The recipes on this page are sure to satisfy all your sweet cravings: cakes, bakes, biscuits and more!
Elderflower Cordial (with just 3 ingredients!)
Sweet, floral and so refreshing, my 3 Ingredient Elderflower Cordial recipe is simple to make. This delicious syrup is perfect for cool drinks on hot summer days.
Union Jack Sponge Cake (Coronation Cake)
My Union Jack Sponge Cake is the perfect cake to celebrate the Coronation! This gorgeous tray-bake is made from layers of light and fluffy sponge, rich custard cream and loads of fresh berries. Ideal for garden parties and feeding a crowd.
Simple Lemon Bundt Cake
My Simple Lemon Bundt Cake is bursting with fresh, citrus flavour. Made with yoghurt and oil, it has a soft and tender crumb. Perfect for coffee or morning tea!
Hot Cross Buns
Deliciously sweet and sticky, my easy Hot Cross Buns recipe is perfect for baking this Easter. Serve generously slathered with salted butter.
Fresh Blueberry Pie
With sweet, plump summer blueberries encased in a flaky all-butter pie pastry, my recipe for Fresh Blueberry Pie is always a winner. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for guaranteed smiles at the table.
Marshmallow Easter Eggs
Made from light, fluffy homemade marshmallow smothered in rich, dark chocolate, these Marshmallow Easter Eggs are sure to delight children and adults alike. The perfect homemade Easter treat.
Krapfen – German Carnival Donuts
Light and fluffy, Krapfen or German Carnival Donuts are filled with jam and dusted with sugar. The perfect carnival treat and so delicious!
Old Fashioned Cherry Cake
My Old Fashioned Cherry Cake is a lovely, dense, rustic cake, full of deliciously tart sour cherries. Perfect for afternoon tea or to pack for a summer picnic.
Double Chocolate Lava Cakes
My foolproof, restaurant-quality recipe for Double Chocolate Lava Cakes gives perfect results every time! Perfect for date night!
German Strawberry Cream Torte
A light and airy sponge cake, filled and topped with whipped cream, quark or yoghurt and juicy, jewel-like strawberries. This cake is a classic of the German kitchen and is the perfect cake for a summer party or end to a romantic meal.
Raspberry White Chocolate Eclairs
Sweet, light and dangerously tasty, Raspberry White Chocolate Eclairs with fresh raspberries, pastry cream and white chocolate are the perfect bake for a romantic date or afternoon tea.
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist and delicious, my Banana Cake recipe is a great way to use up any bananas that may be past their best. With a tangy cream cheese frosting, this sturdy cake is perfect for parties and picnics. Nobody can resist a second slice!
Easy Mini Berry Pavlovas
My simple recipe for Mini Berry Pavlovas with lots of tips and techniques to make sure you get the perfect Christmas pavlova!
Mulled Wine Cheesecake
My Mulled Wine Cheesecake is full of Christmas’s rich spices and flavours. A deep-red, almost black mulled wine jelly on top of a creamy citrussy filling with a deliciously spicy base. This fabulous no-bake cheesecake is Christmas heaven!
Speculaas – Dutch Windmill Cookies
Speculaas or Dutch Spice Cookies are a wonderfully old fashioned Christmas treat and so delicious! These light and crisp cookies are full of fragrant and exotic spices, perfect for the festive season.
Traditional German Christmas Stollen
German Christmas Stollen is always a real treat during the holiday season. Made from an enriched yeast dough, loaded with rum-soaked fruit and candied peel, Stollen is delicious served with a cup of coffee or a warming mug of Glühwein.
Millionaire’s Shortbread (Caramel Slice)
With a buttery shortbread crust covered in gooey caramel and topped with rich dark chocolate, Millionaire’s Shortbread is a seriously decadent treat. This classic recipe is also known as Caramel Slice, and one piece is never enough!
Homemade Almond and Cranberry Nougat
Sweet and delicious, it is easier than you think to make homemade nougat. This recipe has no glucose or corn syrup and can be made with ordinary household ingredients. Perfect for Christmas gifts!
Apricot and Almond Biscotti
Biscotti or Cantucci are a deliciously crunchy Italian treat. My recipe for Almond and Apricot biscotti is so easy and perfect for the festive season. Serve with a strong espresso or a glass of Italian vin santo.
Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies)
Possibly the tastiest of all German Christmas cookies, Vanillekipferl are, crumbly, buttery crescent-shaped cookies, scented with heavenly vanilla. Yum!
Torta Caprese al Limone
Torta Caprese al Limone is a classic chocolate cake from the Italian island of Capri. With a mouthwatering combination of almonds, lemon and white chocolate and a soft and fudgy interior. Bonus: Gluten-free! .
Cinnamon Star Bread
One of my favourite Christmas bakes is Cinnamon Star Bread. With the delicious flavour of cinnamon rolls, this sweet bread recipe makes a beautiful loaf to feed a crowd. It is also actually much simpler than it looks, relying on clever cutting and twisting of the layers of dough to achieve the beautiful design.
Cinnamon Star Cookies – Zimtsterne
The ultimate German Christmas cookie, Zimtsterne of Cinnamon Star Cookies should be in every Christmas bakers arsenal.
New Zealand Louise Cake
Made from crumbly, buttery shortcake topped with a layer of tart berry jam and crispy coconut meringue. Louise cake is one of New Zealand’s favourite sweet treats!
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
With perfect spirals of chocolate and vanilla, my melt-in-the-mouth Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies are as good to look at as they are to eat. Made from crumbly, buttery shortbread they make a perfect and beautiful Christmas gift, though they are delicious any time of year!
