Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Banana rum cheesecake

I started off wanting to make a Banoffee cheesecake but I can be a bit funny about bananas. I’ll only eat them when they’re slightly under-ripe you see, when they’re still a touch green at the ends. The moment a… Continue Reading →

Mexican hot chocolate puddings

I keep holding my breath and hoping for the spring weather but the rain and chilly winds keep laughing in my face! I’m trying to make the most of it by creating some delicious, warming, indulgent puddings. These little beauties… Continue Reading →

Rum and Coke Chocolate Cake

There’s been a couple of late-comers to my little Facebook community recipe swap but given that I’m married to a man who is perpetually late that doesn’t bother me at all. ‘Better late than never’ is a daily mantra at… Continue Reading →

Raspberry mojito cake

This amazing cake comes from Jax over at the Colonial Cravings facebook community and doesn’t it just look so good?! Jax is a dab hand when it comes to cake making and her decorating skills are second to none. Seriously… Continue Reading →

Rum roasted stone fruit

This is such a simple dessert, it really requires very little effort, but it tastes delicious and, if you get the charring right, looks really pretty. Ripe, sweet, stone fruit are rich with natural sugars which caramelise beautifully on a… Continue Reading →


It might be because I was raised in the West country but I’d take one of these over a bucks fizz on Christmas morning every time. This is made from apple and spice and all things nice. And by ‘all… Continue Reading →

RUM ‘N’ RAISIN FUDGE (small batch)

Fudge is now my go-to recipe when I have a little bit of condensed milk to use up. I find making it in small batches much easier on the wrist too as it requires so much less beating! Rum and… Continue Reading →


I don’t think that I can actually overstate how bloomin’ amazing this cake is. Even Roald Dahl Willy Wonka style naming wouldn’t come close to describing exactly how delicious this dessert tastes. Not just tastes mind you, the texture is… Continue Reading →


I’ll be honest with you, I’m not 100% certain what cherries jubilee should actually be. I’ve got a vague idea that it’s vanilla ice cream with a boozy cherry sauce but the internet (source of wonder that it is) isn’t… Continue Reading →


What could possibly be more refreshing on a hot sunny day than a cool mojito? A frozen mojito, that’s what! ‘Poptails’, ice pop cocktails, seem to be all the rage at the moment and it’s definitely a trend that I… Continue Reading →

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