– “Bake Yourself Better”


Hello fellow lover of baking, cake and all things sweet!

Welcome to The Cake Mistress, your online haven for sweet baking recipes. Since 2010, our fearsome cake leader Emma has been filling her oven with some sugar lovin’ goods and sharing the results with you all here.

The Cake Mistress is a place filled with easy baking recipes inspired by Grandma’s cookbooks. I love homestyle, vintage and retro recipes that anyone can try regardless of skill level.

My aim is to share recipes that are simple, classic, elegant and fast. They don’t need fancy kitchen equipment or expensive ingredients to bake. I also try to explain baking techniques and share tips where I can.

I hope these recipes encourage you to bake more often from scratch and help you become a better baker.

Some of our best recipes are:

In early 2017 I added baking recipe video tutorials to the site. The videos are on The Cake Mistress YouTube channel. Come subscribe and be the first to watch each video as they are released. You can also watch them on the Video Tutorials page and on the actual recipe itself.

The Cake Mistress is proud to be an Australian website now based in Perth (formerly Melbourne).

The Cake Mistress is also proud of that one time she ate a family block of chocolate as a three-year-old, despite her Mother’s warnings. It made her feel vile afterwards, but her status as an insatiable sweet tooth was cemented that day. She’s sorry about her Mum’s carpet.


(please send cake, pictures of cake, etc)

The Cake Mistress is on all the usual Social Media platforms except Snapchat. I’ll leave that one for “the youths”.

You might also find me in real life down at the shops in the baking aisle with flour on my shirt and in my hair.

 emma @ thecakemistress.com