Baking ambitions

Over the past few years, I have accumulated multiple recipe books – many chocolate themed and almost all baking themed. Most of the recipes I have wanted to try have now been attempted, but a few have eluded me thus far. So here is a little list of some of the treats that I hope to try in 2014, all adapted to be wheat-free:

For a rainy weekend:

  • Chocolate and hazelnut loaf adapted from various recipes
  • Almond and chocolate nougatines from the gluten-free baker
  • Black forest cupcakes based on ‘Cherry cupcakes’ from Hummingbird bakery
  • Chocolate souffle from Green & Black’s
  • Sachertorte from Green & Black’s
  • Marquise au chocolat from Green & Black’s

For Wimbledon:

  • Chocolate Avocado cake from Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth

For my mum’s birthday:

  • Earl grey tea cupcakes from Hummingbird bakery


  • Summer carrot cake with passionfruit from Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth


  • Bitter chocolate orange cake from Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth