Tag Archives: birthday cake

Cherry Victoria sponge cake with chocolate

8 Apr

Cherry sponge cake  The Hungry Mum

Happy birthday to my lovely friend Jo! I made her this easy, from scratch cherry Victoria sponge cake with chocolate for her birthday and she was thrilled! Continue reading

Chocolate mud cake from scratch recipe

27 Nov

Chocolate mud cake

My firstborn just turned ten! Farewell Miss 9, hello Miss 10! My lovely gal requested a chocolate mud cake for her birthday and her wish was my command.

This was the first time I had made a dark chocolate mud cake from scratch and I was thrilled with the result. It was rich without being cloying, dense without being heavy and perfectly moist. Continue reading

Lemonade birthday cake with cinnamon buttercream recipe

17 Oct

Lemonade cake with cinnamon buttercream

It was my BFF’s birthday recently and a celebratory picnic was in order. Families and kids were rounded up, cheese was purchased, Pimms organised, rugs placed in cars. And a cake was baked. Continue reading

Australian Women’s Weekly swimming pool cake

2 Oct

swimming pool cake  The Hungry Mum

If you’re an Aussie and under the age of 45 you most probably had this cake made for a birthday cake at some point in your life. I did ad I loved it. And in true keeping-it-in-the-family-style, Miss9 has also had it made for her. Continue reading

How to bake a pinata cake with candy from scratch

24 Aug

Pinata cake - The Hungry Mum copy

I have baked many, many cakes in my time but nothing has even come close to the reaction I received when I presented this piñata cake.  Continue reading

Donna Hay carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

14 May

The Hungry Mum - Donna Hay Carrot Cake 1

Hip hip hooray! It was recently the Hungry Mum’s mum’s birthday (or, the Hungry Nonna as she likes to be known. FYI she’s not Italian, just an Italian nonna wannabe!)

The extended Hungry family gathered for breakfast recently at a cafe near the Hungry Nonna’s home, and after eggs and toast and coffee and pancakes were consumed it was cake time!

Carrot cake has long been one of mum’s favourite cakes and everyone loves cream cheese frosting so this was the birthday cake. Continue reading

Rocky road brownie tart birthday cake

27 Jan

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It was my niece’s birthday and she had flown down from her home near the Queensland border to catch up with her fav cousins (misses 7 and 9) and her nana. Naturally a cake was in order but the biggest decision of the moment was the nature of the cake. As the niece is a self-confessed a sweet tooth (her mum made her a cake that used 2 kilos of icing sugar!) a chocolate cake was in order but that didn’t really help – have you SEEN how many recipes for chocolate cake lurk on the web?

The idea of rocky road crept into my mind… Continue reading