Cookies and Cream Cake

A delicious Cookies and Cream Cake using Oreo cookies!

cookies and cream cake on wooden board

This post has been prepared in collaboration with Tchibo (Schweiz) AG, but the content and opinions are my own.

I have a weakness for shop-bought biscuits and I fear I may have passed this on to our children. Although I practically grew up in a bakery (my parents ran a busy French-Vietnamese style bakery in Australia during my childhood) and I was spoilt on a daily basis with freshly-baked bread and cakes, the bakery never really produced biscuits or cookies.

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Chocolate Caramel Slice (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

Chocolate Caramel Slices (or Millionaire’s Shortbread) are a classic Australian treat. Make them more delicious with a touch of sea salt.

chocolate caramel slice on wire rack with coffee

This post has been prepared in collaboration with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, but the content and opinions are my own.

For the longest time, my husband and I have been fans of preparing our coffee in an Italian-made stove-top coffee pot. The simple ritual of making coffee – filling the pot with water, grinding the coffee beans, and waiting for the coffee to brew and fill the kitchen with the aromas of chicory and arabica beans – was something we enjoyed as part of the coffee drinking experience.

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Happy Australia Day! Lamingtons …

A delicious recipe for classic Lamingtons using real chocolate, perfect to serve on Australia Day or for a school bake sale.

lamingtons on wire rack

Happy Australia Day! Although lamingtons have an iconic status in Australia and are enjoyed throughout the year, it seems rather fitting to make lamingtons for Australia Day.

Lamingtons are quite popular at bake sales, and anyone growing up in Australia will know of the lamington drives, a fundraising event (usually in schools) where lamingtons would be sold by the half dozen to raise money for charity.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A moist and addictive Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter! 

sliced chocolate chip banana bread

I know it sounds cliché, but there really is no better use for over-ripe bananas than to make them into a cake of some sort. I usually reserve such bananas for my Classic Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, but as I was feeling a bit indulgent today, I thought a Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was more fitting. And I should confess that this recipe also contains peanut butter!

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Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake

A Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake for the festive season.

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake on cake stand

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your family, friends and loved ones. I managed to totally exhaust myself with all of the Christmas cooking and baking this year, but I totally enjoyed every moment in the kitchen and, more importantly, sharing the food with my family on this fun-filled day.

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