Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Lemon and eldeflower cupcakes

I haven’t baked cupcakes in forever. I’m not sure if it’s because they went out of style a little bit or because I’m a pretty greedy person and I’d rather bake one big cake that can be cut into generous… Continue Reading →

Raspberry creme drip cake

If a party without cake is just a meeting then serving up this really would make it a celebration! I’ve made this cake a couple of times now and it’s always very well received, it looks impressive before you’ve even… Continue Reading →

Praline and cream cake

It wasn’t until I travelled to Charleston SC that I thought of praline being anything more than the chocolate seashells that Mr Colonial Cravings receives for Christmas every year. But in Charleston we tried some very tasty crunchy little clusters… Continue Reading →

Blueberry and lemon Viennese whirls

Mr Colonial Cravings and myself have been back in our little Gloucestershire terraced house for just over a month now. We’re more or less unpacked and the bulk of the re-decorating is done with but we’ve been a little bit… Continue Reading →

Coconut cake with lime and soft citrus buttercream

BIRTHDAY! Birthday, birthday, birthday! Hurrah for me! I’m probably at the age where I should be dreading birthdays and worrying about entering a different age bracket on surveys, but the thing is…I REALLY like cake. Is it weird to get… Continue Reading →


A well made classic Victoria Sponge is a thing of beauty, although I have to confess that I do always have to have cream or buttercream in my filling (sorry Women’s Institute). It’s all about the texture. It should be… Continue Reading →


These yummy treats have a lovely rich, slightly sticky, moist sponge sitting underneath that swirl of thick, creamy, fluffy buttercream. I’m a sucker for malt and chocolate together and the subtle background of coffee really brings them together nicely. Because… Continue Reading →


This month it has been Mr Colonial Cravings birthday! He’s really quite old now, so to soften the blow a little I decided to go all out and bake him a fancy cake that I knew he would love. He… Continue Reading →


I was looking back through some of my older recipes recently and came across my yummy green tea and lemon Swiss roll, I’ve been seeing matcha used in a lot of recipes of late so I though I might… Continue Reading →


It’s my Birthday at the weekend, which of course means that there will be cake! Now I’m sure that if I asked nicely Mr Colonial Cravings would no doubt have a stab at making me a birthday cake but, judging… Continue Reading →

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