Welcome To The Cake Mistress

Glad you found this cosy little corner. Make yourself comfy. Come chat over chocolate cake and a good cup of tea. The Cake Mistress is currently writing from Melbourne Australia, and is focused on the sweeter things in life: baking and dessert, sharing home-style recipes with a pinch of nostalgia.

HOMESTYLE RELIABLE RECIPES THAT ARE SUPER DELICIOUS

Fancypants desserts in bazillion Michelin Star restaurants are all well and good. But sometimes you just need a darn good piece of chocolate cake like Mum used to make.

Within lies recipes for homestyle goodies with a pinch of nostalgia: cakes, cookies, cupcakes, biscuits, slices and more. No style over substance allowed. Only tested and super-delicious recipes are published here.

It makes me happy to learn that you’ve tried a recipe here and you’re delighted with the results. I love seeing your comments, so thank you for taking the time to give feedback. Of course, constructively let me know if something didn’t go according to plan too and we can problem-solve together.

SIMPLE RECIPES YOU CAN MAKE TODAY: NO FANDANGLED GADGETS

Nan didn’t need fandangled gadgets to create amazing food: great things can be accomplished with a good recipe, good technique and love.

THE CAKE MISTRESS

Your resident cake-hole is Ms Emma, who fled Perth to take up residency in Melbourne, Australia in 2009, starting The Cake Mistress a year later in 2010. She likes cake, baking, travelling and talking in the 3rd person. She looks like her profile pic approximately 0.05% of the time, but hey, this is the internet, so let’s be fancy. She works full-time in a completely non-food related field and bakes/writes/photographs/designs The Cake Mistress in her spare time, so apologies in advance if your question isn’t answered at Superman speed.  She might also be distracted by chocolate cake or in a cookie coma, but will snap out of it soon.

42 Comments

  1. Saul

    Beautiful and lovely. I look forward to seeing your business grow. There is a magic talent here.

  2. Saul

    Beautiful and lovely. I look forward to seeing your business grow. There is a magic talent here.

  3. Tricia Green

    Awesome website! Makes me so jealous! Will pass address onto a friend in New York I am visiting now, who is a baker too! She just got an internship at the Plaza Hotel New York (apparently its very fancy). I would love to see a bake off between you, her and Connor, and Josie!!!!
    Cheers and good luck with the study.

  4. Tricia Green

    Awesome website! Makes me so jealous! Will pass address onto a friend in New York I am visiting now, who is a baker too! She just got an internship at the Plaza Hotel New York (apparently its very fancy). I would love to see a bake off between you, her and Connor, and Josie!!!!
    Cheers and good luck with the study.

  5. CakeMistress

    Thank you so much! That means a lot :)

  6. CakeMistress

    Thank you so much! That means a lot :)

  7. CakeMistress

    Hey globetrotter! You’re in NY? Amazing. Thanks for visiting, I glad you like it. A bake-off day sounds like a lot of fun :)

  8. CakeMistress

    Hey globetrotter! You’re in NY? Amazing. Thanks for visiting, I glad you like it. A bake-off day sounds like a lot of fun :)

  9. Jessica Harris

    This is an amazing website CakeMistress! So impressed! It must have taken a lot of work. Much love, Jess

  10. Jessica Harris

    This is an amazing website CakeMistress! So impressed! It must have taken a lot of work. Much love, Jess

  11. CakeMistress

    Hi Jess! Thank you :)
    Been squirrelling away trying to get the bones of it up before uni starts and sucks away my time. xx

  12. CakeMistress

    Hi Jess! Thank you :)
    Been squirrelling away trying to get the bones of it up before uni starts and sucks away my time. xx

  13. Zoe Tattersall

    Great to see a home grown Aussie baking website! Looks fantastic, will be following closely :)

  14. Zoe Tattersall

    Great to see a home grown Aussie baking website! Looks fantastic, will be following closely :)

  15. Alli

    I can’t believe you have only been blogging a few months, excellent job, I love all your old baking photos!

  16. Alli

    I can’t believe you have only been blogging a few months, excellent job, I love all your old baking photos!

  17. butthole

    glad to see you used my suggestion of cake-hole as a name. I’m trademarking it. Kthanxbye.

  18. butthole

    glad to see you used my suggestion of cake-hole as a name. I’m trademarking it. Kthanxbye.

