Blog Posts - Small Cakes



Baked Lemon Donuts

I profess to having a certain fondness for donuts, especially the cake type.  I like those ones much more than the yeast once, although they are also certainly very good and have their place.  But give me a chocolate sour cream or plain sou...
by The English Kitchen on Jun 25, 2016

Gingerbread Madeleines

I recently received a new Madeleine pan and I found a lovely recipe to bake in it.  I love French Madeleines . . .  tiny little moreish shell shaped little cakes . . . rich and wonderful for dipping into hot drinks.   I wanted to...
by The English Kitchen on Jun 20, 2016

Baked Apple Donuts

I have several recipes posted on here for donut muffins.  This recipe for Jam Donut Muffins is very good.   This recipe for Glazed Donut Muffins is also excellent!  This recipe for Donut Muffins is my absolute favourite.  The...
by The English Kitchen on Jan 15, 2016

Butter-crumptious Coffee Walnut Slices

One thing I despaired of when I first moved over here to the UK, was the lack of cake mixes.  Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy made from scratch cakes and more often than not I make my cakes from scratch, always have, always will . . .  b...
by The English Kitchen on Nov 21, 2015

Lemon Amaretto Cakes-Gluten Free

There is a possibility that I might be a coeliac.  At least that is what the specialist said the other day.  I have all of the symptoms, but have been treated for having IBS for about 5 years now.  The symptoms are very similar. ...
by The English Kitchen on Nov 7, 2015

Lemon Madeleines

I have always wanted to bake Madeleines.   I have had a silicone Madeleine pan for quite a while now and had never used it.  Today was the day.Ahhh  . . . .  Madeleines. That little French butter cake that most (non-French) people...
by The English Kitchen on Aug 29, 2015

Banana Nut Muffins for the smaller household

I don't know about you, but at my age, and with only two people living in this house, I struggle sometimes getting everything I bake eaten up.  I do give a lot of it away, but food is money and in today's economy, I don't always want to be givin...
by The English Kitchen on Jun 16, 2015

Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins

I had the fortune to have some bananas go very ripe the other day which gave me the opportunity to bake something delicious.   I only ever rarely am able to do that as the Toddster eats up the bananas almost faster than I can bring them into the...
by The English Kitchen on May 18, 2015

There's a Surprise Inside

There are an abundance of fabulous baking products available to us these days.   The mind boggles at the variety.  I wanted to show you today a few recipes which highlight the new Surprise Inside Cupcake Centers from Dr Oetker.  They c...
by The English Kitchen on May 9, 2015

Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

 I thought it would be fun today to show you my simple "go to" cupcake recipe that I use all the time when I want to make vanilla cupcakes.  They are easy to make, always turn out and delicious.  In short . . .  they are the perfe...
by The English Kitchen on Apr 21, 2015

Sticky Walnut Buns

There is nothing I love more than getting a new cookery book.  I know . . . Todd agrees.  I have enough cookbooks already, but I just can't help but get excited when I am offered a new one to review.   I was recently sent a new one fro...
by The English Kitchen on Feb 11, 2015

Queen of Pudding Cakes

I kind of like to pull the stops out at the weekend and bake something special.    These little Queen of Pudding Cakes I am showing you here today are certainly that . . .  special, but you will be surprised as just how simple they are...
by The English Kitchen on Jan 16, 2015

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cupcakes

I had some guests over one day last week and I had promised cakes so I baked these lovely White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cupcakes for them!  They went down a real treat! I am so NOT a decorative person when it comes to frosting or decora...
by The English Kitchen on Nov 14, 2014

S'mores Cupcakes

  I received another tasty Degustabox at the end of October and have been enjoying it's contents in the ensuing weeks.  You can see evidence of that with these gorgeous S'mores Cupcakes that I made using the Dr Oetker chocolate products...
by The English Kitchen on Nov 10, 2014

Cupcakes Galore!

  Today marks the beginning of National Cupcake Week, September 15 to 21st, 2014.  This week people all over the UK will be baking up a storm of cupcakes in their  quest to become the cupcake baking champion of the UK.  Be prepar...
by The English Kitchen on Sep 14, 2014

Raspberry and Marshmallow Friands . . . and Orange Julius Drinks

  I had in my mind to make Friands today, but not just any friands . . .  raspberry and marshmallow friands.   I went to the shops and picked up some lovely fresh raspberries and a bag of pink and white mini marshmallows and got h...
by The English Kitchen on Jul 17, 2014

Jumbo Cappuccino and White Chocolate Muffins . . . .

    This is a recipe I have been eyeballing in a baking book for a while now.  The book is called Annie Bell's Baking Bible.  It's a really lovely book.  Everything I have made from it has turned out beautifully. An...
by The English Kitchen on Jul 12, 2014

Date Slices for a Saturday Morning Elevensies Treat!

   One of my favourite baking ingredients has to be dates.   They have a natural sweetness that is almost caramel-like in taste and they add a wonderful touch when stirred into cakes and cookies.   I love eating them out of h...
by The English Kitchen on May 16, 2014

Cranberry and Corn Toaster Cakes

    When the kids were growing up we often popped across the border into the US to go shopping, especially when the Canadian dollar was almost on par.   We got a lot of bang for our bucks then!  Food in American was...
by The English Kitchen on Dec 25, 2013

Pumpkin Muffins

I don't know what it is about autumn and pumpkin, but the two things just go together like peas and carrots!  Last weekend I was making pumpkin butter . . . this weekend it's these tasty moist muffins!    This recipe is the cumulation...
by The English Kitchen on Sep 27, 2013


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