Peanut butter and cookie dough cake (628 calories per serve)

This is devilishly good but so incredibly rich that you couldn't (or shouldn't) eat too much in one go. I could fall asleep into a food coma after this but my husband absolutely loved it. It's really great to snack on and grab a piece or chunk of at 3pm in the afternoon. Now ... having … Continue reading Peanut butter and cookie dough cake (628 calories per serve)

My guilty secret french toast (488 calories per serve)

I don't really eat a whole lot of sweets. I'm more of a savoury person. When I have to choose between a cheese platter or a piece of cake for dessert, I would usually go for the cheese platter. However all that changed when I got pregnant ... especially after 6 months. I'm having a … Continue reading My guilty secret french toast (488 calories per serve)

Chocolate sponge cake with cherries and cream (366 calories per serve)

I don't usually crave cake but when I do, I try to scout out interest from my girlfriends to see if I can "share" the calories around. It's really hard to bake a cake for one so I prefer having a whole group of us. The more the merrier (for my waistline). Today's cake of the day is a chocolate sponge cake with cherries and cream.

Christmas pavlova for James (260 calories per serve)

James, my fiance, loves pavlova. It's his absolute favourite dessert, especially at Christmas. We didn't have pavlova for Christmas this year so I decided to make some for him a few days later to make up for it. Besides, we had some leftover egg whites that had been sitting in the fridge for a couple … Continue reading Christmas pavlova for James (260 calories per serve)

Fluffy and golden banana cake (268 calories per serve)

My fiance was talking to someone about this blog and there was something he said that made me realise how much I've let myself go. He said ... "She has a blog called yummy calories but it's not really low calories ... it's just calories." That's when I realised that for the past year or … Continue reading Fluffy and golden banana cake (268 calories per serve)

Mom’s orange lemon cake (493 calories per serve)

This is mom's recipe for orange lemon cake. She made it and took it to church a few weeks ago and it was so popular that she had people asking for more. Her original recipe had a honey lemon glaze but I added a bit of frosting and decoration on top. Serves 14 Prep time … Continue reading Mom’s orange lemon cake (493 calories per serve)

Mom’s fluffy chocolate loaf cake (308 calories per serve)

Even after living in Australia for 15 years, I still call her 'mom' in the American way. She makes this cake to bring to church to share as morning tea refreshments after the service. It's one of her most popular cakes and it's so moreish. You won't need any icing for this. Serves 8 Prep time 30 … Continue reading Mom’s fluffy chocolate loaf cake (308 calories per serve)

‘Fruit basket’ chocolate ganache cake (418 calories per serve)

When I showed my mum this cake, she said it looked like a 'fruit basket' so that's what I'm calling it now. The picture shows a double-layer variation with buttercream icing in the middle but this recipe is for a single-layer cake. Serves 12 Prep time 45 mins Cook time 30 mins Ingredients 180g butter, softened and cubed … Continue reading ‘Fruit basket’ chocolate ganache cake (418 calories per serve)

Zesty lemon and plum tart (258 calories per serve)

I find that this lemon tart starts out zesty but can turn tangy after 24 hours. So it's best to make it on the day you intend to serve it. Serves 12 Prep time 30 mins + 30 mins chill time Cook time 15 mins blind bake + 20 mins Ingredients For the shortcrust pastry: 260g … Continue reading Zesty lemon and plum tart (258 calories per serve)