Buttermilk cake

To be frank – this cake was only made because I had a carton of buttermilk that was about to expire. I know that expiration date on buttermilk is not a firm date – the milk is fermented after all – but it was the kick I needed to make this. It is easy, quick… Continue reading Buttermilk cake

Chocolate Dump Cake

Every now and then, I need an easy thing to throw together for unexpected visitors. This time, it was a friend of mine who is getting her PHD in Vienna, who is home for a brief time this summer. I had been offered dinner at my parents before she was due to arrive, and so… Continue reading Chocolate Dump Cake

Banana Cake

We had some bananas that were turning brown, and rather than cut them up and freeze them for smoothies – we decided to make banana cake. When I was growing up, we had this neighbour who had the most amazing banana cake. It was soft, moist and incredibly tasty. This isn’t her recipe, but it… Continue reading Banana Cake

Literary cooking: Miss Trunchbull’s Chocolate Cake

For this year’s Halloween bash, it was a goal for us to have a thoroughly gross fare on the table. We borrowed Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes by Felicity Dahl and Josie Fison, illustrated by Quentin Blake (in Norwegian) from the library and glanced through it. While a lot of the recipes were decidedly revolting, there… Continue reading Literary cooking: Miss Trunchbull’s Chocolate Cake