  19. FOODESSA

    I absolutely agree with the fact that great desserts can come from simplicity.
    Heck…we can get REALLY simple…a spoon of Crema de Leche…I’m satisfied;o)
    Alright…I’m fooling…I am much more dedicated to our craft than most…however…I am not anywhere near being a pro chef ;0)…way too fussy!
    Thanks for this very well maintained blog you started.
    All the very best…I’ll be following.
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

  20. FOODESSA

    I absolutely agree with the fact that great desserts can come from simplicity.
    Heck…we can get REALLY simple…a spoon of Crema de Leche…I’m satisfied;o)
    Alright…I’m fooling…I am much more dedicated to our craft than most…however…I am not anywhere near being a pro chef ;0)…way too fussy!
    Thanks for this very well maintained blog you started.
    All the very best…I’ll be following.
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

  21. Amanda

    What a great site! I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before now. Thanks for adding me to the blog roll!

  22. Amanda

    What a great site! I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before now. Thanks for adding me to the blog roll!

  23. Sanjeeta kk

    Beautiful collection and presentation of recipes. Came through Twitter following. Nice to be here.

  24. Sanjeeta kk

    Beautiful collection and presentation of recipes. Came through Twitter following. Nice to be here.

  25. Cat

    Came here looking for a recipe – #1 result on Google for Red Velvet Cupcakes – can’t wait to bake them for my American themed Red, White & Blue party. Don’t suppose you are in Adelaide? If so, I’d be honoured if you attended! Wonderful website, I can’t wait to get stuck into it. xo

  26. Cat

    Came here looking for a recipe – #1 result on Google for Red Velvet Cupcakes – can’t wait to bake them for my American themed Red, White & Blue party. Don’t suppose you are in Adelaide? If so, I’d be honoured if you attended! Wonderful website, I can’t wait to get stuck into it. xo

  27. shaz

    Hi Emma, how did I miss this about section before? (Is it new?) Love the pic! And thanks for including me on the blogroll :)

  28. Anonymous

    Hi Sharon! Thanks and you’re welcome :) A pleasure to include your blog on the baking list.

  29. Videshinie

    I came across your site whilst researching recipes for Red Velvet cupcakes. It’s gorgeous!

  30. Anonymous

    Thank you Videshinie, it’s lovely to hear :)

  31. Demi

    I’m completely in love with your website — I cooked your caramel chocolate cake the other day, and my family LOVED it! Going to try it with a caramel ganache topping next time, and try and bring out the caramel flavour a bit more, but the cake itself was soooo soft, which I was really surprised about as the mixture was quite thick, and I expected it to be a heavy cake. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes — especially the macaroons! Been looking for a good, easy to follow recipe for them for a while now.

    Basically — thank you for creating this awesome place for me to come and get new recipes, as I’m tired of all the old one’s I’ve grown up cooking =) I think you do an amazing job, and it helps so much reading through any problems you might have encountered, or easier ways you’ve discovered to do things =)

    Love your work! Demi x

  32. Anonymous

    Thanks Demi!
    Ooh, the cake sounds awesome with a caramel ganache topping. Glad it worked out for you too, it’s such a curious recipe.

    Thanks for visiting!
    Emma

  33. Jorgensen_kathryn

    I never read the Canberra Times but as an avid baker and believer in fate think that today’s accidental discovery over breakfast will be a long and happy friendship! Beautiful!

  34. Fiona

    I’ve never been to a blog before but decided it might be a fun thing to do in relation to baking. Well, how lucky am I that I came across this wonderful website on my first search! No need to look any further, thanks CakeMistress.

  35. Kath

    I love fate. A random search for rose water recipes and I find this wonderful site. A very happy girl am I!! :)

  36. Mike Baker

    G’day. I”m not really much of a baker (despite it being my name!) but I have a 13yo daughter who is a keen maker of cakes. She still has lots to learn, but has come a long way already. We recently came across this new local cake supplies website (no, it’s not ours!). They seem to be still building stock, but are doing lots of things right and it’s well worth a look…

  37. lauren

    Do you guys have a button I can put on my blog?

  38. Maree Baker

    I love to bake, well attempt to anyway! I just came across your site while googling for a moist carrot cake and out of the many that came up yours seems to look the best. I’m looking forward to giving it a try. Love the website by the way. :)

  39. Jenni Higgins

    I don’t like you. I found your website the *day* after I joined Weight Watchers :( noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  40. Jessica Savage

    I… but… when… how have I never been here!? This place is amazing! All the deliciousness, all of the time! I’m a little over-excited! So many tasty treats to try! I’m sorry, I’ll try and calm myself. Today has suddenly become a very good day :)

  41. Sophia Purvis

    Great Blog Ms Emma, great to see another melbourne blogger.

  42. Clara

    Please please PLEASE never stop putting amazing recipies out there! I am working my way through your gorgeous cakes and my family are ever so grateful! Every time I choose the next gastronomic delight that will fill my house with incredible aromas I am guaranteed success! Every recipe is perfection, I haven’t had a failure yet! Thankyou for your amazing site! x

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