How do You Make a Swiss Roll

The first thing to note is that Swiss rolls are deceptive; they have nothing to do with Switzerland. And though I’m usually deeply offended by misnomers, the Swiss roll more than makes up for it aesthetically and in terms of flavour. Moist but deceptively light – on account of a lack of butter – you’ll find yourself unable to stop rolling once you’ve realised just how simple this cake is to make. My recipe for Blackberry and Basil Swiss Roll is no exception.

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How to Make Courgetter Cake

A popular home-grown food, courgettes – or zucchini, if that’s your thing – come into abundance around this time of the year, especially as we get closer to autumn. Instead of making plate after plate of ratatouille, or courgette fritters, try something new. Courgette Loaf Cake is an intriguing and delicious way to make use of surplus summer squash – give it a go!

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Recipe for Rhubarb and Ginger Jam Cake

There are many ways to enjoy a batch of truly scrumptious jam. In a sandwich, with a bowl of yoghurt or slathered over too little toast; you can’t go wrong. This recipe for Rhubarb and Ginger Jam Cake, with its delicious hidden layer of homemade jam, is another to add to that list. It’s simple, rustic and absolutely divine.

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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

A rich chocolate cake, but with the Sachertorte’s legendary layer of apricot jam, this recipe for Apricot Chocolate Fudge Cake is a perfect blend of simplicity and flavour. Not only does the jam add a fruity element to an otherwise decadent cake, it contributes complexity in the form of sweetness, ensuring that every mouthful is as interesting as the last.

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Mince Pie Cake Recipe (4)

If there’s one thing the festive period wouldn’t be the same without, it’s probably mince pies. Small cupcake-sized pastries filled with brandy infused fruit mincemeat, these sweet treats are one of the defining foods of December. This recipe for Mince Pie Cake takes the flavours of a classic mince pie and bundles them all into one delicious and surprisingly light fruit cake. Serve with brandy butter for a little extra indulgence.

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