Baking

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 […]

 

Carrot and Banana Loaf

*This post was supposed to go live on 7th February , then I experienced some technical difficulties* So my son turns one today!!! Anyway back to the recipe. This recipe was born out of leftover carrot cake batter that I added some mashed ripe bananas. I’ve since improved it and […]

 
raspberry lemon cake leotunapika

Raspberry and Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve known Rachael for more than half my life! She loves traveling, reading books and dogs. She also runs a travel blog Safari254. Today is her birthday, she had me over at her place over the weekend and we baked a birthday cake. A raspberry and lemon cake with cream […]

 
chia seeds muffins

Oat and Chia Seeds Banana Muffins

Chia seeds are all the rave now. These whole grains are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, antioxidants, calcium. There neutral taste make them the perfect addition to just about anything. From adding them to drinking water, to Instagram worthy chia puddings to parfaits, sprinkled over your morning cereal […]

 

Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls

These buns will be the end of me, well the my waistline at least. I enjoy baking and cinnamon rolls are those indulgent things that I occasionally make and recently when I found some raspberries on sale I just had to buy them. I know some of us might find […]

 

Cinnamon and Grape Muffins

It’s grape season, well those grapes with tiny seeds that you see being hawked in the streets of Nairobi. Sometime back as I thought of something to make for breakfast, I realised I had some grapes leftover and decided to try using them. I loved the result and figured I should […]

 

Homemade Brown Bread

I love reading feedback from my readers and once in a while I also get requests for things you would love to see me make. One such request was from Ciiku who sent me this via my page. “Hi, I love your blog. I’m tired of supermarket/local brown breads and […]