Sunday, 12 June 2016

.baking sesh- white chocolate mudcake with raspberry buttercream.

I adapted this a recipe I found on raspberri cupcakes (seriously an amazing baking blog), to make a white chocolate mudcake with raspberry buttercream. The buttercream is simply a combination of butter, icing sugar and raspberries.

White Chocolate Mud Cake

Serves 16


300g white chocolate200g butter250ml (1 cup) milk165g (3/4 cup) caster sugar2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract2 large eggs, lightly beaten100g (2/3 cup) self-raising flour150g (1 cup) plain flour

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (145 degrees Celsius fan-forced). Grease a 20cm square cake pan and line the base and sides of the pan with baking paper.

2. Place chocolate, butter, milk and sugar in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat when chocolate and butter have melted, and stir mixture until completely smooth. Allow mixture to cool at room temperature for 15 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs to chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.

3. Stir flours together in a large bowl. Add one cup of chocolate mixture to the flour and stir until a smooth paste forms. Repeat with another cup of the chocolate mixture.Add remaining chocolate mixture and stir until mixture is smooth. This gradual method of combining the wet and dry ingredients helps prevent lumps.

4. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. When the cake is ready, a fine-bladed knife inserted into the centre of the cake should come out without any batter attached. Loosely cover cake with greaseproof paper or a clean tea towel and allow it to cool to room temperature in pan. Store cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving. 

Monday, 6 June 2016


Winter days spent exploring. The Perth Hills are beautiful this time of year. Raeburn Orchards are filled with fallen leaves and boxes filled with fruit and Kalamunda is filled with golden trees.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

.margaret river.

This is what life should be about. Adventures with family on long weekends. Autumn leaves, blue skies, wineries, amazing food and a tonne of laughter.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Saturday, 6 February 2016

.white lace.

Saturdays spent creating floral masterpieces with friends.

Jumpsuit-Bardot// Sandals-Novo

Monday, 1 February 2016

.blue waters.

Monday is definitely making me crave adventure in Denmark and Albany. Someone take me back to blue oceans, white sand and breathtaking views.