Orange Cake and Lemonade

If the weather holds this weekend this cake is the perfect accompaniment to a sunny garden afternoon. A rich lemon mousse, sweet whipped cream and crushed raspberries drizzled with Framboise, sandwiched between two layers of orange scented sponge. The combination was arrived at by accident. Surplus filling, begging not to be wasted, from our Easter lemon tart (I had made a 20cm case rather than the 25cm indicated).

 Serve with fresh lemonade (recipe below), iced coffee served with a dollop of the coffee ice-cream, or posh tea (lady grey with a slice of lemon).

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Easter Peace Cake

I was inspired to make this cake as a statement of intent for Peace after the bombings in Brussels on March 22nd 2016. Easter and Spring are times of renewed energy and hope.


 Pecan, maple and coffee combined to make  a  delicate nut gateaux. The cake has a number of component parts but is not difficult to make. Do read through the recipe first so that you don’t miss buying ingredients or preparing something in advance. Continue reading