Coconut bundt cake, infused with a chocolate-coconut 'icing'

Coconut bundt cake

Here’s a new take on an old cake: a coconut ring cake cooked in a bundt cake tin. It’s also a really delicious cake with less sugar than you’d expect for a 2-cups-of-flour cake. The topping is a mixture of chocolate chips and coconut oil, soaked into the cake and dripping down the sides into the plate to create a delicious chocolate and coconut treat.

Excellent energy biscuits

Malar’s excellent energy biscuits

The search for healthy snacks has been part of our quest to avoid refined sugar. Malar’s healthy cookies—biscuits without egg, oil, butter or sugar—are an excellent and delicious energy biscuit that would be ideal for a mid-morning school snack, or they might be great for extra energy on the bushwalking trail. I’ve even been known to sneak a few for a pre-breakfast (followed up with fruit, of course), and they are indeed delicious.

Five gifted cooks give us five desserts to try some time soon

Marked: desserts and collisions

Monday’s the day for trying something new. This past week, I’ve stumbled across five vegan desserts I had never thought to try, thanks to the ingenuity of Lori, Nadine, matchamochi, eatmunchlove and Indu. They look so good. And to top it off, some great reading for those who love dessert + coffee + a good read.

Gran's chocolate caramel slice: rich, sweet and chocolatey

Gran’s chocolate caramel slice

Chocolate caramel slice is an afternoon-tea staple in my mother’s house. She always has some made and ready to serve when guests or hungry family come through. It is so easy to make, and so very rich: when she offered to teach the kids how to make it, they eagerly accepted the offer.