Cakes and muffins

Baked Mango Cheesecake

Baked Mango Cheesecake

This Baked Mango Cheesecake is a triple-layered treat that uses three fresh mangoes.   This recipe can also be made up using frozen mango flesh, however it's at its best when mangoes are in season and you have that wonderful problem – surplus fresh mangoes. To find...

Cherry Cake

Cherry Cake

Nana Ling's Cherry Cake Recipe has more than a dash of nostalgia among the ingredients. It's the type of cake I imagine she'd serve up for me if I could travel back in time to 1942, when she recorded it, and pop in for a visit.Fresh cherries and blanched almondsThe...

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

This Christmas Cake Recipe is from Nana Ling's handwritten collection and dated 5 December 1941. It's a little slice of history and – today – a cake to make your Christmas extra special.A slice of historyThis recipe was recorded by Nana Ling just two days before the...

Passionfruit Sponge Cake

Passionfruit Sponge Cake

Feel like stepping back in time some days? Then just whip up this old-fashioned Passionfruit Sponge cake.Nana's Passionfruit Sponge CakeThis is the type of recipe that our grandmothers always had stored away in their head. An old-fashioned sponge cake – this one is a...

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

If you love your local cafe's Orange and Poppy Seed muffins, this recipe will help you re-create your favourite treat at home. This recipe is so simple and, dare I say, the results so good that you may decide to skip the cafe for good. Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins:...

Cream Scones

Cream Scones

If you're searching for the best scones recipe around, add this Cream Scones recipe to your list of contenders. It's simple to make – no rubbing in butter required – and the texture is deliciously light. A scone recipe with creamIn my search for the best scone recipe,...

Mother’s Day Cake

Mother’s Day Cake

This Mother's Day Cake is a celebration of everything we love about the day devoted to mums. And while it looks fancy, it's quite simple to put together.Chrysanthemums and cake for Mother's DayThe chrysnathemum, our most popular Mother's Day flower in Australia, is...

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes, or Rock Buns as they are sometimes called, are a traditional fruit cake. They are – thankfully – more cake than rock.Rock Cakes are crispy on the outside and a little less perfect in shape than most cakes. It's easy to see how they got their name. But...

Cherry Ripe Love Cake

Cherry Ripe Love Cake

This one's for you Cherry Ripe lovers. This heart-shaped cake is packed with the gorgeous flavours of Australia's favourite and oldest chocolate bar, the Cherry Ripe.  You'll need just minutes to whip up this Cherry Ripe Love Cake. And it might disappear just as...

Jelly Lamingtons

Jelly Lamingtons

If you love traditional Lamingtons, then you might like to try this pretty variation. Jelly Lamingtons are a delectable twist on this Aussie favourite.Making Jelly LamingtonsThe process of making jelly Lamingtons is much the same as the process for the chocolate...