115g butter, softened (plus a bit extra for greasing teacups)

4 tbsp Strawberry Jam

115g Caster Sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

115g self-raising flour

6 whole strawberries to decorate


  1. Preheat oven 180*c/350*F/Gas mark 4
  2. Grease 6 heavy round teacups (I used ramekins) with butter
  3. Place butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat together until fluffy and light
  4. Gradually add the eggs, make sure they are well combined
  5. Add the vanilla extract
  6. Sift in the flour and then fold into the mixture
  7. Spoon into the prepared teacups (ramekins)
  8. Once all the mixture is divided place cups into a roasting tin and pour hot water in the tin until water is one third up the sides.
  9. Place into pre-heated oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown



This weekend was a little bit on the chilly side, will have to get the fire lit soon!

First up on Saturday we had Pancake Saturday! This week we had apple and cinnamon pancakes!! When mixing these you might think you need to add a bit more liquid before you add the apple, there is no need as the juice you get from grating the apples makes up for this. You will also have to scoop the mixture and the apple makes it lumpy. I will upload the recipe into the pancake recipe section for you all.

Also to warm us up I made Warm Strawberry Cupcakes baked in a teacup (I didn’t have a teacup but I used my creme brulee dishes) This was surprising easy to bake and used basic ingredients. My suggestion is to spread out the layer of jam on the bottom so you don’t end up with a blob on the bottom. When spooning in the cake mixture don’t bother about smoothing this out as the heat does this for you.

Strawberry cupcakes

The Warm Strawberry Cupcakes recipe is uploaded in the cupcake section.

Well first up, me and my better half Ash have pancake Saturdays…. have been trying out new toppings every week so far we have had…

  • vanilla ice-cream w/ maple syrup
  • wildberry ice-cream w/ maple syrup
  • Bananas w/ maple syrup
  • lemon and sugar.

I am trying out different pancake recipes to find the best one, I think I have nearly mastered it! 🙂 Stay tuned.

I will also be baking another delish item, TBC Ash gets to choose this week!

Today was a public holiday! Always great when you don’t have to go into work but still get paid for it! 🙂

Today I baked Lemon Cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. Delish! This cookbook is my favourite EVER. I use to live in Wimbledon for nearly 2 years and fell in love with the shop at Portobello Road in Notting Hill.

I found that I didn’t have enough mixture for the full 12 cupcakes – but that would be because I used muffin cases instead of cupcake size. Also the amount of zest all up is 3 normal size lemons. To get the zest use a micro-plane grater, if you don’t have one get one! They are easy to clean and you get more zest out of the citrus.

I will upload the recipe tomorrow –

Tami xx

Welcome to Tamicakes!

Over the coming posts I will be uploading my baking adventures from some of my favourite cookbooks. I hope to upload and bake something each week but as I still want a social life this might not always happen.

That’s all for now…I am off baking 🙂

Tami xx


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  • tamicakes: I cant find any decent bananas :(
  • Peta: you can afford bananas? HR are obviously paying you too much!
  • Chelsea: Holy crapola they were magnificent!!