RECIPE: Velvety chocolate mud cake, and a delicious caramel sauce

This is a delicious cake that’s always super popular (especially with chocolate lovers!). Because it uses oil, not butter, it’s also super easy to make dairy-free: just swap out the buttermilk for almond milk with a splash of lemon juice (and grease your pans with dairy-free margarine, or oil). I’ve done this before, and it tastes just the same.

I recently used this recipe for a friend’s 21st birthday party. I filled it with caramel sauce, buttercream made with melted dark chocolate, and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache drip… Drooling yet?

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Japan, a foodie heaven

Japanese food has long been one of my favourites – and that was before I even knew just how exceptional it could be. Visiting Japan, I was amazed by the quality, flavour, diversity, and abundance (no adjectives really do it justice) of incredible dishes everywhere in the country – regardless of whether it’s a quick, cheap purchase from the side of the road, or at a classy restaurant!

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Konnichiwa! A trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka

Following months and months of extreme over-excitement (it was really starting to get a bit out of hand), I finally hopped on a plane and made it all the way to Japan!

Our first stop was Tokyo, labelled by many as the most liveable city in the world. I don’t think I could agree with that statement any more than I do: it’s a place filled to the brim with limitless fun, craziness, things to do, things to see, things to eat

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