Sunday, April 27, 2014

Remember me?? I make cake...

OHMYGOSH you guys, are you still there?!! I can't believe it's been so long but I promise- it was something I could not help. And something that is never likely to happen again and... pheeeewww...

What a whirlwind time March and April have been. To be honest I have no idea where that time even went. I am so excited about all the things I want to share with you, all the things I have been doing over the past few months, all the hush, hush and secrets and the lack of blogging.

I have been on a very exciting journey and it's one that I will share with you once I get the go ahead to do so (early May to be exact) but until then I will have to resume ordinary blogging, like its no big thang and just scooch back on up in here like I have never been away!!

But you know, as well as I know, that, that wouldn't be ok if I didn't come bearing some sort of  "hey-guys-remember-me?" cake!

So I baked for you fine folks. My first, this is fun time baking, in a long, long while and I baked it with all of you in mind!

I got the figarry in my head for mildly spiced carrot cake with a honey cream cheese frosting and candied walnuts.

It's one of those spring time treats that is so good at any time of the day. It has the muffin feel to the crumb, soft and moist, perfect for breakfast. The sweet honey cream cheese makes it a delightful addition to afternoon tea and the candied walnuts add a sophistication, like that found in the evening meal! (Are you buying this? Naaah me neither!) Lets just say it's a great cake, very pleasant on the palate and you can eat it whenever you feel you want to! No judgement round these parts!

My time away has taught me one thing though;

I LOVE TO BAKE. And I especially love to bake for others. So making this cake with all of you fine folks in mind was a sheer and simple pleasure!

I am so glad to be back blogging. I am so glad to be able to have the time to hop on over to your corner of the world. I have so much catching up to do and for once I can not wait to sit down and have nothing to do but drink tea and read all of what you've been up to!

Here's to the resumption of normal!


  1. AH honey!!! This one looks scrumptious!!!! It is hands down the prettiest carrot cake I have ever seen! And as far as where you have been......I can not wait to hear what has been shaking in your world! I bet it is just so fantastic! So glad to see you back friend!!!! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xoxoxo

  2. Looks delicious Hazel. Nice to have you back and I cant wait to hear what you are up to!

  3. I was already wondering where you were :-); good to see you back!
    Love from Mirjam.

  4. Oh yum! That cake looks wonderful! How do you manage to stay so slim cooking such delightful goodies?!
    I hope that all is well with you & that you liked the things I sent you.

  5. Welcome back! Can't wait to hear your news. Thank you for the cake porn! xo

  6. I've missed your posts Hazel, although it sounds like you've been having a lovely time and have some exciting news too. I love carrot cake, I might just make one today, although I was on the hunt for a recipe to bake in my new heart shaped tin :-)

    Hope you had a good weekend,
    Sarah x

  7. Great to have you back! And that's a mighty fine, juicy looking cake you've returned with. I love how you've swirled the walnuts on top. Might have to do that on my next carrot cake!

  8. Can't wait to hear what you have been up to, I love the look of you cake.

  9. Welcome back, dollface. Now where is MY slice of that stunning carrot creation? You only know that is my favourite kind of cake! xo

  10. Lovely to see you back again, what a fabulous cake! xx

  11. Yummy ... loving seeing your cakes popping up in my feed again ... Bee xx

  12. Welcome back to the blogosphere Hazel! I'm looking forward to hearing about your news when you can share it :) Loving the new look to the blog. Purdy


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