake


It’s exactly a month ago that I made this celebration cake for my brother’s birthday. Yes, it’s taken that long for me to get around to posting it – what with all the Christmas baking and cooking over the last month, I just haven’t had a chance till now. So, without further ado, let me … Read more

Gluten-Free Easy Chocolate Cake

Gluten-Free Easy Chocolate Cake

I’ve made a couple of different chocolate cakes before, but this Easy Chocolate Cake has just become my go-to recipe. Why? Coz for very little effort (no electric mixer in sight) I got a moist, tender, super chocolatey, not to mention… gluten-free cake, just perfect for any occasion. I paired it with a gorgeous cream cheese icing … Read more

Zucchini Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cream


Want an exceptionally moist chocolate cupcake? All you need do is add zucchini. I kid you not! It’s the zucchini (or courgettes as we refer to them Down Under) that delivers the incredible moistness to this dark chocolate cupcake. But, in case you’re wondering, you won’t actually taste the zucchini. It’s in there providing some honest … Read more

Berry & Vanilla Cheesecake


I simply can’t resist cheesecake! I mean, who can, right? And, I have to say, this Berry Cheesecake proved an absolute winner! Almost all of my cheesecakes, since starting this blog, have been baked ones. Somehow they seemed more sophisticated and, more importantly, my sister – a cheesecake connoisseur – declared baked cheesecakes to be … Read more