Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish fruitcake, a classic treat for all, which derives its name from the city of Dundee. Dundee cake is considered one of the best desserts in the world. My Dundee cake is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, and butter-free; my vintage-inspired Dundee cake not only has the same texture and flavour as the traditional fruitcake, but reaches all parts of your palate with its floral aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom and its lush richness of fruits and finishes leaving a mellow rum aftertaste.
The Greek New Year’s Eve lucky cake is called Vasilopita. The cake contains a hidden gold or silver coin which is slipped into the dough before baking. The person who is fortunate enough to receive the slice containing the coin is believed to attract good luck throughout the year. The most enthralling element of the Greek custom of Vasilopita for the New Year is that this amaranthine recipe has endured for centuries in Greece. Family and friends join in the cutting of the Vasilopita in early January every year.
The perfect cake recipe for a great grown-up night at home with friends. The cake is infused with plenty of whiskey and has the richest drizzle of dark chocolate and whiskey ganache. Warm your body and soul with great company, a bottle of your favorite whiskey, your favorite music and chocolate whiskey cake for everyone!
Constantinople Walnut and Raisin pie is pure aromatherapy; the scent of almonds and walnuts fills the whole house! This is a very light dessert and it is perfect for a healthy snack at work. A cup of chamomile tea pairs beautifully with a slice of Constantinople Walnut and Raisin pie.
Named after the queen of England and wife of King Henry VI, Marguerite d’Anjou pear cake is one of the most famous vintage French desserts. This ambrosial pear cake is loaded with fresh fragrant pears and bright citrus flavours; Marguerite d’Anjou leaves a very delicate taste as it melts in the mouth and releases a retro elegant aroma — sweet fruit and zesty citrus. This is not only a simple and elegant recipe but also a tried and tested one; my Marguerite d’Anjou pear cake recipe is vegan and vintage-inspired.
One of my favourite cakes to serve with tea is carrot and currant cake. Carrot and currant cake has a long and storied history that can be tasted in a variety of tea menus and tea pairings found throughout the world. The taste of this cake can conjure up nostalgic memories of fun tea parties, perfect family breakfasts, and serene afternoons.