The Bakinglady 

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everything you could ever dream of and more..


Funky monkey tray bake

Posted by me on October 27, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (190)

Over the last few nights I have been fantasising about a frosting containing toasted coconut and oven roasted squidgy marshmallows, I could almost taste it, the thoughts were that vivid!!! But what to put it on? What cake would be worthy of it’s awesomeness??? Friends, romans, countrymen.... I give you

2 large very, very ripe, brown and squi...

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Sticky Ginger and orange Parkin

Posted by me on October 4, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (110)

Having two recipes for the same cake, isn't a hardship as far as I'm concerned, the more yummy cake love in the world the better!!! I have added this second Parkin recipe with a zesty orange twist because it's just sooooooo good and absolutely perfect for cold, frosty days when your tummy needs an edible hug ❤️

170g self raising flou...

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Japanese cream cheese Soufflé cake

Posted by me on July 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (96)

I have wanted to bake one of these jiggly-wobbly-utterly delicious cream cheese cheesecakes for absolutely ages, and today is the day I finally put whisk to bowl and satisfied my hungry belly.... let me tell you... it was Soooooo worth it....

60g full afternoon cream cheese

20g butter at room temperature

50ml milk

30g plain flour...

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fig and lemon gâteau Breton

Posted by me on June 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (98)

The combination of creamy butter, zingy lemon and luscious figs, makes this simple French pastry an absolute taste sensation. I love to eat it warm from the oven. Because it's so simple, make sure you use the best quality ingredients you can afford, don't skimp , I guarantee it's worth it x


200ml water

150g soft dried fi...

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Chocolate avocado cake

Posted by me on May 13, 2020 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (100)

Don't let the addition of the lovable or loathsome avocado dissuade you from this utterly delicious cake. It's completely undetectable and You cannot taste it.... it just adds a richness and moisture that so many plant based (vegan) cakes lack. I made this for the first time during the first few weeks of the Covid outbreak when I couldn't get hold of eg...

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Gran�??s boiled tea cake

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (98)

My lovely Mum didn't bake very often but this delicious fruit cake was a family favourite, handed down from her mum and probably her mum before that. Full of juicy fruit and with a hint of orange and almond it's sure to become an old fashioned favourite x

350g Mixed dried fruit

150g Glacè cherries , halved

50g Mixed peel


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Berry Sunk and Dunk cake

Posted by me on April 26, 2020 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (114)

Although you pile the berries on top of the batter before baking, expect them to sink like jewels into the soft and fluffy cake...

What you need

320g plain flour

200g butter - melted, then left to cool but not set

5 medium eggs

180g caster sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla/lemon/orange or a...

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Bish Bosh Bash Banana cake

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (105)

Bish bash bosh banana cake

There’s nothing worse than spending half your morning lovingly measuring, weighing, sifting, stirring, creaming and folding a cake batter only for the finished article to be a total disappointment!

This cake takes minutes to make, just weigh three ingredients, slap everything in a large bowl, beat with a woo...

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Old fashioned bread pud

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (99)

Comfort food for me has to include one of the few things my Dad used to make.. an old fashioned bread pudding! Made with the stale bread, we would otherwise have thrown away, it was perfect, eaten hot for pudding or cold as a little something to see us through until dinner time. Dads secret ingredient was the tea he used to soak the stale bread in, befo...

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Chocolate pop cake

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (194)

Chocolate pop cake

250g self raising flour

300g sugar

3 heaped dessertspoons cocoa powder

Really good pinch bicarbonate of soda

250g butter or block margarine

250ml fizzy pop drink - you can use anything from cola to cherryade, orangeade to lemonade... whatever you like!

125ml milk

2 medium eggs, beaten

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Blueberry, orange and almond cake

Posted by me on November 3, 2016 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (94)

I would like to think of this sexy little number as a bit of a posh totty Battunburg with layers instead of squares but still under its customary mantle of gorgeous golden marzipan... bursting with zingy orange and fresh blueberries its the perfect cake for afternoon tea.

What you need

150g self raising flour

150g caster s...

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Ohrid Cake (pronounced Ochrid)

Posted by me on October 25, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (103)

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m always up for a bit of a challenge, whether its jumping 855ft off the top of a very tall building or skydiving from 15,000 feet, if it grabs my attention then I will have a go…

A few days ago one of my lovely friends asked me for a recipe for a chocolate cake that her and her partner ate recently in...

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Tell em' about the money....Mummy!

Posted by me on October 17, 2016 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (126)

Sometimes you just have to let your ‘INNER FREAK’ out, and Halloween seems to me the perfect excuse to have some decidedly creepy and freaky fun with my Mummy cake covered in chocolate bandages and filled with frog spawn and beetle bug frosting….

I had been thinking about this cake for days before I finally managed to get into t...

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Mardi Gras King Cake with cream cheese and pecan nuts

Posted by me on July 28, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (97)

If you happen to visit the city of New Orleans on Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday as it is affectionately known in the USA (Mardi Gras translated from the French means Fat Tuesday….) you will be mesmerised by the vibrancy, loud noise and party atmosphere of the carnival that happens at this time every year

Parades, marching bands, floats and ...

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Lady Baltimore Cake

Posted by me on May 6, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (99)

Lady Baltimore cake is a good, old fashioned slice of Southern hospitality on a plate and although it might involve a few different stages it is well worth the extra effort and time involved to make this Dense, white cake with its rich, moist filling of figs, raisins and Bourbon beneath a pure white frosting of Italian meringue... get ...

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The ultimate Carrot cake

Posted by me on April 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (103)

I’m incredulised (lol what a fabulous made up but very apt word) that this is the very first time that I have devised a carrot cake recipe for my website. This light, moist and gently spiced fruitcake is a staple on the afternoon tea table and a definite must have when it comes to Easter. My recipe contains toasted caraway seeds which add a gorgeous s...

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Luscious lemon cake with white choclate frosting

Posted by me on January 18, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (187)

What you need

200g caster sugar

200g baking margarine

200g self raising flour

4 medium eggs

2 lemons, finely grated zest

150g good quality lemon curd


200g white chocolate, chopped into small pieces

125g butter

200g icing sugar

1 level teaspoon Vanill...

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Chapel window cake

Posted by me on January 12, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (101)

In 1884 princess Victoria, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria married Prince Louis of Battenberg in Germany and a myth was born, the Battenberg cake…. It was said that the English bakers tried to emulate the skill of their German counterparts with their skills in modelling with marzipan and decorating cakes and created this tea time classic, shame it ...

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Greek orange, fig and hazelnut cake

Posted by me on October 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

12 slices

What you need

20g butter

1 level tablespoon finely chopped toasted hazelnuts

For the cake

150g caster sugar

150g baking margarine

1 level teaspoon of natural orange extract or the finely grated zest of 2 large oranges

3 medium eggs, beaten,

100g Greek yoghurt

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Posted by me on October 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (94)

I am truly fascinated by other cultures at Christmas time- or it could just be that I’m ultra nosy! And the food that is traditionally served as part of the yuletide festivities. I heard about this cake from Finland many years ago but was unable to find a recipe for it translated into English and unfortunately Finnish is most definitely NOT my second ...

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