Grandma's Teacake Recipe

My Grandma’s Teacake Recipe is Quick, Easy and Uses Only Common Ingredients

Who else wants cake?

This teacake recipe was passed on to me by my beloved Grandma when I was much younger. She used to make this cake recipe in her home on the NSW Central Coast in Australia, and when I visited I used to help her. I’ve been making it ever since. What’s funny is that my mother (her daughter) has NEVER made it!

It’s very quick, easy and uses ingredients readily available in my pantry – sounds like a recipe right up my alley! As with most teacakes, it’s best eaten on the day of making.

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The Whole Family Will Love This Passionfruit and Nectarine Tiramisu

Ok, I know a classic Tiramisu has coffee and marsala in it, but I wanted a dessert Tiramisu that was lighter and fruitier.

So I adapted this to suit a lunchtime dessert – to celebrate my little baby boy (who is growing up way too fast). ┬áIt went very fast, so I almost didn’t get a photo of this. Luckily my sisters-in-law reminded me, when they requested the recipe on the day.

I’m still a massive fan of a rich, coffee tiramisu – It happens to be one of my favourite desserts. This recipe, while still being quite rich, is made a fraction lighter by the use of fresh passionfruit.

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Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

Delicious Jaffa-flavoured Whoopie Pies

Are whoopie pies the new cupcake?

Since they appeared on Masterchef, whoopie pies have been increasing in popularity here. It makes sense, seeing as the U.S. had a similar resurgence for whoopie pies. They are a cross between a cake and a biscuit, then sandwiched together with buttercream or ganache.

Whoopie pies are best eaten on the day of baking, but still ok the next day (That’s if there are any left!). And they really aren’t that difficult to prepare. I’ve noticed some packet mixes appearing on the shelves in the supermarket, but don’t be afraid to make them from scratch. I’ve made Jaffa flavoured whoopie pies here – My orange tree in the backyard is laden with ripening fruit. Another recipe I’m looking forward to trying is here.

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Beetroot and Chocolate Cake Recipe

Guilt-Free Chocolate and Beetroot Cake with All Natural Red Colouring

A moist chocolate cake recipe that doesn’t use butter? It’s yours for the making…

I still have plenty of beetroot growing in my garden, but I’m not complaining. It’s delicious and nutritious – even in cake! I’ve been meaning to try a chocolate and beetroot cake recipe for some time now. And I’m mighty glad I did. The grated beetroot adds moisture and some sweetness to the cake, and the kids don’t even notice that it’s in there.

I’ve added a chocolate icing to my cake, but another idea is to think of this cake as a Red Velvet style cake ( with all natural red colouring!) and use cream cheese frosting.
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