Category Archives: Sweets and Cakes

Mango Cake with Fresh Mango chunks and Pecan nuts

Well we all love Mangoes and most often enjoy their golden sweet succulent flesh in the peak of their ripeness, in its virgin form. Peel off their skin from one side  then let your teeth sink into their sweet cheeks, peel and eat till you reach their center white core then repeat the other side, […]

‘No-Bake’, ‘Egg-Free’ Chocolate Crunch Cake with Marshmallows, Prunes and Short Bread.

For ‘Red Nose Day’ (Comic Relief) at Baby A’s nursery I made this simple, delicious, chocolatey, ‘No bake’ ‘Egg Free’ Chocolate Cake with Marshmallows, Prunes and Shortbread. It was relished by all, very moreish, and to- die-for. This cake also known as the ‘Chocolate Biscuit Cake’, ‘Chocolate Fridge Cake’ or ‘Chocolate Crunch Cake’ was a […]

Saying ‘I Love you Mother’ with “Baked Banana Donuts with Dark Chocolate Chips”

Mothers Day (10th March) is almost here and I have been gifted a lovely Mothers Day Card handmade by my 2 year old Baby A (at Nursery). What a treasure!!   I have never really celebrated Mother’s Day at ‘Tickle My Senses’ and have been on the lookout for something simple and special that my reader […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Oreos and a Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting.

Well to celebrate Valentine’s Day ( yes I celebrated early to bring this recipe to you in time for Valentine’s),  I baked these delicious Red velvet cupcakes, and must say they are truly magical. The rich deep red colour of ‘love’ in a cupcake, with the ‘not to miss’  ‘divine chocolate’ lusciousness in the Nutella […]

Pumpkin Cake for Halloween.

For some reason Baby A has gone off his greens!! (fortunately he still loves his fruit, touch wood!!). I’ve been on a mission to try and incorporate as many varieties of vegetables or fruit into his favourite post dinner treat.  So far I’ve tried my hand at baking him cakes with Apples, Carrots, Pineapple and Banana,  Dates, Avocado, Banana and […]

Apple-topped Almond loaf Cake

This year our hybrid apple tree gave us a good bounty of fruit. Last year we used a few apples to make  this delicious Minced green apple pickle, which turned out sooo good that we had to do the same this year. With the remaining apples I was thinking cake, I already have one tasty recipe […]

Coconut Blondies.

Well its the end of a non existent summer in the UK, as is every year. And even after all these years I still cannot get my head around to what to wear while leaving the house…..when I’m dressed for rain..its dry as a dessert, and when I dress up warm…its cold as hell…hmmm…guess as […]

Cherry and Port Jam

I have never been a jam lover, but this changed within hours after the birth of Baby A. In the Post Delivery Ward where I was kept for observation, the mini kitchen was stocked with a variety of cereals, toast with a selection of jams and marmalade for breakfast. Not in the mood for the […]

Instant Mangalorean Jackfruit/ Ponsachey Patholi

Baby A has grown to a reasonable height that now permits him to fiddle with all the buttons on my washing machine, dish washer and oven in the kitchen. There are several times when my washing machine has stopped mid-cycle because someone’s little fingers has been playing with the settings, and in that last minute […]

Australian Fresh Pineapple and Banana Cake with a Cheese and Buttercream Frosting and Happy Birthday Hubby.

Baby A’s busy playing in the sand and feeling free, his little fingers running through pebbles and wet seaweeds sand in his shoes and between his toes, some in his wind swept hair and in his soggy clothes, He feels no cold, doesn’t miss the sun, its only time for fun…… Well it was hubby’s […]