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Two weeks ago my husband celebrated his 34th birthday and, as per tradition, I baked a cake to celebrate the occasion. My husband loves chocolate and this year he asked for a Sacher Torte…but after a “highly productive” evening spent browsing Pinterest boards I found a recipe by Smitten Kitchen that steered my baking plans to a new direction…

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The Best Birthday Cake by Smitten Kitchen is a recipe for vanilla sponge (yellow cake in American English) with a sour cream and dark chocolate frosting.

I immediately liked the frosting recipe as it didn’t call for any butter or cream… Continue reading

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I don’t as often as I used to nowadays, so when I do is usually for a special occasion: a birthday, a charity bake event at my husband’s office or a friends’ party. I used to bake almost every weekend in the first few years of this blog and I thought I would do it even more once I quit my office job. But life as a freelancer unemployed is hard and I am constantly running around, networking, writing my blog, taking photos as well as doing little jobs here and there just to pay the bills (and hopefully improve… Continue reading

Another year, another birthday, another cake! Today is my birthday and as per tradition I have baked myself a lovely cake. This year is the Hummingbird Cake!

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My recipe inspiration came from Jamie Oliver “Comfort Food” of which I received a beautiful copy signed by Jamie and customised with graffiti art at the book’s launch party last month.

You can see all my photos from #JamiesComfortFood party on my Facebook page.

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During the party at Recipease in Notting Hill, Jamie Oliver’s Executive Pastry Chef Ed Loftus baked this Hummingbird Cake (as well as other cakes) from the cookbook… Continue reading

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