Double Dark Chocolate & Pear Cake

A fruit bowl of ripening pears and some leftover dark chocolate lead to this DELICIOUS cake. Albeit pretty much all cakes are delicious but the combination of pear, dark chocolate and cinnamon turn a typical ‘boring’ naked cake into something spectacular. This cake was a crowd favourite, my colleagues are even requesting it become a regular fixture.

Double Dark Chocolate & Pear Cake


Luscious Lemon Lamingtons

I created this recipe for the Barkers Recipe Developer competition and it has landed me a spot in the top 4, Woohoo! It is a classic lamington with a twist and lathered in delicious Barker’s Lemon Curd (the best pre-made curd you can buy). Definitely give this a try, you will not be disappointed.

Luscious Lemon Lamington 1


Avocado Chocolate Brownie

Now I love a good chocolate brownie and so I was quite eager to try this version using avocado. Too be honest I wasn’t expecting much but wow, if I hadn’t of known I would of thought it was a typical delicious unhealthy brownie but this baby is a great alternative. It ticks a number of health requirements including Gluten & Dairy Free, Paleo and even Vegan. I will be sure to be making this again.

Avocado Brownie


No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

I stumbled across this recipe when a colleague recommended Detoxinista as a cool health conscious website. As my love of peanut butter and chocolate is no secret I thought I would give it a try. So glad I did as oh my it is amazing! Definitely not something you can have all the time but in terms of a treat this is one of the healthier ones. It is also Gluten and can be Dairy Free.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice


Coffee, Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Caramel Slice

Dish would have to be one of my favourite NZ food magazines. I snapped up this recipe from one of their recent posts and it is to die for. Created by Sarah Tuck of From My Kitchen this slice needs to be handy the next time you have friends over for coffee. Mum and Dad are visiting and they have given it the thumbs up… so moorish!

Coffee, Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Caramel Slice