Autumn Cake

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake & a Carrot Cake

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake

Now that I’ve broken the metaphorical cake-seal on the blog in my last post, it seems that the floodgates have opened and all I’m making is cake. There’s this pumpkiny one (because I had yet to make a pumpkin recipe this season), a maple pecan one from Linda Lomelino’s NEWLY TRANSLATED CAKE BOOK!!!! (coming soon…) AND this carrot cake I made for Design Sponge (piccies below). It’s been advantageous for me because I usually get what I call #cakerage during these cake baking sessions. It’s always all fine up until the frosting time. Then I break down and want to give up and eat the cake with my hands, animal-style.

I did get…a bit angry…maybe…when the frosting for my carrot cake starting melting after the sun came out to say hello ๐Ÿ˜ ugh of course. Then I learned that if you put desiccated coconut on the edges of cakes it doesn’t matter if it’s messy as heck cos nooo one will knoooow shhhhh. The whole process went a lot smoother for subsequent cakes so I have a bit less hate in my heart for making layer cakes now!

Carrot Cake Carrot Cake

I made this Chocolate chip, Pumpkin and Rye cake for the GB chefs blog so if you want to surf the cake wave with me, stop over there to check out the recipe – or just look at the snaps here and feel all cosy and autumnal. Then go get yoself some hot chocolate just because.

Meanwhile I’ve got a cookie recipe and two savoury recipes (lasagne and soup! because right now I want all of that kind of hot, curl-up-with-a-blanket food to eat whilst catching up on Homeland) that are also in the pipeline for el blahg so stay tuned, chickies :*

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake

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  • Baby June October 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Omg so much delicious cake! I totally agree, sometimes a bit of coconut or whatever is what you need to smooth off those rough edges in frosting ๐Ÿ˜€ The rye cake looks wonderful too!

  • Mariana @The Candid Kitchen October 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Heat and frosting don’t go well together so I get you frustration! They all look really lovely. And you broke the news to me that Linda’s cake has been translated. Yey!

  • Rossi @ A Baking Girl October 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Yum, that carrot cake looks super delicious. As for frosting rage, I definitely tend to go for the rustic “only frost the middle, leave the sides bare” kind of look ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Teffy October 19, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Oh Izzy I just love your pictures!!
    I’ve had incidents as well with two layer cakes where, since it didn’t really fit perfectly upright in my fridge, the top layer decided to slide off the cake in the middle of the night right before I had to take it to a party! joyous. So I feel your pain.

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  • Kate @ Cora Bella Bakes October 19, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    This is wonderful! I have been a fan of your blog forever, and I used your Pomegranate Salt recipe from last december in my latest (first & only) post; I made White chocolate and Pomegranate Salt covered popcorn! I gave you credit and gave a link to your blog, hope you don’t mind.
    xx Kate

  • Sarah | The Woks of Life October 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Oh my gosh. This is my first time on your blog and I LOVE it. This cake looks amazing and your photos are just gorgeous. Congrats on the book launch as well!

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen October 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Cakerage or not, these look absolutely amazing!

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit October 20, 2014 at 12:13 am

    RYE bundt cake? I’m so intrigued. I feel like rye and pumpkin will go really well together and then BLAM chocolate chips and I’m all over this. Oh what’s that, you knew they would be good together? And you’re saying durr? Touchรฉ Hossack. Touchรฉ.

  • Jessica@TheMindlessMusings October 20, 2014 at 1:20 am

    My mouth is literally drooling how do you make everything so pretty???

  • Beth October 20, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Your cake looks fabulous, coconut or not. I’ve been known to succumb to cage rage too….

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 20, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Both cakes are absolutely awesome for fall! Gorgeous photos too!!

  • Christin October 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    This looks delicious! Thanks Izy for the inspiration!

