Tahini Chocolate Truffles

Tahini Chocolate Truffles

These tahini chocolate truffles have a halva-like centre which is not too sweet. The recipe is super easy and can be adapted to almost any flavour!

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Ma’amoul – Three Ways

Ma’amoul – Three Ways

Ma’amoul are filled butter cookies traditionally made with semolina flour. Our version has a decadent twist!

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Russian Honey Cake

Russian Honey Cake

Layers of caramelly honey biscuit are sandwiched together with sour cream to make a buttery Biscoff-like cake.

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Chocolate Chilli Baklava

Chocolate Chilli Baklava

Flaky baklava with a filling of spices, cocoa nibs, almond and dark chocolate, this version is not too sweet and so addictive

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Peppermint Crisp Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

These peppermint crisp ice cream sandwiches are one of my favourite flavours of South African summer. Inspired by a 'local 'n lekker' dessert, peppermint crisp tart, it is made with only 4 ingredients (like the pudding which inspired it) but is a much better suitor...

Coffee and Cardamom Instant Soft Serve

This almost-instant soft serve ice cream is made in a food processor or blender – so easy!


An authentic tiramisu recipe made with layers of espresso-soaked ladyfinger biscuits, cocoa powder and a light, fluffy mascarpone cream – it’s a classic for a reason!

Date Ripple Ice Cream with Fennel Seeds

A creamy no-churn date ice cream swirled with rich date syrup and toasted fennel.

Watercolour Vanilla Birthday Cake

A bright and cheerful butter cake to celebrate The Kate Tin’s 7th Birthday! Hooray!

The Sweet Life Of A Pastry Chef & Opera Cake Recipe

A day in the life of an executive pastry chef at Constance Belle Mare Plage Mauritius is not all white beach and turquoise water!

Spiced Sweet Potato Carrot Cake with Muscovado Frosting

A deliciously moist carrot cake (thanks to the addition of mashed sweet potato) with an interesting frosting

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

This cake/cheesecake is the best of both worlds; creamy velvety baked cheesecake on top of a moist spiced carrot cake – it is pure heaven! ⁠

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cones

Make an ice cream cone that’s as delicious as the frozen dessert inside it – it’s easier than you think!

Angel Snow Globe Cake with Brandy Butter Frosting

A quick and easy way to decorate a show-stopping Christmas cake – and this one tastes heavenly too!

Lemon Raspberry Wedding Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Can a dessert blogger and a pastry chef trust someone else to make their wedding cake? Nope! We made our own, of course!

Apple Yoghurt Cake with Miso Caramel

This buttery Apple Yoghurt Cake with Miso Caramel is probably one of the best things I’ve eaten all year. And I eat a LOT of cake… 

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Crunch Cake

A moist, dark, rich chocolate cake loaded with a ridiculous amount of chocolate. This is not a drill – I repeat, this is not a drill!

Chocolate Peanut Butterscotch Milkshake

Ah freakshakes, how I love thee?! You’re 5 desserts in 1 and that’s probably why you’re so delicious!

Burnt Honey Creme Caramel

Burnt honey adds a slight bitter edge and delicious contrast to the usually-sweet creme caramel. You’ll never make the classic version again!

Raspberry Vanilla Custard Cake

Layers of impossibly light almond sponge cake sandwiched together with vanilla custard pastry cream and fresh raspberries.

Easy No-Churn Watermelon Sorbet

A ridiculously easy and refreshing no-churn watermelon sorbet that can be made in your blender!

Chocolate Milo Peanut Butter Cake

This cake is my second favourite way of eating milo – other than straight out of the tin with a spoon, of course!

Baked Cereal Milk Doughnuts

These baked cake doughnuts are made by throwing everything together in one bowl! They have a crunchy biscuit layer on the bottom and are dipped in a glaze made with cereal milk.

Black Forest Pavlova with Chocolate Mousse

Towering layers of crispy, marshmallowy marbled meringue, dark chocolate mousse, whipped cream and syrupy cherries

About Me

Hi, my name is Katelyn and I sugarcoat everything – literally! You know that little voice inside your head that says, ‘Hey, let’s go a little crazy and have another slice of cake. It has carrots in it, so, basically it’s a salad, right?’ Well, The Kate Tin IS that little voice and it will take care of every kind of craving you’ll ever have! And I would know, because I’ve sacrificed my waistline to bring you the naughtiest, most decadent and indulgent cakes, bakes, cookies and all sorts of deliciousness of your dreams!

Welcome to my happy place – and hopefully, it will be yours too!