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Tahini Chocolate Truffles

Tahini Chocolate Truffles

These tahini chocolate truffles have an halva-like centre which is not too sweet. They can easily be adapted to 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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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.

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

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

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake with Raspberries

Layers of chocolate brownie, raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream – basically it’s a tower of happiness!

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!

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake with Lemon

After you’ve tasted this impossibly light Japanese Cotton Cheesecake, you’ll never make the ‘normal’ kind ever again!

Chocolate Stout Cake With Pretzel Brittle

A rich, malty, grown-up chocolate cake topped with cream cheese frosting and crunchy caramel pretzel shards

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!

Red Velvet Candy Cane Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A light red velvet sponge cake and cream cheese frosting are the perfect base for this festive Christmas candy cane cake – perfect for the fruit cake haters!

Chocolate Amarula Ice Cream Lollies

A smooth, Amarula-loaded no-churn ice cream coated in a homemade ice-cap chocolate sauce. No, this is not a dream.

Cheat’s Mirror Glaze Mousse Cakes

A light mousse, secret butterscotch filling and caramel mirror glaze make these a dessert for a special occasion!

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Light as air and loaded with zesty citrus, it’s hard to find a more perfect cake than a chiffon. It’s also very hard to have just one slice!

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).

Black Brushstroke Cake for Halloween

Black brushstroke cakes are the perfect gothic dessert – this one’s a black velvet cake with jet-black burnt vanilla frosting!

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!

Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Brandy Butter Frosting

Forget dense, heavy fruit cake – this light but complex gingerbread cake is the new Christmas cake in town!

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!

Brushstroke Cake | How To Make It

Bye-bye unicorn cakes, make way, naked cakes ‘cos the brushstroke cake trend is taking over!

Speckled Vanilla Cake with Marshmallow Easter Egg Filling

A classic vanilla sponge sandwiched together with marshmallow Easter egg frosting and topped with speckled eggs – swoon!

Dessert First: Unframed Ice Cream

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

Earl Grey Victorian Sponge with Cherry Jam

This Victorian Sponge cake is made with earl grey tea which sandwiches slightly tart cherry jam and fluffy whipped cream.

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!