Queen of Sheba Cake (Reine de Saba)

Recipe with step-by-step photos for a Queen of Sheba Cake (or Reine de Saba), made famous by Julia Child. It is a French chocolate and almond cake which is light, moist and gluten-free.

slice of queen of sheba cake (reine de saba) on white cake stand with silver cake knife

Queen of Sheba Cake (Reine de Saba)

I am conscious that I have quite a few recipes for chocolate cake on this blog, but I suppose one more can’t hurt …

This recipe for Queen of Sheba Cake (or Reine de Saba) was given to me by my French mother-in-law after some pleading on my part. One afternoon, after she had served a procession of five courses at lunch, she brought out this beauty for dessert, a plain chocolate cake which tasted anything but.



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Sunken Chocolate Amaretto Cake

A gluten-free Sunken Chocolate Amaretto Cake served with whipped cream and amaretti biscuits. Easy to make and perfect for entertaining.

nigella sunken chocolate amaretto cake on metal tray

Amaretto Cake

If you have been following my Instagram Stories, you will have noticed that I have made this Sunken Chocolate Amaretto Cake no less than three times in the last month – it is that good!



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Gluten-Free Lemon Cake

A delicious dairy-free and gluten-free lemon cake using whole lemons which are gently cooked until tender and then blitzed to produce a wonderfully moist cake.

gluten-free lemon cake on white cake stand with fresh lemons

Gluten-Free Cake

One of my favourite cakes to make at this time of the year is the Clementine Cake from Nigella Lawson’s How to Eat, a cake which Nigella has quoted as being one of the most popular from her first cookbook, one which happens to be a firm favourite for me – I have 3 copies (UK, US and iPad version) just to prove my point.



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Galette des Rois with Frangipane

Celebrate the Epiphany with this classic Galette des Rois with Frangipane!

galette des rois with frangipane and hello kitty feve

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season with your friends and families. They say that, when you have children, the days are long but the years are short. And indeed, I feel like the years are just flying by, and our two tiny tots are now not so tiny anymore. But I love watching them grow and blossom into fun and loving little people, even if catching a glimpse of one of their baby photos will make my heart skip my beat.

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Blueberry Financiers

An easy Financier recipe with blueberries. These Blueberry Financier cakes are light and dainty, which are perfect with a cup of tea!

blueberry financiers

Recipes Using Egg Whites

Given the multiple batches of Gingerbread Sablé and Giant Chocolate Chip Sablé I have been baking over the past few months, a recipe which uses at least 2 egg yolks per batch, my freezer has been overflowing with little plastic bags filled with frozen eggwhites.

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