Valentine’s Day Love Cake

Valentine’s Day Love Cake The perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day! A delicious, easy to make cake, that’s not just tasty but also an aphrodisiac. Make this for your loved one and it will be a night to remember 😉 Buon San Valentino Ingredients For the cake 1 1/2 cups/180g all-purpose or plain flour 1 1/2 cups/300g granulated sugar 1/2 cup/50g unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Love Cake

The Leaning Tower of Pandoro

The Leaning Tower of Pandoro We have all heard of The Leaning Tower of Pisa… So here we have the Leaning Tower of Pandoro! Pandoro, similar to Panettone but with a few differences mainly that Pandoro is without the raisins and candied fruits. Pandoro is a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread, most popular around Christmas time and originated in Verona. True to its name (pan … Continue reading The Leaning Tower of Pandoro

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake Originally from Tuscany, this recipe is a favourite of our Nonna and always puts a smile on her face when we make it for her. We remember her telling us stories of how she would grind the chestnuts into flour to make this cake on the farm in Italy when she was young and this is our version of the … Continue reading Castagnaccio – Cheeky Chestnut Cake

Twintastico Chocolate & Hazelnut Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate & Hazelnut Olive Oil Cake This dense chocolate cake is rich with a moist centre and has the added health benefits of olive oil included. But don’t worry the olive oil is only just detectable and adds a silky smooth texture. As we all know olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet — an essential nutritional mainstay for the world’s longest-living cultures. Italian beauty … Continue reading Twintastico Chocolate & Hazelnut Olive Oil Cake

Twintastico Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Twintastico Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake This light and fluffy cake with the ricotta keeps the cake nice and moist and it has just enough lemon flavour to add that extra zesty zing… Ingredients: 3 eggs 250g caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 150g fresh full-cream ricotta, well drained 200g Plain Flour 75g Ground Almond Zest of 2 lemons Juice … Continue reading Twintastico Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake

Naughty Nutella Cake

Twintastico Naughty Nutella Cake Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy Nutella and that is basically the same thing 😉 Ingredients: Cake: 5 eggs 100g caster sugar 50g ground hazelnuts 50g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 400g Nutella Icing: 250g Mascarpone 250g Nutella 50g Icing sugar 50g Coarsely/roughly chopped blanched/peeled hazelnuts Method: Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4/350ºF. In … Continue reading Naughty Nutella Cake