Recipe | Lemon sponge cake with lemon curd and buttercream filling

If you had your fill of chocolate this Easter, you might be looking for an alternative… and this light lemon cake is a great option.

Lemon sponge layer cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream filling sliced

This is a simple sponge cake recipe with the addition of lemon juice and zest. A delicious lemon curd and buttercream filling are the perfect final touch.

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Recipe | Chocolate finger cake. Sponge layer cake with vanilla buttercream and a biscuit border

Sponge layer cake with vanilla buttercream, a Cadbury’s chocolate finger biscuit border and mini eggs!

Chocolate finger cake with biscuit border around the edges and mini eggs 1

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you might be thinking, “Why is Claire posting a recipe on a Tuesday? Fridays are recipe days, aren’t they?” And you’d be absolutely right. But I wanted to post this cake recipe a bit earlier to give anyone who wanted to make it for this weekend time to get their ingredients together (i.e. stock up on mini eggs).

I’ve seen many cakes with chocolate finger borders and always thought it looked like a great idea. And it turns out, it is! 🙂

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Recipe | Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Deliciously dense, moist and chewy. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts sliced

Months ago, I made a foolish promise to bake all the cakes featured in my first novel, Art and Soul. You can see the other cakes that fall in this category on my Sweet’s Cakes page. And if you enjoy reading uplifting contemporary romance, you can get a copy of Art and Soul on Amazon.

This week I took another step to keeping my word by making carrot cake!

This recipe comes from Mary Berry’s Traditional Puddings & Desserts. However, I did change some of the ingredients. Her recipe has wholemeal flour and muscovado sugar. I changed this so I could use what I had in the cupboard. I also used my own cream cheese frosting recipe.

However, all credit to Mary Berry because I never would have thought of putting banana in a carrot cake; it’s a brilliant idea! I feel I have to underline this because the final product does taste of banana, so if you’re not fond of this ingredient this particular carrot cake recipe isn’t for you. Please note this cake also contains walnuts.

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts

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