–  NEW RECIPES  –

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!

read more
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!

read more
Russian Honey Cake

Russian Honey Cake

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

read more
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

read more

Caramel Peppermint Crisp Mousse Cake

A twist on the South African tart, this cake has coconut sponge layers, caramel mousse and peppermint crisp!

Beetroot Cheesecake & Lancewood Cake-Off Competition

A smooth, velvety savoury cheesecake with pumpernickel base topped with a roasted beetroot jelly and crackers.

Frozen Vanilla and Blueberry Yoghurt Parfait

With layers of spicy biscuits, a rich creamy yoghurt filling and ripples of blueberry compote, this parfait is as easy on the eyes as it is on the taste buds!

Hertzoggie Cake

A spin on the South African hertzoggie, this light coconut sponge cake with crunchy coconut meringue topping is layered with whipped cream and apricot jam.

Salted Caramel Cake

A buttery malt sponge sandwiched together with layers of caramel buttercream with just a touch of sea salt – to celebrate a very special birthday!

Vanilla Bean Basque Cheesecake

If you’re good at burning things, this is for you! The beauty of this cheesecake is in its burnt, caramelized flavour. 

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!

Chocolate Marshmallow Log (Flourless)

A chocolate roll filled with toasted marshmallow and topped with wafers – my ode to the infamous chocolate log!

Easy No-Churn Watermelon Sorbet

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

Hot Cross Bundts

These Hot Cross Bundts are a fun spin on hot cross buns. They’re loaded with spice, fruit, topped with a glaze and served with a boozy rum and raisin sauce – a scoop of ice cream wouldn’t hurt either!

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!

No-Churn Passion Fruit Cheesecake Ice Cream

A 5-Ingredient ice cream that’s not only as easy to make as it is to eat but it combines two desserts in one!

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! 

Coffee and Cardamom Instant Soft Serve

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

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!

Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake with Spiced Clementines

This is gooey, chocolatey, messy, shove-your-entire-face-in-it good. Oh, and it’s a source of Vitamin C!

Upside-Down Cake Frosting Technique

Want a perfectly smooth and flat cake with sharp edges? Then flip it upside down! You won’t frost a cake any other way again. Prepare to have your life changed.

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!

Moerkoffie Cake with Condensed Milk Drip

A layered and marbled chocolate cake inspired by the clouds made when condensed milk is poured into strong, black moerkoffie!

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!