Chocolate Hazelnut Babka
With layers of sweet yeast dough, lavishly smothered with chocolate and studded with crunchy hazelnuts, my Chocolate Hazelnut Babka is completely irresistible.
Classic German Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
Sweet yeast dough, vanilla custard cream and a crunchy honey almond topping – it can only be a Classic German Bienenstich or Bee Sting Cake. This most beloved of German cakes is perfect for afternoon tea.
Soft Honey Vanilla Caramels
Lusciously soft, chewy and gently flavoured with a hint of honey, Honey Vanilla Caramels are pure pleasure. Homemade candy is easier to make than you might think!
Fig and Honey Tart
Fig and Honey Tart with fresh figs and almond frangipane wrapped in buttery short pastry and drizzled with honey is the perfect sweet recipe for autumn or fall.
Beeramisu (Tiramisu with Dark Beer)
Hold on a minute, beer-a-mi-what? You heard right, a Beeramisu is a traditional Italian Tiramisu with a generous helping of dark and fruity stout or porter beer. Perfect for the beer lovers in your life! It might sound strange at first, but this light and flavoursome Italian dessert is delicious with beer added.
White Wine Poached Pears
Tender and sweet, White Wine Poached Pears filled with creamy mascarpone are a light and fragrant dinner party dessert.
Gingerbread Hearts ‘Lebkuchenherzen’
My easy recipe for making traditional Oktoberfest Lebkuchenherzen or Gingerbread Hearts at home. Hang these brightly decorated hearts around the neck of your sweetheart (or eat and enjoy!)
Apricot Puff Pastry Braid
Whenever I need a sweet or dessert in a hurry, I always make a Puff Pastry Braid. The combination of flaky puff pastry, juicy apricots and sweetened cream cheese is always a winner, and only takes minutes to prepare.
Farmhouse Apple Cake
Crumbly, buttery, nutty streusel tops this moist and tender apple cake. This rustic farm-style cake is made with no special equipment, just a couple of bowls and a whisk.
German Apple Strudel
With a tender, flaky crust, crisp apples, and rum-soaked raisins, my easy recipe for homemade apple strudel is sure to become one of your ‘favourite things’ too! Possible the most famous German dessert of all, strudel is perfect for fall baking with orchard fresh apples.
Deep Dish Apple Pie
With buttery, flaky pastry, fresh apples and fragrant cinnamon, my Deep Dish Apple Pie recipe is a crowd pleasing classic.
Berry Pavlova Slice
My Berry Pavlova slice is a totally delicious combination of light and airy meringue, piled high with juicy berries. The perfect sweet and tasty summer dessert.
Zwetschgendatschi – Bavarian Plum Tart
Zwetschgendatschi or Bavarian Plum Tart is a glorious late summer baked treat made from crumbly sweet pastry and a topping of juicy Zwetschgen or Prune Plums.
Apricots Poached in Rosé Wine
Gently cooked in rosé wine, scented with vanilla, served with a big scoop of ice cream and some buttery homemade shortbread cookies, my Rosé Vanilla Poached Apricots are truly heavenly.
Tender sweet pastry, silky creme patisserie, all topped with ripe and juicy nectarines? Oh yes, my easy Nectarine Tart is the perfect summer dessert for showing off beautiful ripe fruit.
Iced Coffee Panna Cotta
Cool, creamy and with a wake-up kick, Iced Coffee Panna Cotta are a fantastic sweet to serve after a heavy meal. Prepare the night before for a no stress dessert!
Classic Australian Lamingtons
An Australian icon, Lamingtons are made from squares of tender sponge cake dipped in chocolate and coconut. These delicious tea-time treats have been popular for generations and are a guaranteed hit for afternoon tea or at your local fair.
Buchteln (German Sweet Dumplings)
Buchteln or German Sweet Dumplings are pillowy soft rolls made from a buttery yeast dough and filled with fresh fruit or jam. Sometimes known as Rohrnudeln, my Buchteln recipe is a family favourite. Serve these sweet yeast rolls with plenty of vanilla custard sauce. Yum!
Käsekuchen – German Cheesecake
Perfectly tangy, light and fluffy, a traditional German cheesecake or ‘Käsekuchen’ is a true baker’s delight. My tried and tested recipe works every time and is ideal for serving with coffee or as a dessert.
Red Currant Crumble Cake
A delicious combination of tangy summer red currants and buttery, crumbly streusel. This classic German Red Currant Crumble Cake is perfect for serving with a cup of strong coffee.
French Vanilla Custard Tart
French Vanilla Custard Tart or Flan Parisiene is a heavenly treat made with creamy egg custard and tender pastry. My easy recipe will show you how to make this tempting sweet at home.
Tangy, refreshing and bursting with kiwi fruit flavour, this simple recipe for Kiwi Granita requires only three ingredients: fresh kiwis, sugar and lemon juice. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a scoop of Greek yoghurt for a light and refreshing summer dessert.
Raspberry and Almond Friands
Raspberry and Almond Friands must be one of Australia’s best-kept culinary secrets. These incredibly delicious little almond cakes are one of the most popular sweet treats sold in Australian cafes and are perfect with a strong cup of coffee or afternoon tea.
Black Forest Cherry Cake
Possibly the most famous of all Germany’s cakes, the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or Black Forest Cherry Cake is a retro favourite that never seems to go out of style.
Making marshmallows is a type of kitchen magic. With only 5 ingredients you can create mountains of fluffy, springy, delicious marshmallows. Try the recipe yourself to see how easy it is!