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Torta Settevelli

Torta Settevelli

Torta Setteveli (Italian for seven-veil cake) is a seven-layer cake traditionally served on birthdays.  This cake is composed of a base of sponge cake, chocolate and hazelnut Bavarian cream layers and a crunchy praline base.

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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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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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Dripping White Chocolate Candle Cakes

These cakes are made with light eggnog sponge layered with nutmeg buttercream and a white chocolate drip that makes them look just like Christmas candles!

Strawberry Tres Leches Sheet Cake 

A light and refreshing sponge cake which is soaked in a mixture of fresh strawberries and three types of milk (condensed, evaporated and full cream).

Brown Sugar Madeleines

Madeleines may look fancy and intricate, but making these perfect little French cakes – complete with their trademark bumps – is a lot easier than baking a large cake! 

Dessert First: Unframed Ice Cream

You haven’t tasted ice cream until you’ve tasted THIS ice cream. Introducing Cape Town’s best!

Chocolate Mousse Christmas Fruit Cake

This Christmas cake is a modern twist on a classic with layers of moist chocolate fruit cake, light chocolate mousse and a gold-flecked mirror glaze!

Persian Love Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Legend has it that a woman baked this cake for a Persian prince to make him fall in love with her!

Instant 3-Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt

When words like ‘instant’ and ‘3-ingredient’ are thrown around, you know it’s a must-try recipe!


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!

Coconut Orange Tres Leches Cake and Chai Gulab Jamun

When it comes to Eid, two desserts are ALWAYS better than one and these two recipes will maximise your time in the kitchen.

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!

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake

Many many layers of beautiful matcha green tea infused pancakes stacked on top of each other with a vanilla custard cream filling

Chocolate Millionaire Shortbread Cake

A ridiculously moist and rich chocolate cake with the added decadence of shortbread and salted caramel!

Spiced Pear Molasses Loaf Cake with Oat Crumble

Spicy, rich and moist, this loaf cake has a deep molasses flavour, flecks of seasonal pears and a crunchy oat topping.

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

The softest, silkiest baked chocolate cheesecake you will ever make – plus all the secrets to get the perfect velvety texture.

Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple but impressive cake packed with pineapple and nuts covered in a tangy cream cheese frosting

Jasmine and Coconut Panna Cotta Jellies

There is nothing better than the sweet scent of jasmine – unless it’s in a pretty wobbly jelly, that is!

Dark Chocolate Coconut Ganache Cake (Gluten-Free)

This is the darkest, richest, moistest not-too-sweet chocolate cake you will ever have the pleasure of tasting!

Colour of the Year Cake & Homemade Sprinkles

Inspired by the 2018 Colour of the Year, here’s how to make your own sprinkles so your cakes are on-trend!

Magic Latte Cake

This coffee-flavoured custard slice magically splits into three layers in the oven and definitely lives up to it’s magical name!

Frozen Chocolate Tiramisu

My favourite Italian dessert gets a chocolate twist and a short stint in the freezer to make it the perfect after-lunch, after-dinner, after-anything dessert.

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!