Author: Gatuiri

Savoury Oats Two Ways

I love oats and to imagine prior to 2020 I wasn’t eating oats. I would enjoy them in muesli, granola and oatmeal cookies but never on their own. Hilarious! These days oats are a pantry staple in my home. They are the perfect base for just about anything whether you […]

 

Cinnamon and Cardamom Moist Zucchini Loaf

Did you know that you can use grated zucchini in cake? Oh yes, you can. Zucchini or courgette is a great addition to cake batter as it adds moisture to the cake. Essentially one doesn’t really taste the zucchini. This loaf is very easy to make and yields a mildly […]

 

Mixed Berry Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

It’s my birthday! 33! Jesus year. Excited to celebrate another year and keeping with my tradition I’m baking my own birthday cake. I’ve made a mixed berry cake based off my vanilla cake recipe which coincidentally I shared last year for my birthday. This cake is the perfect combination of […]

 

Rich Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Every cake lover and baking enthusiast needs a decadent chocolate cake recipe in their arsenal and I’m sharing mine today. Tender and soft chocolate layers with a rich chocolate buttercream frosting. Chocolate cake is one of my all time favourite cake and I enjoy having a slice with some chilled […]

 

Kenyan Black Forest Cake

Originally the Black Forest Gateau or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte as it’s called in German is a cake made up of chocolate sponge layers filled with whipped cream and cherries then covered with more whipped cream and chocolate shavings. In Germany for it to be called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte , it’s law that […]

 

Nutty Soy Spaghetti

Leftover spaghetti from dinner? Let’s make a quick fix. I used the ingredients I had on hand. I included the leftover french beans and carrots stir fry from the same dinner. What I loved about making this was that it was ready in 5 minutes. Essentially everything is already cooked […]

 

Lemon Loaf

Looking for the perfect cake to accompany your hot beverage? Well look no further, this lemon loaf is the perfect tea/ coffee cake. Rich and flavourful, drenched in lemon syrup and topped off with some glaze. This is the ideal cake for when you couldn’t be bothered to make frosting […]

 

Basic Vanilla Cake

A basic vanilla cake recipe is a necessity in any baker’s arsenal, whether hobbyist or professional. It serves as a base for many other flavours. From just a vanilla cake recipe you can add different essences or ingredients to yield a totally different cake. Addition of some lemon zest and […]

 

Red Velvet Madness

Red velvet is one of those cake flavours that is sort of misunderstood and thus liked and disliked in equal measure. For starters, red velvet cake is a mild chocolate cake, yep. Why the red colour?