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery October 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    They’re both so beautiful, I want to load up a plate with two huge slices. And I feel you on the coconut trick. It’s magical

  • Maryna October 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    it is a crime not to make use of pupmkin now)) Wonderful cake! I have also made one on the weekend . here is the link http://thisisasweetblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-cake-with-mascarpone-frosting.html

  • michelle October 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    These both look amazing… gorgeous photos! Just received your beautiful cookbook in the mail… I am so excited to try your recipes… Going to start with your chocolate muffin mix in the morning :))

  • Millie | Add A Little October 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Love it! The styling is super beautiful as usual and that carrot cake with coconut around the edges omnomnomnom

  • Rebecca @ figs and pigs October 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    What a great cake combo. I don’t think I’ve ever tried rye in cake but I will be now I’ve seen this ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bec October 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Your recipe are just stunning!!! Lovely cake x

  • Ala October 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Omg cakerage is my bestest friend ever (read: worstest enemy aghhhhh). I don’t know how many times I ruined a cake by just sticking my hand straight into it and taking out a big chunk to eat. #kidding #notkidding this cake looks amaaaaazing girl!

  • thelittleloaf October 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    The greenery in your photos is making me feel CHRISTMASSY! xx

  • Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table October 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I find that baking comes in spurts for me. I either want to roll out dough and measure out baking powder all day long, or I never want to see another speck of flour, ever again. So I’m not surprised. These look great! Question – when making recipes in small pans for photography and recipe development, do you also make another one in a regular size to get the measurements accurately? Or do you just do the math and assume it’ll work?

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures October 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I have never been great about decorating cakes. I’ll keep the coconut trick in my back pocket for the next time I need it!

  • Marijke Van Dornick October 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    As a confirmed carrot-cake-aholic, I just want to say how awesome this recipe is – in fact all your recipes just make me want to run to the kitchen and start baking. Thank you so much!

  • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy October 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Your photos are to die for! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Abbie @ Needs Salt October 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Every single photo is absolutely gorgeous. You’re such a talented cake maker! I can’t get over it. Simply perfect. And I love the sets for these pictures, too! SO inspiring.

  • Isabelle October 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Izy, your blog is wonderful. I recently made the ‘pancakes for one’ using coconut flour and it was a wonderful little party for me to enjoy all by myself (a busy mama needs to indulge in something sweet at times, when hubby and kids are out). xxx

  • El mundo a bocados October 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    This looks just delicious

  • Love CompassionateLee October 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    This cake looks so rich and moist! It makes me want to take a trip to the market and get the ingredients ready for some Friday night baking. Enjoy a restful weekend, Izy ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/behindthescenes

  • Marine October 25, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Oh my I just made your chocolate rye pumpkin cake and it is SO GOOD!! So moist! Amazing, thank you!

  • Tash October 26, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Hahaha #cakerage – I’m so glad I am not the only one!!!! This looks amazing. I need a bundt pan big time x

  • Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen October 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Looove these pics, Izy! And that cake is pure autumn heaven! Also, Linda’s book is just bloody genius. Have it in Swedish and have loved it madly.

  • Ella Davis October 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    looks like an amazing cake me and my mum should try it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Em October 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Pictures are so beautiful, can almost taste the delishiousness!! Love your blog x

    http://www.emandthewilds.com

  • cynthia October 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    omg YES TO CAKE RAGE. These are such stunners though ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad they survived!

  • Chineka @ Savor The Baking October 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I love all of these cakes. The carrot cake looks delicious.

  • Monique November 2, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Hey Izzy,

    I have only this week come across your food blog and I already love it so much! I have been going through most of your recipes already (in particular the dessert/sweet ones), even all the way back to your first post (I like to look at good bloggers’ first post as I’m practically new to foodblogging and I just want to see where you all started, hihi!). I really really like your photos, so you are gonna be another one of the blogs I follow and read every day!

    Thanks for this beautiful blog and being an example!

    • Monique November 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Oh I’m sorry, in my mind it was zz but I see I should have said Izy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Valeria | Life Love Food November 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Love pumpkin cakes, especially if they are as pretty as this one! I just posted one with pistachio and ricotta, and this is next on my must-try list!

  • johanne November 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Finally found a perfect desert for thanksgiving. . I should try making this one.

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