Sponge Cake

Ivy on June 19th, 2015

  Last week it was my husband’s birthday and I made this cake for him. Instead of making the usual sponge cake, this time I decided to make it with a pound cake. I think everyone knows what a pound cake is but for those who don’t, it’s a traditional American type of cake, with Northern European […]


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I made this cake for my son’s birthday a couple of days ago.  It’s a white, vanilla flavoured sponge with cream cheese filling, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with strawberries. The cheese cream filling with strawberries combined with the vanilla sponge and chocolate, create an aromatic and refreshing dessert, rich in taste and aroma. The […]


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Ivy on July 26th, 2013

I made this cake last Saturday when a friend of mine called me to tell me that she was coming to visit and stay with us for a few days.  Of course this was discussed the previous week but she wasn’ t sure when she would be coming.  On Saturday I got a last minute […]


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Yesterday I celebrated my ??? birthday and had a wonderful time with my family who pampered me the whole day. Breakfast was served in bed by my husband who also prepared lunch, the cake was prepared by my daughter, who made everything herself from scratch following my recipes.  I was not allowed to see the […]


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Ivy on March 11th, 2013

How time flies!   My little girl is turning 21 today!!  Happy Birthday Elia. We celebrated her birthday yesterday, as her younger brother on the left is at work until late in the evening, so we preferred to celebrate it a day earlier when all the family is together. My children love my cakes and […]


Continue reading about Strawberry Mud Cake – Happy Birthday Elia

It’s been really hot during the past weeks and as that was not enough, I have been suffering from back aches and pain in the neck so that has kept me away from blogging.   I have been going for physiotherapy and I am a bit better but still I must avoid staying too long […]


Continue reading about Cake with Caramelized Peppermint Apricots – A Taste of Yellow

Ivy on March 25th, 2012

Today is Evangelismos tis Theotokou (Annunciation Day) and also our Independence Day.  Chronia Polla to all our co-Hellences and Chronia Polla to my daughter, Evangelia (Elia) who is celebrating her name day. Whenever someone is celebrating their name day, there is always a dessert to offer to our guests. Although today I have made eclairs as this […]


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Ivy on May 22nd, 2011

I have always found desserts with sponge cake exciting because there is so much you can do with it to meet your taste bud’s satisfaction. After making the sponge you can experiment in so many ways and with so many different ingredients and flavour. It’s been quite a long time since I last posted a […]


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Ivy on March 11th, 2011

Today is my little daugter’s birthday.  Evanggelia (Elia) is turning 19 today. I asked her a few days ago what kind of cake she would like for her birthday and she insisted that she wanted a plain sponge cake, with whipped cream and strawberries.  “Are you sure”, I told her “this is way too easy.  […]


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Ivy on February 13th, 2011

I wouldn’t say that we get particularly into Valentine’s Day but since everybody is posting recipes, here is a perfect cake if you plan to make one.  I made this cake for my husband last October for his name day, just after our 30 years wedding anniversary and even after 30 years of marriage we […]


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